Monday, December 9, 2013

Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup and Pomegranate Seeds - Gluten-Free

Deeeeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!  That's what this was!  Absolutely delicious!

You know, when my husband walked into the kitchen, he said "where are the marshmallows?!"  When I told him there were no marshmallows and that we were going to be eating something a bit healthier this year.  He said "Oh! :(" (and yes, he had a frowny face too! LOL)

At dinner, after trying this casserole, I asked him "So, did you REALLY miss the marshmallows?!"  He said proudly, "Nope!  Not all all!  This was really good!  Nice job, honey!"

I concur!  This was incredibly delicious!  I'm so happy I decided to go with a healthier version of the sweet potato casserole.  The maple syrup makes this perfectly sweet and the pomegranate seeds give it a slight pop of sweet and tangy crunch.  The orange zest gives it the little something extra to take it over the top.

I sincerely hope you try this at your next family gathering!  You won't be sorry!

Servings: 6-8

5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into rounds
2/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1 cup pomegranate seeds, divided into 1/2 cups
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 orange

Directions: (Use a 3-5 Quart slow cooker for this recipe)
Place your sliced potatoes into your slow cooker.

Sprinkle the sweet potatoes with nutmeg, cinnamon and apple spice.
(I had a little help from my little ones and we got a little extra cinnamon than we bargained for!  LOL)
Add the pomegranate seeds
and the orange zest and orange juice.
Stir it up!
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
When it's time to serve, sprinkle the remaining half cup of pomegranate seeds.  It adds a nice pop of freshness and color!

Serve and Enjoy!
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  1. This looks really good. What I always do to sweet potato or yam is cook it with brown sugar, it is kind of dessert my family like it. I am thinking to sprinkle cashew nut for topping instead of pomegranate. :)

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