While pumpkin is the star of the show in everyone’s fall baking, there’s another versatile vegetable that often gets overlooked — sweet potato! Sure, you’ve probably enjoyed them baked, mashed or even in a pie, but have you made brownies, muffins, or even cake using sweet potato?
Mashed or puréed sweet potatoes are a delicious way to pack in the nutrients to a number of fall treats. Their dense consistency can significantly reduce the amount of flour needed, helping to make sweet treats gluten-free or even Paleo-friendly! They also add moisture which means, similar to applesauce, can be used instead of oil in a given recipe.
This holiday season, try sweet potato in place of pumpkin purée in any pumpkin recipe, or try one of the recipes below. These tasty treats will prove once and for all how versatile this veggie is!