So recently we had literally over a hundred sweet potatoes given to us. We were so excited and thought we could definitely use them all up before they went bad. But that just did not happen. I had to figure out what to do with them to preserve them so we could freeze them and use them in the future.
What I ended up doing was peeling them, and roasting them in the oven. Once they had cooled, I individually wrapped each of them in plastic wrap (I would have done aluminum foil but I was all out so I just used what was on hand) and then put them in a big freezer bag and into the freezer they went.
Well we’ve used a few of them since then, but I honestly don’t really know what to do with them all. The texture after freezing and reheating isn’t that awesome, so they are really best in mashed form.
Tonight for dinner I slaved in the kitchen for my kiddos to make some yummy and healthy baked chicken nuggets. The kiddos would not eat them. Isn’t that always the way? Slave over a healthy meal and they turn their noses up at it, but pour them a bowl of cheerios and they are happy kiddos. Cray cray.
Anyway, I wasn’t about to let those delicious nuggets go to waste. I’m on a diet (lifestyle change) so I was going to have some fish and quinoa and a veggie for dinner. But I didn’t want to waste the nuggets, and the really are not bad for you. So I had a couple and wanted to add a sweet potato and call it dinner.
So I reheated one sweet potato in the microwave, added a half a teaspoon of cocoa powder, a dash of cinnamon, and a splash of milk. Mixed it all up and whoa. It was amazing I tell you! It tasted like chocolatey sweet potato-ey puddingy goodness in my mouth.
It looks like poo. But it tastes like heaven. You can add a little sweetener of your choice if you wish. I foresee lots more of these chocolate potatoes in my future.
Quick and Easy Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding
- One medium sweet potato, peeled and cooked
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Dash of cinnamon
- Splash of milk
- Sweetener of choice
Take the medium potato and mash it up really nicely, or even throw it in a food processor. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder, dash of cinnamon, and splash of milk. Whisk to combine (or process in the processor). Sweeten to taste. Eat and enjoy! Let me know what you think in the comments below!