Fall is full of so many wonderful things. Nature gives us a kaleidoscope of warm colors to marvel at, pumpkin spice everything returns, and sweet potatoes, whose peak season stretches from October to December, grow in abundance. There is a lot to love about sweet potatoes. They are beautifully jewel-colored, taste amazing, and are super versatile. They are also very nutritious, providing all who eat them with lots of potassium, vitamin A, and beta-carotene.
While there are plenty of ways to cook sweet potatoes and make them taste incredible – mashed, fried, stuffed, baked – there are also a ton of products on the market that allow you to enjoy the flavor and nutrition of sweet potato in unique ways. From pancakes and pies to sweet fruit leathers and salsa, there is bound to be a sweet potato product out there that tickles your fancy. Here are 15 sweet potato snacks, sweets, and savory meals to get you started!
Sprout Sweet Potato Cinnamon Snack Pouches
In the mood for sweet potatoes but don’t necessarily have the time to cook them? Sprout Sweet Potato Cinnamon Snack Pouches were made for this very situation. These BPA-free and squeezable pouches contain six good-for-you ingredients: organic sweet potato, organic carrots, water, organic brown sugar, organic natural flavor, and organic cinnamon. Each pouch contains a 1/2 serving of the veggies. Reviewers are reporting that this product is wholesome, convenient, and tasty. One reviewer has also pointed out that this particular brand has less sugar than other ones on the market today. To try this snack out for yourself, you can get a pack of five four-ounce packages for about $11.50.
Brad's Raw Sweet Potato Chips
If you’re a fan of salty snacks, you’ve likely stumbled upon sweet potato chips while shopping, whether they’re baked or fried. Brad’s Raw Sweet Potato Chips aims to differentiate itself from these snacks by dehydrating their sweet potatoes. By never heating them above 115°F, the company makes sure to keep all of the enzymes and other digestion helpers inside of the chips. Reviewers are saying that this snack is wholesome, satisfyingly crunchy, and has an excellent flavor and texture. One reviewer has even gotten creative by using the chips as “croutons” in soups and salads. To try these out for yourself, you can get a three-ounce bag for about $14.
Jayone Paleo Sweet Potato Starch Noodles
Looking to hop on the grain-free pasta trend? Check out Jayone Paleo Sweet Potato Starch Noodles. This gluten-free product is made from simply sweet potato starch and purified water and does not contain any artificial colors. Amazon reviewers report that this product is tasty, has a chewy texture similar to rice noodles, and lends wonderfully to stir-fries. It is worth noting, however, that some reviewers found that these noodles had a peculiar smell and taste that required a lot of sauce to mask. To see if you feel the same, you can get one one-pound bag for $10.
Zema's Madhouse Sweet Potato Pancake and Waffle Mix
Want to bring the goodness of sweet potatoes to your breakfast? Consider checking out Zema’s Madhouse Sweet Potato Pancake and Waffle Mix. This mix is made primarily from sorghum flour, organic flax seed meal, Peruvian sweet potato flour, potato starch, organic quinoa flakes, and tapioca flour. It is free from the top eight allergens including dairy, nuts, soy, and wheat and it is also sugar-free. Reviewers are saying that this mix is healthy, wholesome, and tasty. A few reviewers also point out that while this mix creates pancakes and waffles that may be a bit on the small side they are dense and very filling. To try it out yourself, you can get one box (six servings) for a little under $8.
Harmony House Foods Dried Sweet Potato
In an ideal world we would always have fresh sweet potatoes to use in our cooking. While fresh food is always best, it can be very convenient to have dried versions of our favorite veggies. Harmony House Foods Dried Sweet Potato, for example, is a non-GMO product that can be snacked on right from the container or, as Harmony House Foods suggests, used in soups and stews. Reviewers are saying that these sweet potatoes are extremely convenient and make the cooking process much faster and easier. They have also commended the fresh taste, high quality, and rich flavor of this product. To try it out, you can get a 16-ounce jar for $15.
Zocalo Sweet Potato Flour
You’ve likely heard of the potato variety, but did you know that you can also mill sweet potatoes into flour? It’s true. Zocalo Sweet Potato Flour is an incredibly versatile product that is suggested for use in baked goods such as breads, cookies, muffins, pancakes and crepes, cakes, and doughnuts. The price tag is a bit high at $10 for a 16-ounce package but this is a product you likely won’t find in your grocery store. Since this is a raw flour, you do not have to cook it before use. As a few reviewers have pointed out, the slightly sweet-tasting flour is great for use in desserts since it allows you to use less sugar overall.
Lowcountry Produce Sweet Potato Butter
Do you like starting off your mornings with some toast and butter? Well, consider swapping your buttery spread for something a little more unique like Lowcountry Produce Sweet Potato Butter. This award-winning spread is made from roasted sweet potatoes, brown sugar, sugar, apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, cider vinegar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. This product is handmade and hand packed. In addition to spreading it on toast, Lowcountry Produce also recommends blending this butter right into waffle or pancake batter for a warm touch of spices and citrus. Reviewers have been slathering this spread on toast, English muffins, and scones and describing it as delicious. You can get a 16-ounce jar for $9.
