If I had a photo of these with spaghetti and sauce or without the sauce, you would have thought they were meat. They don’t taste like meat although, they do look like meatballs. They don’t taste like sweet potatoes either. They have a tinge of sweetness from the potatoes but I don’t think that you would guess what they were made of. I imagine the nuts are what dilutes the sweet potato taste. Blending all the ingredients leaves a little heat but mostly just deliciousness.
2 large sweet potatoes or yams, cubed
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup GF oats
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon smoked red paprika
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees .
Place sweet potato cubes in medium-large bowl and cover with the water.
Microwave for 12 minutes. If you have a powerful microwave, cut the time a minute or two. Start checking for doneness at 8 minutes.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking, combine the remaining ingredients together.
Combine the sweet potatoes, nuts, spices and oats and put into food processor. Run until well blended.
Remove the mixture and shape into balls.
Bake in 400 degree F. oven for 20 minutes.
This is linked to Mop it up Mondays