Purple sweet potatoes are such a fun and versatile ingredient to have in the kitchen. They’re perfect for sweet and savory dishes alike. From stews to pies, purple sweet potatoes are the perfect ingredient for all your sweet and starchy needs. Check out these delicious vegan purple sweet potato recipes!!
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1. Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding
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2. Steamed Purple Sweet Potato and Cocoa Rolls
Steamed buns are typically made using wheat flour and are the most served breakfast food in the north part of China. These Steamed Purple Sweet Potato and Cocoa Rolls by Joyce Gan are so good!. Can you believe they are gluten-free? These gluten-free healthy, chewy, and soft purple yam cocoa rolls can now take the place of the steamed buns I liked so much.
3. The Creamiest Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
If you tell your friends you made ice cream out of sweet potatoes, they may furrow their brow and ask what’s wrong with you, but just wait until they taste it. You already knew potatoes were magical, but this puts them to the test and on a pedestal. Creamy, sweet, and rich — yes! You have to try The Creamiest Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream by Nathalie Sader!
4. Undhiyu: Gujarati Spiced Purple Sweet Potato and Vegetables
These Undhiyu: Gujarati Spiced Purple Sweet Potato and Vegetables by Pavani Nandula are not your typical Southern-style enriched flour-butter-filled-buttermilk-biscuits. These babies are packed with whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, and purple sweet potatoes. They’re soft, moist, and perfectly sweet, thanks to that sweet potato and a touch of maple syrup. Serve these for breakfast with tofu scramble (or make a sandwich!), with stew, or with a hearty pot pie.
5. Raw Purple Sweet Potato Pie
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This Raw Purple Sweet Potato Pie by Emily Spain exudes happiness and makes us smile just looking at it – and taking a bite is even better. The purple sweet potatoes give this pie its unique coloring and provide a creamy base for the dessert. This pie is a show stopper, so get ready for some compliments.
6. Purple Sweet Potato Mousse Shooters
These little Purple Sweet Potato Mousse Shooters by Emma D’Alessandro embody all things great about cooler weather in an easy to prep and easy to gobble down dessert. Purple sweet potato is boiled until tender, then puréed with creamy coconut milk, maple syrup, and warm spices that are perfect for fall. Impress your guests (and your taste tubs) with this colorful dessert at the end of the meal — and don’t forget to top it with coconut whipped cream!
7. Purple Sweet Potato Croquettes
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The vivid color and amazing appearance of these yummy croquettes will have you coming back for seconds just as much as the flavor will! These Purple Sweet Potato Croquettes by Valentina Chiappa are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
8. No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart
The tart filling is everything or almost everything. It dictates the success of a dessert. Actually, it’s the filling and the topping. The taste is so pleasing, and the creaminess is beyond words. You have to try this No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart by Teri Macovei!
9. Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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If not cooked creatively, pasta can get boring even for the fiercest lovers of the dish. To prevent this from happening, it’s good to switch things up, be it the color of your pasta, the type, the shape, the filling, so on and so forth. This recipe for Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi by Petra Vogel, for instance, uses purple sweet potato to create an eye-catching gnocchi dish that is as visually pleasing as it is delicious.
10. Purple Sweet Potato Chocolate Tart With Almond Cookie Crust
This Purple Sweet Potato Chocolate Tart With Almond Cookie Crust by Christine DesRoches is almost too beautiful to eat (almost). The almond cookie crust used for this tart is slightly crumbly (in a good, cookie type of way!), and stays crisp beneath the rich dark chocolate filling. This tart is both gluten free and vegan, but tastes rich and satisfying. Dark purple sweet potatoes are the base of the filling and taste slightly sweet without giving off vegetable vibes – this is a perfect healthy treat!
11. Purple Sweet Potato Biscuits
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These are not your typical Southern-style enriched flour-butter-filled-buttermilk-biscuits. These Purple Sweet Potato Biscuits by Liz Martone are packed with whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, and purple sweet potatoes. They’re soft, moist, and perfectly sweet, thanks to that sweet potato and a touch of maple syrup. Serve these for breakfast with tofu scramble (or make a sandwich!), with stew, or with a hearty pot pie.
12. Baked Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake
The consistency of this kid-approved Baked Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake by Nele Liivlaid is reminiscent of traditional, Italian, ricotta cheesecake. Where does the beautiful pink color come from, you might ask? Well, lemon juice works magic here! Apparently, it creates this amazing pink when coming in contact with purple sweet potato.
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