Sylvia’s Sweet Taters


I would never have believed that sweet potatoes and bananas go together. But they do. Try this delicious recipe on Thanksgiving. I think your family might like it.

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 bananas, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • sea salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork, put them in a roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes.

After 20 minutes, add the bananas to the pan. Continue roasting for 10 to 15 minutes until both the bananas and potatoes are very soft. Remove the pan from the oven but don’t turn the oven off.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl. Peel the bananas and add them to the sweet potatoes.

Add 1 stick butter.

Add honey.

Beat vigorously with a mixer or with a wooden spoon.

Season with salt to taste.

Spoon into a baking dish. Top with crumb topping if desired and bake til topping is golden brown.


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers. Add pecans, then sprinkle over sweet potatoes.

If you taste this and think it needs to be sweeter for your family, just go ahead and add rapadura, brown sugar or maple syrup to taste!

I’m sharing this recipe in Wardee’s Gallery of Thanksgiving Sides at ~ visit the Gallery to see more real food Thanksgiving side dishes!

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About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.

9 thoughts on “Sylvia’s Sweet Taters

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    1. Sylvia Post author

      Ah….. then you are obviously not the banana hater, grasshopper… :o) Maybe you could make it for your mom for Thanksgiving!

  2. Lawauna

    I was telling Jay’s mom about this (she is pretty picky with food) and she said it sounds very good. So it looks like this will be on our menu soon. Most likely not for Thanksgiving…

  3. Wardee

    We tried this recipe of yours two years ago. We all liked it. Well, except for one person who’s not big on bananas. The rest of us thought it was AWESOME!

    1. Sylvia Post author

      I hope you will try it some time. Maybe not Thanksgiving, because wouldn’t it be terrible to make a big bowl of it and not like it???
      I was skeptical the first time I tried it. But wow, I really liked it and my family did too.

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