Well that's an oxymoron. And before anyone asks, no, this was not intentional. I had the grand idea to use some beautiful purple sweet potato (PSP) in a wonderful morning mug cake. I also felt like adding a bit extra baking soda to make it really rise and be fluffy. Now, if you know anything about baking, you know that baking soda is an alkaline substance and can make your baked goods green or blue when mixed with say something like a PSP. It can happen when you don't mix well enough or because you used too much. So I thought I would have a pretty purple mug cake, but instead, it was green!
I was a little bummed out because it tasted great, just wasn't the color I had hoped for. I didn't want to play around with the measurements again and worry about getting good morning light for some pictures for the blog. Thus, I thought long and hard what I should do with this little experiment. Then it hit me! It is Halloween time! All is not lost my friends!
I am also not one of those bloggers to post cutesy themed holiday recipes. Like oranges turned into jack-o-lanterns. But when the perfect opportunity arises to salvage a recipe and make it relevant, well, I just have to take it. A ghoulish green PSP mug cake it is! The perfect Halloween breakfast experiment 😉 Tell the kids they can have a healthy green cake with vanilla frosting on Halloween morning and see what they say 😉
Ghoulish Green Purple Sweet Potato Mug Cake
Ingredients: (serves 1)
+ 2 TB Buckwheat Flour
+ 2 TB Oat Flour
+ 2 TB Mashed Purple Sweet Potato
+ ½ Tsp Baking Soda
+ ¼ Tsp Baking Powder
+ ¼ Tsp Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
+ 7 Drop Vanilla Stevia
+ ¼ Cup Water
+ 1 TB Vanilla Protein Powder
+ 2 TB Water
+ In a ramekin or mug, combine flours, baking soda, baking power, and stir. Then add the mashed PSP, vanilla, stevia, and water. Mix extremely well until you don't have any lumps. (O actually used my hands to really break up the potato!)
+ Microwave on high for 1 minutes.
+ Mix the protein powder and water together in a tiny bowl, remove the ramekin from the microwave, top with the thick frosting, put it back in the microwave, and cook for an additional 20 seconds.
+ Remove and enjoy this lovely Halloween treat!
I didn't realize it, but Halloween is on a Friday! That never happens! I mean, it's not really a big deal anymore since I'm not trick-or-treating, but Fridays are the best days! Even though I said I'm not dressing up for Halloween, I may need to rethink that. Maybe I should be a PSP? Sounds like a good idea to me 😉
So tell me:
+ Have you ever had the magic color change in your baked goods?
+ What is your favorite Halloween candy?! I always jumped for joy when I got those cute little boxes of Junior Mints! (Frozen Junior Mints are the bomb.com! Try it!)
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