Friday, August 19, 2011

Paleo Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

We've been having a lot of garlic and savory-type foods lately, so I wanted something a little different today. Even though it's August, the air was cool this morning on our walk to Will's office, and I thought of fall.

And apples. And sweet potatoes.

This is a great side dish, and the baby loves it so I make it quite often. (And since we don't feed her crackers or grains, she needs the carbs.)

The Tools:

- 4 qt. crockpot

- 4 large-ish sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/8 t nutmeg
- 1/8 t cloves
- 2 T honey (and more for drizzling, if you so desire)

The Process:

Plop the sweet potato chunks in the crock. Mix together the remaining ingredients (sans the drizzling honey) and taste. Add more of anything if you think you want it.

Then dump the applesauce mixture over the sweet potatoes, mix them up a bit, and let it cook on low for 3 hours.

Overcooking won't hurt the dish, but you will eventually end up with sweet potato mush if you let it go too long.

Add some honey at the end for a touch of extra sweetness. (I used unsweetened applesauce, so I found that another drop of honey really "made" this dish.)

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