Sweet Potato with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Banana and Walnuts

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sweet Potato with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Banana and  Walnuts

 Easy to make, delicious to serve and a great way to display these on your plate with just about any meat.

1 to 2 pounds sweet potatoes, washed

2 medium bananas, peeled and halved
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons brown sugar or less if preferred
walnuts or almonds *optional

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
Using a fork, poke several holes in the sweet potatoes. Microwave until the potatoes are soft, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the microwave oven and set aside. Cut lengthwise in halves and when cool to the touch, scoop out the potatoe with a spoon, and set aside in a bowl, reserving the jackets.
Place the banana halves in the prepared baking dish above. Bake uncovered until the fruit is soft and juicy, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour the orange juice over the bananas. Stir to scrape the drippings and mash the bananas well.
In a large mixing bowl, add the bananas, sweet potatoes, spices, extract and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, or hand masher, blend until smooth.
Transfer to the reserved jackets and return to the oven. *Top with nuts and bake until warmed through sprinkle with more cinnamon.


  1. It's almost a potato dessert! It welcomes me because I love all the ingredients - fun with cinnamon banana!

  2. Sweet potato with banana - what a treat Claudia! Love this idea! It's almost like having dessert with dinner.

  3. I had something similar over the weekend at a friend's house - glad I have the recipe now because this was a really good dessert!

  4. Sweet potato and banana, that's a 2 in 1 meal :)) but a brilliant idea and love love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing Claudia

    Hope you'll have a joyful season

  5. Oh bananas sound like a great combo with sweet potato. Nice one Claudia!

  6. This looks sooo good. All the good stuff in one dish.


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