Sweet potato mash with cinnamon essential oil - made in the Thermomix.

Delicious mashed potatoes… they are such a crowd-pleaser, especially when cooking for children but they aren’t too good for our waistlines!  

We recently hosted a lunch for a large group of adults who were all on healthy eating and fitness programmes (including myself!) so I needed a menu that was healthy, but also great for a larger crowd. Sweet potatoes are abundant at the moment, so I knew they had to feature and set about finding the perfect mash recipe... and I couldn’t find anything. 

I decided to adapt the Mashed Potato recipe in the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook – and here it is. Please note this is a recipe cooked in a Thermomix™, but don’t let that put you off!  It could easily be adapted by cooking the potatoes in a pan and mashing with a stick blender.

I add Pure Cinnamon Essential Oil for extra flavour – it's totally optional but once you've tried it, you won't go back to the plain version!

Sweet potato mash with cinnamon essential oil - a simple and delicious dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 250g almond milk (can be substituted by cow’s milk or another milk substitute, if you prefer)
  • 20g butter
  • Toothpick swirl pure cinnamon essential oil (if additional seasoning is preferred)

Method:

  • Place the potatoes and milk into a Thermomix bowl, season with salt and/or cinnamon as desired.
  • Cook for 18-20 minutes at 100°C degrees on Speed 1. (Ensure the potatoes are cooked prior to mashing.)
  • Insert Butterfly into Thermomix bowl.  Add the butter and cinnamon essential oil then mash for 20 seconds on Speed 3.

And that’s it – easy-peasy and much healthier and easier to digest than traditional mash!

ESSENTIAL OIL TIP: When cooking with essential oils, please ensure they are pure and suitable for use in food. Pure essential oils are potent, so you only need to add a toothpick swirl for flavour (simply dip your toothpick in the bottle, then swirl the toothpick in your dish).

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