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Camote con Leche (Sweet Potatoes with Milk)

Camote con leche or sweet potatoes with milk are great for breakfast or even dessert. This recipe has just the right amount of sweetness to it but you can always adjust it to your liking.

camotes con leche in a white bowl

This is one of my husbands favorite things to eat in the mornings.

He absolutely loves sweet potatoes.

This recipe is his favorite way to enjoy them.

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What you will need

  • Sweet potatoes (scrubbed and cleaned)
  • Water
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk

How to make it

The first thing you want to do is scrub and clean your sweet potatoes.

Then slice them into small circles as shown below.

Try to make them more or less the same thickness so they’ll cook at the same rate.

sliced sweet potatoes

Put the sweet potatoes, sugar, cinnamon stick and water in a pot. Add the water and bring to a boil.

sweet potatoes and a cinnamon stick in a pot

Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

cooked sweet potatoes in a pot

Serve the sweet potatoes in a bowl with some of the liquid. Add a splash of milk to the bowl.

And enjoy!

camotes con leche in a white bowl

I hope you enjoy this camote con leche recipe.

How do you like to prepare sweet potatoes?

Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for visiting! See you soon!

camotes con leche in a white bowl
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Camote con Leche

Camote con leche is a delicious and easy Mexican dish of sweet potatoes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword camote con leche, mexican sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes with milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 308 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes scrubbed clean and sliced
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • milk to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the sliced sweet potatoes in a pot. Then add the sugar, cinnamon stick and water to the pot.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium and cover.

  3. Let it cook for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  4. Serve the sweet potatoes in bowls with some of the liquid and add a splash of milk.

  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Camote con Leche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 458mg13%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 16034IU321%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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