Alexia Sweet Potato Fries
Craving sweet potato fries but don’t feel like going to your local diner or spending hours peeling and cooking sweet potatoes? Alexia Sweet Potato Fries were made for this very situation. Made with sweet potatoes, non-hydrogenated canola, sunflower, or safflower oil, rice flour, tapioca starch and seasonings, these fries simply need to be popped into the oven for about 20 minutes to enjoy. Reviewers are saying that these fries are healthy, good quality, and reasonably priced. You can get a 15-ounce bag for a little under $4.
Veggie-Go's Sweet Potato Fruit Leather
Veggie-Go’s Sweet Potato Fruit Leather is just like your typical fruit leather snack except for the fact that they are made from organic fruits and veggies and contain no added sugar. This particular posting is for the “Sweet Potato Pie” flavor which contains organic apples, organic sweet potatoes, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic nutmeg, and organic cloves. Reviewers are reporting that these bars are guilt-free, very low in (natural) sugar, and easy-to-pack. However, some reviewers feel that the bars are a bit too small considering the price. To check them out for yourself, you can get this 20-pack for about $29.
Back to Nature Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Crackers
Sneak some extra nutrition into your snacking with Back to Nature Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Crackers. These crunchy crackers are made primarily from unbleached wheat flour, dried sweet potato, whole grain wheat flour, safflower oil, and cane sugar. They don’t contain any artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. Reviewers are saying that these crackers have a nice balance of flavor between sweet potato and cinnamon and are perfect for making hors d’oeuvres. You can get one 6.5-ounce box for $5.
Imagine Foods Sweet Potato Soup
Nothing says Autumn has arrived quite like a bowl of creamy sweet potato soup. Imagine Foods Sweet Potato Soup is made from filtered water, organic sweet potatoes, organic potatoes, organic rice syrup, organic carrots, sea salt, organic oil (canola, safflower, or sunflower), and organic ginger. It is gluten-free and non-GMO. Reviewers are reporting that this soup is deliciously addicting and very creamy. That being said, almost all of the reviewers added something to the soup, be it cinnamon, brown sugar, or butter. If you’d like to put your own spin on this soup or see if you like it as is, you can get one 32-ounce box for $4.75.
Way Better Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
In a sea of tortilla chip options, Way Better Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips aims to stand out nutritionally. While many brands simply use corn and a bit of salt, these chips are made with stone ground non-GMO corn, sunflower or safflower oil, sweet potato, organic sprouted quinoa, sprouted chia seed, and pure sea salt. According to the company, the sprouted ingredients makes the overall product easier to digest. Reviewers are saying that these chips are great tasting, have a nice texture, and are healthier than many of the other chips on sale nowadays. Some reviewers feel that these are bit on the expensive side. You can get one 5.5-ounce bag for a little over $3.
Yummy Yammy Sweet Potato Salsa
Tired of tomato-based salsas that are watery, overly vinegary, and sweetened with high fructose corn syrup? If so, consider checking out Yummy Yammy Sweet Potato Salsa. This gluten-free and fat-free dip is made from flame-roasted sweet potato, black beans, water, non-GMO corn, lime juice, garlic, salt, ginger, citric acid, chipotle, cumin, and cayenne. Reviewers are saying that this salsa is flavorful and unique, “deliciously unexpected,” very versatile (people are using it in their cooking, not just with chips), and much healthier than many of the salsas available today. To see if you like it as well, you can get three 12-ounce jars for $19.
Hail Merry Sweet Potato Mini Miracle Tarts
Of course, sweet potato simply cannot be mentioned without also bringing up sweet potato pie. Instead of making a full-blown pie (which usually equates to spending hours in the kitchen) consider investing in some Hail Merry Sweet Potato Mini Miracle Tarts. These soy-free and nut-free tarts are made primarily from organic shredded coconut, organic virgin coconut oil, almond flour, organic maple syrup, cashews, almond milk, organic sweet potato, organic coconut sugar, and sea salt. These mini tarts are dehydrated at low temperatures to keep their nutrition intact. They also contain no additives. These are sweet treats that are easier to deal with than slicing and divvying up a pie. You can get a pack of six mini tarts for about $25.
Activz Sweet Potato Powder
For a shelf-stable way to enjoy sweet potatoes, consider checking out Activz Sweet Potato Powder. This organic product is made from one ingredient: sweet potato. One scoop of this powder is equal to one cup of sweet potato, and it is considered a rich source of vitamin A. Activz suggests sprinkling this powder over salads, cereal, and toast or folding it into baked goods, ice cream, yogurts, soups, and sauces. Reviewers are reporting that this product is delicious and fresh-tasting, lasts a very long time, and mixes seamlessly into dishes and smoothies. To try it out, you can get a one-pound tub for a little more than $35.
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