Skinny Sweet Potato Pie Boats

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Nov 22nd


Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I am so excited about all the food but for this holiday, I wanted a lighter option for dessert. I made this recipe for 2 people but you can always double or triple it for more people. Don’y get me wrong, I LOVE sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole but all that butter and sugar can make me feel heavy. So if you need a lighter option this holiday season, try this recipe. 

Skinny Sweet Potato Pie Boats
Serves: 2
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 T honey or any kind of sugar substitute. (You can also use brown sugar)
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • chopped pecans
  • small marshmallows
  1. Prick sweet potatos with a fork all over and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until soft.
  2. Let cool for a few minutes then slice off the tops. I didn't want to cut them in half so it would keep it's boat shape, so only a little off the top so you can scoop out the middle.
  3. Scoop out the middle, leaving a ¼ inch border of sweet potato on the inside.
  4. In a bowl combine scooped out sweet potato, honey, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon and smash until and combined.
  5. Spoon back into sweet potato "boat" and top with chopped pecans. You can also use walnuts or any nuts you have on hand.
  6. Bake again at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with marshmallows. Put back into the oven and bake for a few minutes, until marshmallows are brown on top. They will cook very fast so watch them closely. If you have a kitchen torch, you can also use that to brown the marshmallows.
  8. Enjoy!

We ate these last night and they were so yummy. They really cured my sweet tooth craving! Happy Thanksgiving.



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