SWEET POTATO KUGEL

L’shana Tova! We’re celebrating the Jewish New Year in our home today.

Although apples and honey are a staple for a sweet new year, there’s nothing better than digging into someone’s great grandmothers recipe for a sweet potato kugel during a Jewish holiday surrounded by family and friends.

Yet somehow I don’t think the one I grew up eating was so nutritious though. Like I have a strong notion that it was packed with sour cream and sugar… and by strong notion I mean that a few years ago my roommates and I hosted an ‘Around The World’ potluck and had all of our friends bring cultural dishes from their background. Well I called up my mom and wanted to make some kugel, which is a Polish dish. I made this delicious sour cream, sugar, butter and noodle packed kugel and everyone loved it and I never wanted to eat it again since learning the ingredients.

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So here I am, conquering the task of a healthy kugel! I’d say this sweet breakfast skillet is a solid 10/10 in my book. Give it a go and let me know how it compares to your bubbe’s.

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SWEET POTATO KUGEL

Prep time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

1 tbsp ghee

1 sweet potato, cubed

1 apple, cubed

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 c raisins

1/4 c walnuts

a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt

3 eggs

1 tbsp yogurt (I used almond based) *this is optional, I thought it would help make it creamier, but it would be delicious without it too

Pre-heat your oven to 325°F. Melt ghee over a small cast iron skillet at medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and stir until soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add in apples, cinnamon and raisins. The skillet will be very full, just mix carefully! Cook until apples soften, about 10 minutes. Add walnuts and salt, stir to combine.

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In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and yogurt to combine. Remove skillet from heat and pour egg mixture over evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.

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Hi friend, I’m so happy to see you! I’m Rebecca, health and wellness enthusiast, wanderlust traveler and persistent optimist. I’m here to share my wellness journey with you by creating inspiring recipes and motivational content… essentially, I’m your biggest cheerleader. Welcome to my blog.

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