Sweet Potato Butter

Sweet Potato Butter is an easy, affordable and delicious breakfast idea. Smooth, sweet and creamy vegan butter with warming spices.

Smear it on your morning toast or plain cookies. It is perfect to share on Thanksgiving or make an edible gift.

Sweet Potato Butter is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.

It is one of the easiest leftover potato recipes. You will need just few ingredients and a pot to cook on a stove.

To make sweet potato butter spread smooth, use blender. However, it will cook to the perfect texture, then you can mash it for a potato masher or fork.

This recipe for sweet potato butter is a great way to include more vegetables into your family diet, especially for kids.

Bread smeared with sweet potato and served on a white plate with a butter knife. A jar with sweet potato butter is a perfect fall breakfast idea.

When is sweet potato in season

In the United States, sweet potatoes are harvested from September to the early October. This sweet potato butter is perfect way to use seasonal produce.

Is sweet potato butter healthy

Yes, if you use sweet potato butter moderately. It is quite sweet. You can substitute to the alternative sweetener, such as erythritol for a healthier version.

According to Self Nutrition Data, sweet potato is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese.

Bread with sweet potato butter, served with a knife on a white plate

How long does sweet potato butter last in the fridge?

I tested several recipes, so I am confident that this sweet potato butter will last 3 weeks in the fridge.

This recipe makes approximately 1 jar (500 ml) of sweet potato butter, depending on the size of your potatoes.

It is suitable for freezing as well. Just put in an appropriate container, close the lid, leaving a little space to the top. Store up to the 3 months in a freezer.

You can use this this sweet potato butter recipe for canning.

How to make sweet potato butter

You will need just a few ingredients to make sweet potato butter for your breakfast next day!

Ingredients for sweet potato butter: chopped sweet potatoes, brown sugar, orange juice, water, cloves, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon

Put peeled and cut into smaller pieces sweet potatoes in a large pot. Better use heavy-bottom pot, if you have one.

Add orange juice, sugar and spices. I used ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. You can also add ground ginger.

Cover potatoes with water. Bring it to the boil.

Cook sweet potatoes about 1,5-2 hours until the potatoes are soft and smooth. Check with a spatula, if it is easy to mash, the butter is ready. It will have a brownish color.

Blend, if you want a smooth texture. But you can skip this step. It is enough to mash with a spatula, potato masher or fork.

Let it chill and fill the jar.

A jar with sweet potato butter and a plate with a white bread and sweet potato butter, served with a kitchen towel

What is sweet potato butter used for

Here I will share some of our favorite ways how to eat sweet potato butter:

  • Smear on soda bread, English muffins, toast or biscuits.
  • Add in your morning oatmeal.
  • Stir into Greek yogurt or other plain yogurt.
  • You can mix with yogurt or sour cream to make a dip for crackers or cookies.
  • Serve on charcuterie board, it pairs well with cheese and cream cheese!
  • Serve with buckwheat pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, apple pancakes or waffles.
  • Try it to sweeten your smoothie.

Check also our easy applesauce and cranberry sauce recipes, perfect fall staples to make with seasonal produce. Great to serve on as side or with appetizers.

Holding a bite of white bread with sweet potato butter

More sweet potato recipes:

Check also our 101 Thanksgiving recipes.

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A jar with sweet potato butter

Sweet Potato Butter

Cooking Journey
5 from 5 votes
Sweet Potato Butter is an easy and delicious breakfast idea. Sweet and creamy vegan butter with warming spices to make this fall. Perfect leftover sweet potato recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 898 kcal
Equipment
  • large pot
  • spatula, for or masher
  • hand blender optional


Ingredients
 
 
  • 2 sweet potatoes large
  • 4 cups water
  • cups orange juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 3 cloves

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Instructions
 
  • Put peeled and cut into smaller pieces sweet potatoes in a large pot.
    2 sweet potatoes
    Put peeled and cut into smaller pieces sweet potatoes in a large pot.
  • Add brown sugar.
    ½ cup brown sugar
    Add brown sugar.
  • Add spices.
    1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 3 cloves
    Add spices.
  • Add orange juice.
    ⅔ cups orange juice
    Add orange juice.
  • Fill with water till the top.
    4 cups water
    Fill with water till the top.
  • Bring it to the boil.
    Bring it to the boil.
  • Cook about 2 hours until the potatoes are soft and smooth.
    Cook about 2 hours until the potatoes are soft and smooth.
  • Blend, if you want a smooth texture.
    Blend, if you want a smooth texture.
  • Let it chill and fill the jar.
    Let it chill and fill the jar.
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Notes
Sweet potato butter will last 3 weeks in the fridge.
This recipe makes approximately 1 jar (500 ml) of sweet potato butter, depending on the size of your potatoes.
Freezing: put in an appropriate container, close the lid, leaving a little space to the top. Store up to the 3 months in a freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Butter
Amount per Serving
Calories
898
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Sodium
 
331
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
2022
mg
58
%
Carbohydrates
 
219
g
73
%
Fiber
 
16
g
67
%
Sugar
 
140
g
156
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
64465
IU
1289
%
Vitamin C
 
94
mg
114
%
Calcium
 
301
mg
30
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, gluten free, leftover potato, Thanksgiving, vegan

Comments COMMENTS:

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a unique and unexpected recipe! Tasted so delicious on toast; easily, a new favorite recipe, and perfect for fall!

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