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Yacon Dessert Raviolis

Decadent Dessert

A striking and impressively flavorful recipe that takes full advantage of yacon’s sweet slightly fruity flavor, along with its low-sugar contribution. A dramatic presentation that is not as hard as it looks!


½ Banana
½ tsp Orange Zest
½ Cup Walnuts
¼ Cup Almond Flour (or finely ground Navitas Naturals Cashews)
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ Cup Raisins
¾ Cup Hempmilk, Simple Hemp Milk or other non-dairy milk beverage
1 + 1 1/2 Tbsp. divided Tbsp Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup
24 Navitas Naturals Yacon Dried Slices (pick larger, rounder slices)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or 1 Vanilla Bean)
2 Cup Orange Juice or enough to immerse Yacon Slices


Make the ice cream (optional): Combine 1 Tbsp. yacon syrup,  coconut oil, almond flour (or ground cashews), non dairy milk beverage, vanilla extract (or vanilla bean) and banana in a blender and blend until smooth. Place into a large bowl and freeze for 2-4 hours, or until frozen. Can be made the day before, or simply use store-bought vanilla ice cream of choice. Stir once during freezing to keep soft.

Soak: In a large bowl, pour orange juice over yacon slices until submerged. Allow to reconstitute for one hour.

Combine: In a food processor, combine walnuts, raisins, 1 1/2 Tbsp yacon powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange zest. Process until a sticky filling has formed. Remove from processor and knead to combine ingredients completely, if necessary.

Assemble: Remove Yacon Slices from orange juice and blot on a paper towel to remove any extra juice. To make the raviolis, place a small teaspoon of the filling into the center of a yacon slice. Top with another yacon slice, and pat the edges slightly to form a ravioli. Repeat until all yacon slices are used.

Serve: Place 3 to 4 raviolis on a dessert plate, and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with extra yacon syrup and dust with orange zest, if desired.

Makes 12 raviolis, serves 2-4

Chef's Notes

The mild taste and satisfying crunch of reconstituted yacon is complemented by a delectable sweet citrus-spice filling. Serve with a good non-dairy vanilla ice cream, or make the raw version below and keep this recipe 100% raw. An impressive gourmet dessert with gorgeous flavor notes that are not to be forgotten!

Yield: 4

Submitted By

Julie Morris