Sweet potato truffles

I absolutely adore sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables – easily used in both savory and sweet dishes, much like pumpkins.

Sweet potatoes can be prepared in the same way as normal potatoes yet are a more nutritious option. Some sources such as Whole Foods consider sweet potatoes one of the healthiest vegetables to eat, particularly due to their vitamin A content. Just 1 medium sized sweet potato provides all the vitamin A for the day. Like carrots and other foods rich in beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A), it is essential to always eat sweet potatoes with a fat sources, like a little oil, nuts or seeds.

If you have some leftover sweet potato, you might want to experiment with this easy, healthy truffle.

Sweet Potato Truffles

1 medium sweet potato (cooked) – peeled and mashed

3 tbsp oil (preferably melted coconut oil)

2 tbsp coconut cream or milk (the most solid part)

1 tbsp coconut flour or ordinary flour

a pinch of salt

a dash of maple syrup or honey

Spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg if desired


Mix everything together with a fork until smooth. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then make balls and roll in sesame seeds or grated coconut. Store in the fridge.