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Whipped Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

and five other healthy sweet potato recipes!

Whipped Vanilla Sweet Potatoes & a collection of healthy sweet potato recipes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet potato #recipe

This is a recipe I’ve been making since my son was little. At the holidays, he would ask me to make them and he just loves them. He really really really loves vanilla and often tells me to add more vanilla, but I try not to overdo it. It’s a super simple recipe with just a few ingredients that is really wonderful. It’s not over-the-top sugary like some sweet potato recipes are, but it’s got enough sweet from the brown sugar and vanilla to make it taste just lovely.


Whipped Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Whipped Vanilla Sweet Potatoes


  • About 1 lb. sweet potato, peeled
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (more or less to taste)
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Peel the sweet potato and cut into quite large chunks. Place the potatoes in water in a saucepan so the chunks are completely covered, bring to a boil and cook until completely tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Remove the potato from the water, put them in a medium mixing bowl and smash them with a fork to mash. Add just a small splash of milk if needed to get it all to mash up well (I didn't need any). Then mash in the the brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Once the potato is mashed roughly, get out your mixer and beat the potatoes until they are nicely whipped and all the potato "chunks" are gone. Taste and add salt and/or vanilla or a bit more brown sugar to suit your tastes.


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Whipped Vanilla Sweet Potatoes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet potato #recipe

Also, I’ve asked some of my foodie friends for some healthy sweet potato recipes and they happily shared their favorites too! So if you’re looking for some healthy sweet potato inspiration, try out one of these. Click on the image or the title to see the recipe:

Avocado and Roasted Yam Fall Ensalada from Muy Bueno

Avocado and Fall Yam Ensalada from Muy Beuna

Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus

Mom’s Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges from Little Ferraro Kitchen

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Christina’s Cucina

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter & Sage from What a Girl Eats

Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter and Sage

This recipe collection was shared at Talking Tuesday over the FenceTuesday’s TableThe Wednesday RoundupWonderful Food WednesdayWine’d Down Wednesday and Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes.


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5 Responses

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at The Wednesday Roundup!
    LeMoine Family Kitchen

    November 27, 2013 at 10:23 am

  2. Thanks for including my hummus, Ann! My little guy would adore your sweet potatoes. Me too!

    November 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    • Ann

      I love your hummus recipe, Brianne! and about my sweet potatoes: I was so sad when they were gone. My nieces and nephews ate them up while I was sleeping

      November 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  3. Vanilla is such a great addition to whipped sweet potatoes! I love that these are healthy enough for an every night dish…unlike the sweet potato casserole that I make for Thanksgiving!!! Pinned

    November 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Lindsey! They definitely are healthy enough for every day. Hope you like them 🙂

      November 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm