Add healthy whole grains and vitamins to your diet today.
Enjoy this spin on classic potato gnocchi by using sweet potato instead of traditional yukon gold or russet potato. Add additional fiber and other nutrients by switching out white flour for freshly ground whole wheat flour. Amazing health benefits all wrapped up in a cute little pasta like dumpling that is so versatile!
I’ll be featuring these cute little Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Gnocchi in several future recipes, but they deserve a turn on the stage just as they are, the real stars of the show! I love that they are super nutrient packed, and can be made with food items found on any traditional homestead or farm.
I have grown potatoes (which is so fun!) but I haven’t yet grown my own wheat; but I do grind it at home thanks to my handy wheat grinder. Freshly ground wheat flour is full of nutrients and has many health benefits for the body. However it will slowly oxidize and lose its nutritional value if not eaten within a few days. Handy tip: keep freshly ground wheat flour in the freezer, it will last longer!
Gnocchi from scratch is fun to make!
This recipe for Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Gnocchi is really fun to make. Getting into the dough with your hands and working it into little ropes will remind you of your childhood days making snakes with playdough. Yet you’re using that skill to now feed yourself and/or family with healthy food choices. You’ll feel like you’re using the best of God’s great earth to nourish your own body. Creating your own food from scratch always adds a touch of love :0)
It will be very tempting to add more and more flour to your dough, but less is definitely more when it comes to gnocchi. The more flour you add, the less like potato they will taste.