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Sweet Potato & Almond Butter Pita Pizza

by Meghann on May 17, 2011

No half ironman training plan yet, BUT I do have a crazy delicious, fun recipe to share with you.


You see ^that^ oh yes, it’s as delicious as it looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Sweet Potato & Almond Butter Pita Pizza was inspired by the Sweet Potato Ranch Pizza I made the other week. Only, this version was ready in 5 minutes and required only a handful of ingredients I already had on hand.


Sweet Potato & Almond Butter Pita Pizza


  • 1 Whole Wheat Pita
  • 1/2 Sweet Potato (peeled)
  • 2 T Almond Butter
  • Chopped Dates (or Raisins)

Step 1:

Toast the pita under the broiler for a couple of minutes on each side


Step 2:

Coat the pita with 2 T of almond butter


(Side Note: Was NOT a fan of the Blue Diamond Honey Almond Butter. A little heavy on the honey for my taste. :/ )


Step 3:

“bake” the sweet potato in the microwave until soft (about 5 minutes)


Step 4:

Mash the sweet potato on top of the almond butter and pita


Step 5:

Sprinkle with chopped dates and serve!


Not only does this make a great lunch, it would make a great breakfast too. A fun way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet.


I paired mine with apple slices



Nom. Nom. Nom.


You know you want some. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

That sounds oddly delicious. I guess you really can’t go wrong with anything that involves nut butter & sweet potato! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 Dori May 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Yum! That is a great idea, and one simple enough that I could actually make.
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3 Hope May 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

This is a really interesting sounding pizza! I bet the combination of the sweet potato and nut butter tastes really good! ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Marina May 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

This sounds great! I have no almond butter, but I’m sure this would be equally amazing with peanut butter!
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5 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I love sweet potatoes on anything so this looks delicious to me!
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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Sounds delicious!

I just made some sweet potato fritters last night for dinner and the husband thought they would be even better with raisins.

7 Lucy @ Porridge and Parsnips May 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Oooh that looks really good, and I have all the ingredients in! I think I’ll try it for lunch tomorrow, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚
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8 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

ohhhh yes please ๐Ÿ™‚

The changes I might make to that recipe are PB instead of AB (bec I’m addicted ๐Ÿ˜› ) and add some chocolate chips (again, bec I am addicted!) ๐Ÿ˜›

9 miranda @ working mom works out May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I do want some!! I wonder if I could get my 5 year-old to eat that. hmmmm

10 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

hmm interesting combo. I’m still unsure about it lol
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11 Freya May 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

That really does look delicious!! I LOVE sweet potato and dates and almond butter ๐Ÿ˜€
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12 Erin May 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I never would have thought to put those things together but now that you mention it, they do sound good!

Although, do sweet potatoes count as veggies??
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13 Meghann May 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Yes! Sweet Potatoes are one of the superfoods!

14 Rachel May 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I consider a s.p. the starch part of my meal and usually combine with a green veg. and protein, but theyโ€™re great for you whether or not they โ€œcountโ€ as veggies!

15 Karen May 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I didn’t like the honey almond butter either:( it tastes funky. it’s not even good in recipes that call for almond butter. i have a whole jar just chilling at home:( you have the craziest food ideas ever. I love it!
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16 Meghann May 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Glad to hear I’m not the only one! I LOVE Smucker’s Honey Peanut Butter, so I thought this would be just as good. Wrong! Oh well…

17 Rachel May 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I consider a s.p. the starch part of my meal and usually combine with a green veg. and protein, but they’re great for you whether or not they “count” as veggies!
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18 Rachel May 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Oops, replied to the wrong comment… I’m a commenting dunce! Meghann, feel free to clean up! ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Amy May 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I looooved your other version, so I have no doubt I’ll love this one too!
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20 Alexa @ Simple Eats May 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

This looks very interesting! I just wish I liked sweet potatoes in SWEET things…I’m usually more of a savory person, but I’d like to try this!
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21 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I do. I DO want some.
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22 melissa (fitnessnyc) May 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I actually do want some! looks great!
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23 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I LOVE this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a huge fan of sweet potato + AB, and I love pitas. Score!

24 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

This must’ve been really sweet with the overly sweet AB and sweet potato! Dessert pizza?? That I can definitely do.

25 Stefanie @TheNewHealthy May 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

This sounds right up my alley – I love unique flavor combos! ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Katy (The Singing Runner) May 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Great idea and looks delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€
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27 Hats @ See How She Runs May 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Sounds delicious! Sweet potatoes were a staple of my diet at uni. So quick and easy – microwave then top with a large scoop of hummus. I need to try almond butter too. I was going to buy some the other day but it was too expensive (I had already splashed out on Dark Chocolate Dreams).
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28 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

This looks SO good! I LOVE sweet potatoes and almond butters. The addition of dates is a mighty fine idea!

29 Cara May 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Wow very creative! It looks delicious!

30 Gina @Runningtothekitchen May 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm

So random but still sounds good. I like how all the ingrdients are things I always have on hand.
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31 Alaina May 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

That looks so amazing. And so simple too! ๐Ÿ™‚
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32 River May 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

You combine such interesting ingredients! I want to try this (minus the dates).
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33 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates May 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

You always come up with the best combinations of food! ๐Ÿ™‚

34 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

looks delish!
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35 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

i love that! so creative and easy!
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36 Allison @ PickyEatingRD May 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

This is such a weird combo that oddly seems to work perfectly. I can always count on you to mash random foods together into yummy deliciousness!

37 Kelly May 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

This reminds me that I have to recreate sweet potato and black bean quesadillas I had several months ago, but I love the sweet pot + AB pairing. Looks delicious! I love quick meals.

38 Christine May 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

What a great idea! Your recipes are always so creative.
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39 Christine May 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

What a great idea! Your recipes are always so creative.
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40 McKayla (green groats) May 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Yes I do want a slice of that! Love those ingredients – such a great combo.
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41 Angela May 18, 2011 at 7:28 am

Wow, thanks so much for this post! I have lived in Tampa my whole life and had no idea about this event! I think one of these rides is definitely in my future!

42 Sarah K May 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Yum, that pizza looks excellent!
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