Rating3.5/5 (from 2 ratings)3.5
4 cups sweet potato (peeled and chopped into small pieces)
3/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup water (use the water used for soaking the dates)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
3/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
1/4 to 1/3 teaspoon salt
1. Soak separately the walnuts and dates overnight.
2. Place the sweet potato, walnuts, dates, water, and ground cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a pie or baking dish.
3. Process the walnuts to a coarse consistency and mix in the salt and agave nectar/honey. Add on top of the yam sweet potato mixture and serve.
Banana-Head's ThoughtsBy Banana-Head
This was my favorite dish at a raw vegan potluck I attended, made by the hostess who ever-so-greatly shared her recipe. She says she celebrates Christmas with this dish.
It's a quick and easy recipe that doesn't require a whole bunch of exotic ingredients and equipment.
She originally suggests to use 1/2 teaspoon of salt - I used less than that and still found it too salty, so I would suggest starting out with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and take it from there.
She also adds 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the yam/sweet potato mix but I didn't use any.
The mixture is soft but it does somewhat hold its shape.
I did a quick calorie estimate for those interested and it comes out to about 2400 calories, so that comes out to about 480/400 calories for each piece a 5/6-serving dish.
*Update* I found out that what I was using was a sweet potato and not a yam, so I made the change. By the way, I think it's weird how someone rated this recipe with 2 stars only a moment after I posted it.
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