Clean Eating Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.

So my house is half packed, and the rest of it is up for sale. I feel like life is turned upside down right now. Thank goodness there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and in a few weeks we’re off to our new home! Cooking and writing are the only things that make me feel a little normal right now. I’m not sure exactly what to expect moving forward to a new state and a new home, but I am familiar with cooking and writing.


But one thing that I’m working on with only a few more weeks in the house, is getting rid of all excess food. I have to empty the freezers so I can sell them, empty the fridge so we aren’t wasting food when it’s time to leave, and get everything else packed up. So I’ve been trying to find creative ways to use all of our food. Thursday I made Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread and Pumpkin Spice Cookies to get rid if the frozen pureed pumpkin I had in the freezer, and the over-ripe bananas I had on the counter.

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Last night I made good use of the sweet potatoes that needed to be cooked in the pantry. This is a little like a cross between my delicious Corn Casserole and and my Bread Pudding recipe. It’s a cornbread mixture, blended with soft sweet potatoes, and tons of milk. In the end you get a smooth a creamy bread recipe that you can scoop out with your spoon and eat. I made mine more of a savory dish yesterday, but we ended up eating it for dinner with a side of ice cream.

It’s all about balance right? It’s been a hard few months for all of us. Sometimes you have to bend the rules a bit when life calls for it. Let me show you how I made this amazing creation so you can too!

This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Begin by cooking your sweet potatoes. I chose to cook mine in the microwave for speed, poking fork holes in each of them first for venting. You could also bake them for an hour at 400 degrees in the oven, or boil them for 15-20 minutes, until soft, and slide the skins right off.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
While they are cooking, get your milk heating on the stove over medium heat.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Add your seasonings and honey and whisk in.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Bring it to a boil and then turn the heat down. Make sure to whisk frequently to keep your mixture from burning.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Now very slowly add your cornmeal and whisk thoroughly to make it smooth.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Now remove your mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly before adding in your eggs.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Next mash and then add in your sweet potatoes and butter and blend. Finally add your baking powder.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
When all mixed and smooth, pour it into your prepared dish.
This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.
Now it’s your turn to give it a shot!

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Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups whole organic milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme or cinnamon, (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8×8 or round casserole dish with some coconut oil.
  2. Wash your sweet potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork for venting while cooking.
  3. I chose to pop them in the microwave to cook them quickly. I had to push the baked potato button twice. You could also have cooked them in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, get your milk heating on the stove over medium heat in a large saute pan.
  5. Add your seasonings and honey. I added some thyme for a more savory taste, but you could also add some cinnamon instead for a sweeter flavor.
  6. Bring your milk to a boil, whisking constantly so it doesn’t burn. Then turn the heat down to medium.
  7. Slowly add in your cornmeal, while whisking, to get a smooth mixture.
  8. When smooth and starting to thicken in the pan, remove your pan from the heat.
  9. Allow the mixture to cool a little bit and then add in your eggs and butter.
  10. If you haven’t already, cut open your sweet potatoes and mash them up inside the skins with a fork until smooth.
  11. Add these to your mixture and mix up the whole dish until it’s nice and smooth.
  12. Finally, add in your baking powder and blend in well.
  13. Now transfer the whole mixture over to your prepared dish and slide it into the oven.
  14. Bake for 40 minutes and check to see if it’s done by sliding a knife into the middle. It should come out clean. If not, or if it’s still jiggly in the middle, cook it for another 10 minutes.
  15. Your spoon bread will puff up in the oven and it will still be soft in the middle when you pull it out. But just know that it will deflate once it cools. Feel free to jump right in though as soon as it’s cool enough to eat without burning yourself.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g 15%
Saturated fat 5 g 25%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 28 g 9%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 1 g 4%
Protein 8 g 16%
Cholesterol 127 mg 42%
Sodium 58 mg 2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This clean eating sweet potato spoon bread is great for any time of the day and any occasion. It would work well for a great holiday side dish, a nice savory breakfast, a hearty dinner, or even a sweet dessert depending on what extra ingredients you decided to add to it.

This was an absolutely delicious treat for everyone at the end of another crazy day around here. I love thinking about the fact that the next time I make this dish, it will be in my farmhouse on land with animals. The milk and butter I’ll be using will come from our goat, the eggs will be from our chickens, and the thyme and sweet potatoes will come from our garden. I can’t wait!

What’s really great about this dish is that it works for some many different meals and occasions. It would be a delicious savory side dish to a holiday meal, or a nice sweet dessert. We had it for dinner last night with ice cream, and with a glass of milk for breakfast this morning. What ever way you decide to serve it, you’ll feel like you’re treating yourself.

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You can even jazz it up to really make it a complete meal with some cheese and sausage for breakfast, or even ham and bell peppers would be yummy. For dinner, add in some spinach and corn to accompany your main dish. We may eat this for dinner again with the Pull Apart Honey Ham I made in the Crock-pot yesterday. Yum! Like with every other recipe I post, feel free to make this one your own and experiment with it. You may just find your next favorite side, dessert, dinner or breakfast dish!

For some more great similar dishes, check out my 15 Fantastic Clean Eating Breakfast Dishes to Serve Your Holiday Guests. Enjoy!

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