My little sister came over last night for a homework and dinner night. I love these nights because when she comes over she spends a good amount of time poking and harassing the mr while I get left alone to cook dinner. But then always at some point during the evening,usually after feeding them dinner, they both turn on me and start to poke at me. They are brats like that. But what I also like is I can sometimes help her a bit with the homework. (like last night,... girl did a bit of procrastination.Good thing I am awesome and maybe a little bit of a hard ass. She got it done with a bit of help and it all ended happily ever after) Maybe cause I am an old lady now, but I like the feeling of using my brain for things that I no longer think about. I makes me feel smart again (kinda) SO we get together and eat and do homework and make fun of each other... Good times. I love hanging out with my sister.
Ok, so this pudding, its one of my favorites.. I could probably live off of sweet potatoes in all shapes and forms.. A long while back I started making this pudding and got the sister hooked on it as well. So whenever she comes over for dinner I make it for us. And we eat it and exclaim how, "OMG this is so freaking good" and eat, then lick our bowls clean. And it's so easy and simple to make. Basically just sweet potato. So amazing. The mr, he likes it, but doesn't share the same enthusiasm as we do....But he is not a teenage girl and her sister so yeah. who really knows.But Anyone out there with a spare sweet potato.. make this pudding. It will change your life in all the right ways!
Your welcome very much.
The stuff. A sweet potato, a couple of dates, ans some cinnamon. That's all you need!
Simple as can be. Bake the sweet potato until soft. Remove the skin (I then eat the skin, but if you don't like it, the dog also loves potato skins) and stick it onto a food processor with the dates (make sure to remove the pits) and blend together. I usually add in a few a few splashes of water while I am blending just to think it out a tiny bit. But that is a preference I will leave up to you.
Add in the cinnamon and blend some more until so nice and silky smooth.
And a note here. You can omit the cinnamon if you like, the pudding is amazing without it but you could even use more spices like ginger and allspice or added a little splash of vanilla. OR.. Add a scoop of some nut butter... so good.
Once the you have spiced your pudding, scoop it out into jars, bowls, whatever and how much ever you want (1 large sweet potato is good for 2-3 servings)
Oh whats this.. Coconut cream!!!! And yes, hand beaten like a boss!
You have the pudding, a the whipped coconut cream. Big spoonful of that right on top.
Sprinkled with another pinch of cinnamon and some chopped up walnuts...
Pudding so good and so easy it will knock your socks off!
Have a great weekend!
Sweet Potato Pudding
Serves 1- 3
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1-2 pitted dates (If I am making the pudding for myself I sometimes skip the dates)
- 1 tablespoon Vietnamese cinnamon
Optional. A pinch of ground ginger or allspice. Pumpkin pie spice or a splash of vanilla. A scoop of nut butter or even a handful of nuts. Chocolate chips or creamy nutella. Berries. And whipped coconut cream or some yogurt to top with. So many possibilities.
Bake sweet potato until tender. This can be done a ahead of time or you can use up left over sweet potatoes from dinner....
Remove the skin from the potato and place into a food processor or blender with the dates and the cinnamon or whatever spices you want to use. Blend until smooth. Can add in a few splashes of water to thing out a bit.
Once smooth, scoop out into serving sizes or just into one big jar to eat all to yourself. Top with coconut cream and chopped nuts or nothing.
Eat with spoon, like bowl clean.. And can be eaten without shame for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.