Naturally Sweet Potato Pie
When you taste natural flavors of farm fresh food, free of the static and harm of sugar, toxins, and preservatives, your body is nourished and satisfied. Delicious for the whole family/clan of friends. (Children and babies 6M+ check for individual allergies, but sweet potato is a classic baby favourite.)
Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:
1-2 Eggs (depending if making 1-2 pies)
Sweet Potatoes (depends on size) 5 lbs for 2 pies plus leftovers
Spices: 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, 1/8 tsp: all spice, ground ginger, and optional pink Himalayan salt.
1/2 C Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 C Coconut Milk
Water for steaming.
Rinse sweet potatoes in water. Steam sweet potatoes in a large pot with a few cups of water and cover with a lid. Cook until soft to pierce with fork. Tip lid when needed. Either blend with skins on, or remove skins and mash with butter and a wooden/metal utensil. Let cool most of the way. Add spices, vanilla, egg(s), and coconut milk. Mix well. Prepare pie crust(s) in a pie dish and add filling to pie. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!
Store in a glass dish or in ceramic/metal pie dish with covering. If you have leftover mash, make another pie, a smaller pie, mini pies, or serve as a side with a meal or as a snack. Babies love this as a snack after naps. Eat cold or heat in pan with dinner leftovers with tiny bit of bone broth to keep from burning.
When you stop eating sugar grains, your body has to do less work, you no longer crave it, and your health improves. If you do eat sugar after this, you’ll feel the effects and remember how much more painful it is to have sugar in your body. Your taste buds will reject it. When eating a balance of natural foods, your body breaks down the natural sugar, but you’re not adding detrimental kinds in the mix. Leaving bread out of your diet helps lessen sugar as well because that breaks down into unhealthy sugar. We limit the use of spelt flour for this reason.
This pie is a great companion with a slow cooked meal of meat and veggies, and a dark leafy green/purple salad.
Waste not, want not. A fun way to make a little dessert, save time, and use up any extra pie crust dough is to make little pinwheels. You can add any flavor or filling you like! A small treat, without added sugar, to delight your senses for the every day or holiday.
Roll out extra dough from the above pie crust recipe. Sprinkle cinnamon and butter over the dough. Roll up the dough, and evenly cut 1/4″ pieces with a sharp knife. Lay slices on a lightly buttered/non-stick pie dish or baking sheet. Cook until light golden brown. Ours took about 15-20 minutes. Plate and enjoy!
Try with fruit spreads as the filling (no added sugar.) Apricot, cacao, rosemary, spiced apple, basil, curry chicken, blueberry, ginger beet, blackberry, tomato, cheese, raspberry pinwheels! Endless possibilities.
Bone broth is beneficial all year round for the whole family (baby 6M+), but especially so in defending your beautiful body from illness. It can boost your healing power and recovery time. It is soothing to the soul and comforting to the mind that help is on the way. The preparation of bone broth also provides a cozy dinner.