- 4 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- Salt (optional)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or allspice
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- Prep Time: 10-15 min
Cook Time: 35-45 min
Makes: 4-6 servings
Eat your colors! Mix up a bowl of this nutrition-packed, tasty mash and serve to your little monsters.
Things You'll Need
Gather these ingredients to make the Monster Mash Medley.
Turn Up The Heat
In a medium pot, cover carrots with salted water and carefully bring to a boil. Then add sweet potatoes. Once boiling again, reduce the heat to a rolling simmer and cook until carrots and sweet potatoes are tender.
Let It Drip Dry
Drain water from the mixture.
Melt and Mix
Right before carrots and sweet potatoes are removed to drain, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat.
A Touch of Sweetness
Add brown sugar and applesauce to the melted butter and quickly stir to combine. Once the brown sugar has dissolved, pour the butter mixture into the serving bowl.
Mix It Up
Add drained carrots and sweet potatoes to butter mixture. Add spice and salt to taste.
Do the Monster Mash
Little Hands Tip: Have your child help you mash. You can talk about different cooking tools and how tools help make cooking easier.
Little Hands Tip: Have your child add the raisins. You can ask him to count them out as he sprinkles them in.
Serve and Savor
Mash with potato masher to preferred consistency. Stir in raisins. Let sit 2 minutes until raisins are plump. Serve.