This recipe from The Gracious Pantry is classified as “clean eating” – it does not use any chemicals, processed ingredients, or refined sugars. Clean eating is a newer term for me, but it sounds an awful lot like what we are doing in our home as often as possible. Real food with real ingredients? Well, all right.
This recipe is super simple and delicious. I adapted small parts of the recipe to suit my family’s tastes, but you can find the original recipe at the link above.
- 3 cups sweet potato, skinned and cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon molasses
- A little bit of orange zest (a little goes a LONG way in this recipe)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Pure maple syrup, to taste (you can also use honey)
- Place all ingredients but the maple syrup into a small slow cooker. Stir. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
- Use a hand blender to puree (or transfer to a food processor if your hand blender works as poorly as mine does).