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Diane's Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Food Without the Guilt

GMA Recipes Dinner
Cook Time: min

Diane Henderiks is a registered dietitian, the founder of and a "Good Morning America" health contributor.


  • 4 large sweet potatoes; baked & cooled
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet and roast until tender - about 30 - 40 minutes.

    To remove skin easily, peel potatoes while still warm then mash well in large bowl.

    In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of buttermilk, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice.

    Add mixture to sweet potatoes and mix well adding additional milk until desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: buttermilk, cinnamon, sweet potatoes

    Course: Dinner

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