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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie

a blog by Kathryn Flynn, Fertile Foods, November 20, 2013

Recipe from Cooking for Fertility: Foods to Nourish Your Fertile Soul

With Thanksgiving coming up, a gluten free sweet potato pie is a lovely, fertility benefiting holiday desert. In Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford writes about how root vegetables, like sweet potatoes, “grow in cold climates and contain minerals and other elements that make it possible to survive in harsh weather and under snow. When eating, we take on their qualities and build resistance to cool weather and disease.” Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and help you build a strong immunity during the winter months. They are also high in Vitamin A for enhanced vision. For ease, choose one of the premade gluten free pie shells available at your local grocery store.

Yields: 1 medium sized pie
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

1 ½ cup sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and pureed (approximately 4)
½ cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons molasses
½ cup almond, hemp, rice or goat milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Combine sweet potato puree with agave nectar, molasses and milk alternative. Fold in vanilla and spices. Pour into a gluten free pie shell and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


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