- Tina Wasserman - https://cookingandmore.com -

Maple-Spice Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

3 medium sweet potatoes

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil

2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup (amount of sweetness is your choice)

2 tablespoons fruit flavored Balsamic vinegar (a plain, sweet Balsamic will suffice)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1/8th teaspoon ground cloves

1/8-1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder (to taste)

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Marshmallows- 10-12 large or 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Rinse the outside of the sweet potatoes and then rub with the olive oil. Place on a cookie sheet and roast for 45 minutes- 1 hour until the potatoes seem soft when lightly squeezed.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato into a bowl leaving a ¼ inch attached to the skin. You
  3. Mash the potatoes until fairly smooth and then add all of the seasonings.
  4. Spoon or pipe the mashed potatoes into 4 of the halves ( you probably won’t need the remaining 2 halves unless you don’t overstuff the potatoes)
  5. Top the stuffed potato halves with the marshmallows and bake for another 10 minutes or until heated through.
  6. If marshmallows aren’t dark enough, pass them under a broiler for 1 minute or until golden brown.

Serves 4-5