Momma’s Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe

Momma’s Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe

 

Alright, I haven’t shared a recipe on here in SO long! Currently eating sweet potato soufflé while writing about it on a Sunday afternoon, life is good.  This one is sure to please,  I promise. (Inspired by Alan Jackson’s recipe.). This is the only dish that I care about my mom making year after year to put on the table at Thanksgiving.  Is it a side? Is it a dessert? I’ll leave that up to you. I eat it as both, and it is so delicious! 😆

Here’s what you’ll need:

  •  3 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Topping:

  •  1/3 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (I like to leave these whole, and the more the merrier)

Directions:

  •  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Wash sweet potatoes and wrap with tin foil. Bake for 1.5 hrs. (You can also cook in crockpot on high for 4 hrs.)
  • Let potatoes cool down for 10 minutes or so. Peel potatoes and mash together with 1 stick of butter.
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(peel sweet potatoes and combine with butter before adding in other ingredients.)
  •  Add in the rest of the ingredients, mix well until combined.

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  •  Pour into a greased casserole dish (Momma uses more butter for this).

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  •  Bake for 30 min
  • Take dish out and add the topping. Spread the butter over the top and let it melt into the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and pecans.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 min

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ENJOY!! 😊 Thanks for reading. ♥️

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Link to Alan Jackson’s cookbook here, a true collectible!!

No Sugar, No Butter, Banana Bread

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I will get straight to the point on this one so that y’all don’t have to scroll forever to get to the recipe! 😉 Bottom line is this is the yummiest banana bread I have ever tasted, and it’s not bad for you (yay!).  I have made this recipe based off of another recipe I found on pinterest, and this is my perfected version! I hope that you all enjoy! (Blue and white plate linked here. + similar cutting board here.)

What you will need:

  •  1/3 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup or honey (I use both–1/4 c syrup, 1/4 c honey)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/4 c of milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus additional for swirl on top
  • 1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 9×5 in loaf pan –Link to my loaf pan here (the best!)

Optional:

  •  peanut butter chips (I love this addition, I add about 1/4 c. Can be found in baking aisle), or dark chocolate chips
  • chopped pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds on top!

Instructions:

  •  Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, spray your loaf pan with non-stick spray (I use coconut oil spray.)
  • Melt your coconut oil in the microwave in 20 second increments until liquified, whisk honey/syrup with the oil thoroughly. Add eggs and beat until combined.
  • Next, add mashed bananas and milk, mix.
  • Mix in baking soda, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Lastly, with a large spoon, stir in the flour. Also, if you are adding chocolate chips or nuts, mix those now as well.
  • Pour batter into your loaf pan, and sprinkle some more cinnamon on top. To add a swirl effect, run a fork across the top in a swirled pattern.
  • Bake for 55-60 min. (I like mine to be not as done, so I take it out at 55.)
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Swirl before oven!

**Note that this bread is very moist, so after a few days of sitting at room temperature, I recommend you put it in the fridge. If you’re like me, and the whole loaf is gone after a few days, this shouldn’t be an issue. 😋

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Eat as a side, snack, or dessert!

 

Be sure to tag me if you decide to make it–I wanna see! 🍌🍞🍯

Cheers,

Olivia

 

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

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Hello friends!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Super-Bowl weekend filled with all of your favorite yummy foods– I know we did for sure.  That’s why I was so glad to get my butt to the grocery store today to buy all the healthy foods I could find. The recipe I’m sharing with you is one that will cure your sweet tooth, and you don’t have to be guilty about it!  I have tried sooo many “healthy” cookie recipes, and this by far is the best I have tasted.  My friends have made theses cookies and love them too!

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The recipe came from Emily Didonato, and I’ll link her video here.  She is such an adorable person to follow, so if you’ve never checked out her youtube channel, I recommend that you do!

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Anyways, here is the wonderful recipe 🙂

  •  1 cup all natural creamy almond butter
  •  1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  •  1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  •  1 egg
  •  1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  •  1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  1/2 tsp sea salt     ( this is super important IMO, do not skip!)
  •  1 bar of dark chocolate chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all together in a mixing bowl. No need to refrigerate, I scooped the batter right onto the cookie sheet (My cookies were larger, and it made about 10).  Cook for 10 minutes! Enjoy!

 

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I hope that y’all enjoy this recipe.  Let me know if you are interested in other healthy recipes that I use every day, and also if you try this one! I’d love to hear from you.  Cheers y’all. 🙂

 -Olivia