what’s in it?
1 large sweet potato
one flax egg [1T ground flax 3T water] or egg white
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4-1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
ground ginger and allspice, to taste
cinnamon sugar spice blend [homemade or store bought]
all-natural olive oil cooking spray
Feel free to grab pumpkin spice mix and use it if you’re missing some of the essentials above! I make my own pumpkin pie spice blend since I already have everything on hand – no need to add to my overflowing collection of spices 😉
cinnamon sugar glaze
2 Tbsp cream cheese
1-2 Tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
1/2-1 Tbsp honey
cinnamon sugar, to taste
a few drops of vanilla extract
|perfectly frozen and destined for greatness|
Once your balls are frozen and ready to go, pre-heat your oven to 395F. Set up your panko, flax egg [or egg white], and flour into separate, shallow dipping bowls. Season the panko liberally with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar. Dip each ball in flour, then egg, and then roll them in panko. Once your balls are covered, spritz each one with olive oil and place them on a wire rack. Set the wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 395F for about 20-25 minutes. Before removing from oven, switch to broil on high for approx 1 minute until the panko coating turns golden brown.
Want them EXTRA oh-my-gosh-these-taste-fried crispy? After 10 min in the oven, remove the tray of boxties, repeat flour/egg/panko step and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.
so… how was it?
I want more. Preferably for breakfast in the morning. De-freaking-lish. They can also be made ahead of time and then reheated in the oven/toaster oven. You can even freeze them for later!