Today is the first day of my second semester of graduate school.
Thinking it HAD to be better than my last semester, with Thursday night class from 6-9 and a test every Monday, I was optimistic. However, after reading the syllabus for just one class, I see that Sunday Night Cram Sessions will not be coming to an end. And Tuesday Night Cram Sessions will be officially starting.
Awesome. Not. But, despite the start-of-school blues, I have something tasty to share with you. This is kind of like the kitchen sink version of sweet potatoes. Except the ingredients thrown together were well planned. We all know cranberries and pecans pair well. And I wanted this to be sweet, so I added cinnamon and brown sugar. Then I decided to add a creaminess, hence the almond butter. And this is Justin’s Maple Almond Butter. Additional sweet goodness.
Almond Butter Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potato
1 small sweet potato (adjust portions if sweet potato is larger)
1/4 c cooked quinoa
2 tbsp pecans
2 tbsp dried cranberries
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch brown sugar
1 tbsp almond butter
1. Cook sweet potato in microwave, wrapped in a paper towel with the sides poked with a fork, for a few minutes on each side, until softened.
2. Combine remaining ingredients and microwave for 30 seconds to allow almond butter to melt.
3. Cut sweet potato open and stuff with quinoa mixture.
4. Serve warm.