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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

 Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes
“These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things.” Coconut gives this classic dish a new, mouthwatering flavor. Raquel Haggard - Edmond, Oklahoma
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking
  • spray. In a small bowl, combine pecans, coconut, sugar, brown sugar,
  • butter, cinnamon and salt; sprinkle over potatoes.
  • Cook, covered, on low for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are
  • tender. Stir in extracts. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 211 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.