Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Put a twist on traditional mashed potatoes with this cinnamon sweet potato dish.

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Participant Age: Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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  • Cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 sweet potato
Cook Sweet Potato

Wash and peel your sweet potato. Cut into thin slices. Put the slices in a medium sized pot. Cover with water. Cook the sweet potatoes until the pieces break when you test them with a fork. Drain off any excess water.

Mash Potato and Add Spices

Pour the cooked potatoes into a large bowl. Cool them until they are just warm to the touch. Let your child mash with a potato masher. While he or she mashes, sprinkle in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar or maple syrup (to taste). Add a little milk if the potatoes look dry.

Serve and Enjoy

When you are ready to serve, warm up the potatoes again in the microwave or oven.


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