Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Cream

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Your sweet potato is getting an upgrade! Instead of conventional sour cream, which is loaded with ingredients you’d probably prefer to avoid, this baked sweet potato is topped with a tasty, better-for-you alternative: vegan cashew cream. But this recipe doesn’t stop there! In addition to traditional baked potato toppings chive and parsley, diced avocado brings extra flavor, creaminess and a load of healthy nutrients.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Cream

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes

4 small purple or orange sweet potatoes
1 avocado, diced or cubed
Fresh or dried parsley, chopped
Chives, chopped

Cashew cream

2 cups raw cashews
1 cup water

Directions

  1. To prep, soak cashews for at least two hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Wash and pierce potatoes with a fork or knife and wrap in foil.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until skin is lightly crisp.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare cashew cream. In a high-speed blender, combine drained and rinsed cashews with water. (Use less water for a thick consistency, like frosting. Use more for a thin, milk-like consistency.) Process until smooth.
  6. Remove baked potatoes from oven and carefully remove foil. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.
  7. Add cashew cheese and top with remaining ingredients.

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