Here’s a round-up of my best sweet potato healthy dessert recipes. What else is common? They’re all asian inspired!
Although they originated from Central and South America, sweet potatoes are now considered a fundamental staple in many parts of the world. Sweet potatoes come in all sorts of colors, from brown, orange, purple, yellow, and red, but they all have a moist, sweetish taste, with a pleasant and aromatic smell. They’re also incredibly healthy – full of fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients.
The recipes below should give you an idea of how incredibly versatile and easy it is to incorporate this super-veggie into your next baking project. Most call for mashed sweet potatoes (which means you have to cook them first). Sometimes this could be a challenge since there are some times when I’m too lazy to boil or bake them in the oven 🙂 Here’s the easiest way I know how to cook sweet potatoes: microwave it on high for 6-10 minutes (depending on the size of the potato).
And without further ado…
Sweet Potato Mochi Donut (Baked!)
These sweet potato mochi donuts are soft, tender, and subtly sweet–it makes you wish fall was here sooner! (or wish it never went away). Prepared under 15 minutes, this sweet potato mochi donut recipe is easy, delicious, gluten-free as well as healthy. Check out the full recipe by clicking the link below:
Japanese Purple Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie
Chewy, soft and fudgy, this thick chocolate chip cookie has a beautiful color that comes from mashed purple sweet potato (also called the Japanese Purple Sweet Potato). It’s also vegan, paleo and gluten free, and made with other good-for-you ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour and ground flaxseeds!
Healthy Sweet Potato Dango (a.k.a. Sweet Rice Balls)
Chewy, soft and addicting, this sweet potato “Dango” is a healthier take on traditional sweet rice balls that only use glutinous rice flour and water. Made only using 2 ingredients, this recipe can be prepared in under 30 minutes and is perfect for those on a gluten-free, vegan or nut-free diet.
No-Churn Japanese Purple Sweet Potato Nice Cream
I love classic ice cream flavors like vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, but I’m always aching for new and creative flavors like this one, the purple sweet potato ice cream! It’s sweet, it’s healthy, it’s cold and fudgy–here is one ice cream recipe that you can make any time and feel great about eating.