Sweet Potato Manju

Since I am just a kid, I am not allowed to cook often at my house. I live in South Korea, where sweet potatoes are just the best! I got this recipe from my cooking school and wanted to share a Korean taste.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • 5 tablespoons sliced almonds

  • 2 eggs, divided

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow sweet potatoes to cool. Peel sweet potatoes, transfer to a bowl, and mash.

  3. Heat a skillet over low heat; cook and stir almonds in the hot skillet until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 1 minute.

  4. Beat 1 egg in a small bowl.

  5. Mix beaten egg, almonds, milk, and honey into mashed sweet potatoes. Divide sweet potato mixture into 15 equal parts. Shape each manju into a sweet potato-shape; arrange on a baking sheet.

  6. Beat remaining 1 egg and water together in a bowl. Brush egg mixture over each manju; top with peanuts.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until manju are golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't like peanuts, you can put any kind of topping you like such as dried fruit, other kinds of nuts, etc.

If you prefer, the shape of the sweet potato mixture doesn't have to be sweet potato-shaped. It could be round, square, or heart-shaped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.