We eat alot of sweet potatoes and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them. What I love about this recipe is that the sweet potatoes are crunchy - but not fried - and still sweet. Frying food with two young kids is the worst! These don't take long to make - especially if you have a spiralizer - and they bake in about 30 minutes. And a dash of cinnamon on top brings it all together. Enjoy!

 

No-Fry Sweet Potato Nests

 

Ingredients

1 large sweet potato coarsely spiralized or coarsely grated (about 4 cups sweet potato) 

1 egg, beaten

1/3 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spiralize the sweet potato (you don't need to peel it) on the large noodle setting (or coarsely grate the sweet potato). Mix in the beaten egg, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and olive oil. Using tongs, mix everything together. Make sure the sweet potatoes are evenly coated. Again using the tongs, take a small amount of sweet potato, and gently lay it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. It should be smaller than the size of a piece of bread. With your fingers, push the sweet potato together into a "nest." Continue with the remaining sweet potatoes. It should make about 12 nests. Once the nests are complete, sprinkle cinnamon on top. 

 

Bake for 20-25 minutes; flip and bake for another 5-10 minutes more. I like them crunchy so I used the longer times.