Cinnamon Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup

by Kacie Phillips on September 28, 2012

Alright, so naturally… I love to cook.  With my injury, I have had a lot more time on my hands thanks to limited exercise.  I told myself that I would use this time to focus on nutrition.  Considering that health and well-being entails so much more than mere exercise, I am focusing my efforts on how I fuel my body and soul.  And boy oh boy, I am enjoying the food involved.

I like to eat.

I really, really, really like to eat.   So I guess it’s only fitting that I enjoy cooking!  You know what I could do without?  Cutting veggies and doing dishes.

That’s my view on this subject, in a nutshell.  Now, on to finding the perfect taker! ;)

But, I digress.  Let’s talk Cinnamon Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup.

Butternut, Sweet Potato, Apple Soup

Talk about OM NOM NOM.  This was so fantastic.  It’s a sweet and savory fall flavor that allows for the perfect autumn meal.  And not to mention, it makes A LOT of soup.

As is often the case, I very “roughly” used a recipe I found online.  I don’t even bother with recipes because I change them up so much that I end up creating a version all my own.  It’s actually become comical.  But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love “creating” and cooking really gets the creative juices flowing!

Cinnamon Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup

From Savvy Sassy Me | Main Dishes | American

A sweet and savory fall soup, with a hint of delectable spice.

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cal Calories 161kcal

fat Total Fat 6g

sat fat Saturated Fat 4g

chol Cholesterol 0mg

sodium Sodium 302mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 27g

Serving size 261g Calories from fat 54kcal Fiber 4g Protein 2g Sugar 9g
15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (I used Silk Pure Coconut)
  • 1- 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Truvia ( 3 packets of your preference of sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Peel and cut all vegetables.
  2. Pour olive into in large pot (I had to use both a 5-quart and 4-quart pot because it makes so much) and place on medium heat.
  3. Add onion and cook for about 15 minutes, as the onions begin to turn translucent.
  4. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg, stiring and cooking for 30 seconds.
  5. Add squash, sweet potatoes, apples, and broth.
  6. Add enough water to cover the veggies by 1 inch.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Remove approximately 1/2 – 1 cup of broth (optional: it depends on how much vegetables you have).
  9. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Stir in the coconut milk.
  11. Add salt, pepper, garlic, coconut oil, and more cinnamon/nutmeg to taste.
  12. Puree using a hand mixer, immersion blender, or standard blender.

Tips

  • Makes approximately 12-15 cups. Can easily be frozen.
  • Note that the amounts vary depending on the size and quantity of vegetables. Just keep a watchful eye and you can’t go wrong. Trust your instinct; you aren’t going to "mess it up" but having too much/too little of anything–it’ll just affect the thickness of the soup.
  • Remember to add spices TO TASTE. Everybody likes a different amount. I for instance, LOVE CINNAMON. So, I use a lot.

Note: This makes approximately 12-15 cups.  It can be frozen.

Speaking of LEFTOVERS, this made for the perfect lunch the next day as well.  On the side?  A spinach salad with avocado, cucumber, apple, and sunflower seeds PLUS a glass of hot cinnamon apple spice tea with a tsp of honey.  I might be a bit apple obsessed right now?

Enjoy!

xoxo Savvy Sassy Me

  • http://www.agutsygirl.com Sarah Kay Hoffman

    This is so great, Kacie! I cook and bake with ALL of these during fall, too. LOVE the recipe!

    • Kacie Phillips

      Thanks, Sarah! You are always so sweet! Thanks for being awesome! xoxo

  • http://www.kateiseating.com Kate @ Kate is eating

    OMG I have everything for this meal and I am making this! Thanks for sharing the recipe :D

    • Kacie Phillips

      Not a problem, Kate! I am so happy to share! xoxo .. let me know what you think? :)

  • http://Www.facebook.com/alwaysrunningbutneverlate Jenna

    This looks like such a great combo of fall flavors!! Love it!! Spa <3

    • Kacie Phillips

      Thanks! It’s wonderful. :) andddd so are you! xoxo spa

  • http://www.marciashealthyslice.com Marcia

    OMG I’ve got all of the ingredients here just staring at me! And it’s got coconut milk in it which I adore! I am SO making that soup! Yum!

    • Kacie Phillips

      Awww! That’s what I love about this recipe, it’s stuff that is unhand. :)

      • Kacie Phillips

        * on hand

  • http://fightingforwellness.wordpress.com Caroline

    This looks delicious! I’m definitely pinning it:)

  • http://storiesandsweetpotatoes.com StoriesAndSweetPotatoes

    Wow that looks so fantastic. This is kind my favorite kind of recipe to cook: lots of chopping and a big pot :)

  • http://www.candyfit.net Kierston

    Sounds like the perfect bowl of soup for this fall season! Yumm!

  • http://frhuman.com Natalie @ Free Range Human

    I’m definitely pinning this. I love these flavors together!

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