Maple Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

What makes the best mashed sweet ptoatoes?

Roasting sweet potatoes instead of boiling gives them a caramelized flavor that doesn't get watered down.  Plus, flavoring them with butter and real maple syrup will make a big difference in the flavor of the dish. It enhances and complements the natural sweetness.

Prep the Potatoes

Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, and prick with a fork.

Bake Sweet Potatoes

Bake at 400°F for 45-55 minutes, or until you can easily pierce with a fork. Slice open and scoop out the flesh.

Add the Ingredients

Add the butter, milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon to the sweet potatoes in a bowl.

Whip the Potatoes

Beat the potatoes with an electric hand mixer or mash with a potato masher until smooth. 

Season and Garnish

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with a pat of butter, and/or a sprinkle of pepper or fresh thyme.

Serve and Enjoy

Scoop onto a plate and serve with a holiday meal or weeknight dinner.

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