- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the water in a 9 inch by 13 inch casserole dish. Add the sweet potatoes, cut side on the top. Cover with aluminum foil, being sure not to have the foil contact the food, and bake until just tender, approximately 45 minutes, depending upon the size of the sweet potatoes. Remove from the oven.
- Place the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin spice mix, and salt in a small bowl and whisk well.
- Poke some holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork. Pour the coconut milk mixture over the potatoes and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place potatoes on a serving dish.
- Top with any of the coconut milk mixture left in the dish, as well as the chopped walnuts before serving.
Add ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom along with the pumpkin spice mixture.
Replace the walnuts with pecans or hazelnuts.
Source: by Chef Mark Reinfeld, Vegan Fusion and The Doctor & The Chef