This mashed purple sweet potato recipe is so tasty; it can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. That’s a win-win if you ask me! Purple sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C and Iron. 

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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Rae Aflatooni
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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  • 4 cups purple sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt (to taste)
  • pinch of cardamom


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot and fill with water.
  2. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Once potatoes come to a boil turn down and let simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Drain potatoes and place back into the pot. Add almond milk, maple syrup, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt and cardamom. 
  5. Mash with potato masher and stir until well combined.
  6. Enjoy!


This recipe is used as the base for this Purple Sweet Potato Chia Seed Pudding which is seriously delicious!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American

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