Some healthy recipes using sweet potatoes and walnuts include the maple walnut sweet potatoes recipe from Health.com and the mashed sweet potatoes with walnuts recipe from LearnFromYesterday.com. The maple-walnut sweet potatoes recipe requires sweet potatoes, maple syrup, brown sugar, chopped walnuts, butter and salt. The mashed sweet potatoes with walnuts recipe requires sweet potatoes, skimmed milk, walnuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and butter.
To prepare the maple-walnut sweet potatoes, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake 6 large, unpeeled sweet potatoes on it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes or until tender. Remove the potatoes; cool and peel them.
Mash the sweet potatoes and stir in 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Spread this mixture into a baking dish.
Mix 1/2 cup of roughly chopped walnuts with 1 tablespoon of softened butter and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle this mixture over the mashed potatoes in the baking tin. Broil until the walnuts turn golden brown.
For the mashed sweet potatoes with walnuts recipe, boil 4 unpeeled sweet potatoes in a pot of water with some salt until done. Cool, peel and mash the potatoes in a large bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add 1/2 cup of skimmed milk a little at a time, and continue mashing. Mix in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and stir gently. Transfer the mixture into a serving dish, and serve.