Dessert, snack, or whatever you want to call it, these chocolatey stuffed sweet potatoes made with bananas, peanut butter, cocoa, maple syrup, and walnuts are going to rock your world!
We LOVE sweet potatoes at my house and usually bake them to serve plain with supper. The natural sweetness pairs well with dinner recipes like No-Meatloaf, Veggie Stir-Fried Rice, and even Mock Chicken Casserole.
But, if you are looking to turn an unassuming sweet potato into a chocolatey wonder of a dessert, look no further because this vegan stuffed sweet potato recipe will NOT disappoint.
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You’ll love these stuffed sweet potatoes because they’re…
- Full of fiber
- Loaded with sweetness
- Insanely delicious
- Great for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast
How to make chocolatey stuffed sweet potatoes
The main ingredient for this recipe is of course the sweet potatoes, so you’ll need to start by preparing them.
Begin by washing your sweet potatoes under warm water, and remember to scrub well.
A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Different ways to cook sweet potatoes:
There are a number of different ways to prepare sweet potatoes, and my favorites are listed here.
Bake in the oven: First, preheat your oven to 400°F. When I bake sweet potatoes, I poke a few holes in them with a knife so they don’t explode in the oven. Then wrap them in parchment paper and an outer layer of foil. Bake for approximately an hour, depending on the size of your potatoes.
Crockpot method: Place the clean sweet potatoes in a slow cooker with about 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until they are tender. The time will need to be adjusted for the size of the potatoes.
Instant Pot method: Place a trivet in an Instant Pot and add 1 cup water. Poke a few holes in the potatoes with a knife. Place them in the Instant Pot and cook on HIGH for approximately 25-30 minutes depending on the size.
Microwave cooking: A sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave, but it won’t have the opportunity to caramelize, so in my opinion, this isn’t the best option. However, if you’re in a hurry. Cook them in a microwave-safe dish for approximately 7-10 minutes, and don’t forget to poke holes in the potatoes.
Preparing the banana nut sauce
While the potatoes are cooking is the perfect time to prepare the chocolate banana peanut butter sauce.
This is a very easy sauce to prepare with only a few ingredients.
Simply mash the banana with a fork, add peanut butter or PB2 Powder, cocoa powder, and maple syrup (or another sweetener, if desired), and mix well into a chocolate sauce texture. Set to the side.
Assembling the stuffed sweet potatoes
Once the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, allow them to cool a little bit. Then, slice each one open but don’t cut all the way through.
Use a fork to fluff the soft orange potato flesh. Next, add slices of banana throughout the potato. You can also add crushed walnuts and even a few dairy-free chocolate chips if desired.
Lastly, drizzle the chocolate peanut butter sauce over the top and serve warm. You might even add a mint leaf for display. Mint always goes well with chocolate, in my opinion.
These loaded sweet potatoes will surely be a new family favorite treat!
Your Questions Answered:
Q: What do sweet potatoes pair well with?
Q: Can you eat sweet potatoes with the skin?
A: Sure! Sweet potato skins are safe to eat and full of fiber and nutrients. Just be sure to scrub them well before cooking.
Q: Can I leave out the sweetener?
A: Yes, the sweetener can be left out because the potato and banana have natural sweetness of their own. Just be aware that it won’t taste as much like a dessert.
Looking for more sweet potato recipes?
- Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
- African Sweet Potato Peanut Stew
- Sweet Potato Muffins
- Sweet Potato Cheese Sauce
- 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 Tbsp crushed walnuts (optional)
- 2 Tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips (optiona)
Banana Chocolate Sauce
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut butter, (or PB2 Powder)
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
Preparing Sweet Potatoes
- The main ingredient for this recipe is of course the sweet potatoes, so you’ll need to start by preparing them. They can be baked in an oven, cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot, or even microwaved. Instructions for each method are above.
- Once the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, allow them to cool a little bit. Then, slice each one open but don’t cut all the way through.
- Use a fork to fluff the soft orange potato flesh. Next, add slices of banana throughout the potato. You can also add crushed walnuts and even a few dairy-free chocolate chips if desired.
- Lastly, drizzle the chocolate peanut butter sauce over the top and serve warm. You might even add a mint leaf for display, and mint always goes well with chocolate, in my opinion.
Chocolate Banana Sauce
- While the potatoes are cooking is the perfect time to prepare the chocolate banana peanut butter sauce.
- Simply mash the banana with a fork, add peanut butter or PB2 Powder, cocoa powder, and maple syrup (or another sweetener, if desired), and mix well into a chocolate sauce texture. Set to the side.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 9.7gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 11gSugar: 33gProtein: 12g
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