Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by OneEye

This dish was served at the Inauguration Luncheon in 2008; I've been making it ever since as my go-to sweet potato recipe for holidays and special occasions.

Top Review by rpgaymer

I really liked these sweet potatoes. Despite all the ingredients, it's not cloyingly sweet at all, and the cumin adds a nice exotic flavor. I boiled my potatoes instead of roasting them- saved so much time! Served with a roasted garlic gravy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.
  2. Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot. By hand or mixer, smash potatoes until all large chunks are gone.
  3. Combine the potatoes, butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until all lumps are gone.
  4. Adjust any of the seasonings to your specific tastes. Can be made the day before.

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