Peanut Butter Sweet Potato

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato

This unique pairing brings together the savoury creaminess of homemade peanut butter with the sweet and delicate sweet potato. Topped with fresh greens, this dish is as delicious as it is one of a kind. Recipe courtesy of Chef John Horne.

  • Ingredients

    Fresh Peanut Butter:

    4 cups Ontario red-skin peanuts (1 L)

    1/4 Tbsp canola oil (60 mL)

    1.5 Tbsp local liquid honey (22 mL)

    2 tsp salt (10 mL)

    Sweet Potato:

    4 medium sweet potatoes, skin on and washed (4)

    1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp canola oil (90 mL)

    salt to taste

    choice of fresh greens, to garnish

  • Directions

    Fresh Peanut Butter:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
    2. Spread peanuts onto a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until peanut kernels have darkened in colour. You can try removing some peanuts at various intervals to add different flavour profiles in your peanut butter.
    3. Remove peanuts from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
    4. Rub the peanuts between your hands to remove some of the skins. (Too much skin will make the peanut butter bitter.)
    5. Pour the peanuts into your food processor, and blend until they’re fairly broken up.
    6. Add canola oil, honey and salt, and continue to blend until you reach your preferred level of smoothness.
    7. Add canola oil and/or honey to adjust texture and sweetness as needed.

    Sweet Potato:

    1. Rub sweet potatoes with canola oil, sprinkle salt and wrap each potato in tin foil.
    2. Bake sweet potatoes at 300°F (150°C) for 6 to 8 hours until they are soft all the way through. (You can do this the day before as well.)
    3. Remove tin foil and bake potatoes for another 20 minutes to remove excess moisture and firm up the potatoes.
    4. Cut sweet potatoes into golf-ball-sized chunks.
    5. Dress sweet potatoes with peanut butter and your choice of fresh greens. (Kale and arugula are great options!)


Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 sweet potato + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
Total Fat
36.6 g
Saturated Fat
3.7 g
0 mg
256 mg
29.9 g
5.9 g
9.6 g
699 mg