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The Most Unexpected Way to Serve Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes are a healthy staple that land on your grocery list regularly. You’ve roasted, mashed, and baked them, but have you used them in cupcakes? Yes, sweet potato desserts are actually delicious and can be amazingly healthy.

You’ve already ditched all-purpose flour and begun baking with healthier flours, but maybe it’s time for you serve the tasty tubers in a whole new way?

Solana Nolfo, NLC, is here to help. Nolfo is a star holistic health coach and baker who’s a graduate of The Nutrition School and is also certified by The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She dreamed up the recipe for these Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes, which also happen to be gluten-free (in case your mother-in-law has celiac disease, naturally) and are packed with other nutritious ingredients.

Sweet Potato Dessert To Shake Up Your Baking Routine

While the sweet potatoes provide powerful antioxidants like beta carotene, you’ll get servings of healthy fats from both the coconut oil and almond flour. Not to mention the presence of cacao, that magical food linked to cardiovascular health, stress relief, and so much more.

Of course, you can keep all that to yourself if your family is really just interested in biting into and savoring the sweet, gooey goodness. They won’t even know you’ve baked a health boost into their sweet potato dessert.

You may also want to keep this one on hand for your gluten-free girlfriend’s upcoming birthday (just add candles).

Get the recipe here, and learn more about getting Nutritious Life Certified like Nolfo, here. Just imagine all of the desserts you could end up adding sweet potatoes to.



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