A Fall ‘side dish’, can be prepared in advance and baked in a muffin pan – Easy! apple walnut baked sweet potato snacks.
The ease of preparation which can be done in advance makes these apple walnut baked sweet potato stacks a delicious appetizer, side dish or snack easy for entertaining anytime.
Who doesn’t like potatoes – white potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, baked, salad, or potato pie. This variety of potatoes is always sure to please. But how about something a little different?
A few months ago I saw a Tasty video for sweet potato stacks and I had an ‘Ah Ha!’ moment. We all love sweet potatoes and this was a new way to serve them. I know changing everyone’s favorite style of sweet potatoes is risky but I like surprising everyone. Sometimes it’s a hit, as these potato stacks were, and they are always amused when I serve something new.
This is so very easy you will definitely want to give it a try if you like sweet potatoes. All you need is an average size muffin pan or two, and to be honest you might want to use disposable muffin pans because the marshmallows are sticky and if your pan is not non-stick the marshmallows may be difficult to remove. It’s just a thought!
When I’m changing up a recipe it’s often because I want to use what I already have in the fridge or pantry. A little of this and a little of that ensures that nothing goes to waste. However, my main reason is to get everyone to taste something new and the kids get used to trying foods they like but never thought to mix them together.
I wanted to add texture and crunch to the potatoes so I used panko crumbs that I blended with maple syrup and sprinkled it on to each potato layer. For additional texture I sprinkled a few walnuts on each layer.
The mini marshmallows, chopped fresh apples and the maple flavored panko gave the sweet potato stacks just the right amount of sweetness to this side dish for any occasion.
Apple Walnut Baked Sweet Potato Stacks
Apple Walnut Baked Sweet Potato Stacks are a delicious appetizer or game day snack as well as a side for any dinner. The suggested amount for the ingredients is what is used, however the amount will depend on your preferences, the size of the potato and muffin cups. This recipe is for average size muffin pans and makes about 18 to 24 stacks.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 2 tbls. maple syrup
- 1 cup cubed fresh apple
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
At holiday time you can prepare the apple walnut baked sweet potato stacks early in the day as a side to the main course. Bake them while the turkey is resting. Easy, ‘Yes’, Dinner is Served!
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On game day the potato stacks go great with sandwiches in place of potato chips. A little something different.
This is a delicious appetizer for any holiday or game day. It’s a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner that serves up a little portion control. We all want to eat everything, but everything in moderation makes dinner delightful!