Wakanda Food Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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Join the kings and queens of Wakanda and take in African flavor-packed meals of Wakanda Forever food! 

Starting with a purple sweet potato pie. Reminiscent of the purple ancient heart-shaped flower known to give strength to the legacy of Black Panther Kings. 

Do you even have to ask, “What is the purple juice in Black Panther?”

It’s Wakanda’s vibranium drink! And now there’s a soulful pie recipe to accompany it with delicious soul food flavors and a regal purple fit for kings and queens!

Wakanda Food Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Does Wakanda have a flag?

Wave the Wakandan flag and celebrate with the king-inspired flavors of Wakanda in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. 

Wakanda’s flag is a powerful and beautiful symbol of the country and its people. It features a red and black panther with yellow eyes against a red and green striped background. It represents the beauty, strength, and courage of the country.

Marvel’s Black Panther movie is roaring again in theaters!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever depicts the struggles of Wakanda’s leaders in the wake of the death of our beloved King T’Challa

You can now take a bite out of the fictional country of Wakanda and immerse yourself in African royalty and adventures. Thanks to Disneyland’s version of the Marvel Studio Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Celebration. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Does Wakanda have a flag?

As part of a special event, the park began selling African food inspired by the movie!

Celebrations include an entirely new show, actual costumes from the movie, a photo area, a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, and a new Black Panther movie on Avengers Campus. 

With the film’s release, the park decided it was an excellent time to explore vibrant Wakanda food and cuisine.

According to a Disney representative, the Disneyland resort culinary team conducted extensive research on traditional and contemporary African cuisine for the Wakanda-inspired menu.

What are purple sweet potatoes?

Wakanda food & drinks

Step into the vibrant country of Wakanda and experience all the flavors of this unique destination thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Savor the tastes and smells of Africa at the Flavors of Wakanda booth, located in the Hollywood Backlot area of California Adventure. Here you can discover the exotic flavors of this far-away land and try some of the most interesting culinary combinations you have ever encountered!

Wakanda Food - Disney California Adventure Flavors Of Wakanda

A black booth is displayed with movie-themed purple banners and signage featuring the symbol of the Black Panther. 

In addition, it features traditional African dishes and themed decor that evokes a sense of a Wakanda marketplace in a conventional marketplace setting. 

Marvel Studios Black Panther invites you to indulge in the irresistible Wakanda food tastes of Peri-Peri Chicken, Maafe, and Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade.

Peri-Peri Chicken

The peri-peri chicken, a South African dish that gets its name from the chili peppers in the sauce, boasts a smoky, slightly spicy, and tender taste. This dish is served with West African Jollof, a bowl of yellow rice mixed with vegetables.

Maafe

Maafe is a West African stew that will tantalize your taste buds! It combines black-eyed peassweet potatoestomatoes, and spices, served alongside naan bread

And while it sometimes includes meat, it’s just as delicious without. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, give Maaf a try!

Wakanda Food Vibranium Drink Recipe - Black Panther Heart-Shaped Herb Drink

Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade

This may be the best lemonade you’ll ever taste! You’ll love this unique blend of tart lemonade made with real lemons, a touch of honey, ginger beer, and butterfly pea tea

Wakanda Food Vibranium Drink Recipe
Join the kings and queens of Wakanda and take in African flavor-packed meals of Wakanda Forever food! 
Starting with the purple juice of the ancient Heart-Shaped Herb known to give strength to the legacy of Black Panther kings. This is the recipe for vibranium drink!
Check out this recipe!
Wakanda Food Vibranium Drink Recipe - Black Panther Heart-Shaped Herb Drink

Sounds fantastic and imaginative, right? 

Try it and see if you agree!

Wakanda Food Vibranium drink recipe

What is the purple stuff in Wakanda?

It’s vibranium, the alien-origin metal found in Wakanda. Wakanda was struck by a meteorite containing this precious metal centuries ago.

Now used to inspire Wakanda food delicious eats!

And what is the herb in Wakanda?

And what is the herb in Wakanda?

The Heart-Shaped Herb is a plant only found in Wakanda. It grows in the Wakandian vibranium-rich soil. 

The properties of the vibranium infuse the herb with superhero abilities, which is why this herb must be ingested to become the superhuman Black Panther.

Follow this easy Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie recipe to find out if you, too, will possess the superhuman powers of the Black Panther. An unwavering strength in love, honor, respect, and legacy.

Trademark note: In the spirit of transparency, I want to note that this is an original recipe inspired by an existing brand. Marvel & Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a proprietary brand to which I want to acknowledge and give credit!

Ingredients for Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie

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Ingredients for Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie

  • 1 ½ pounds of Stokes purple sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed (equals about 3 cups when softened and peeled)
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk, 1 can
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted (or vegan butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
Black Folks Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Instructions

Instructions for Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie

  1. Grease a 9-inch pie pan and set it aside.
  2. See my recipe HERE for homemade almond flour pie crust, or you can use a store-bought pie crust, dough, or pie shell that may or may not come with its own pie pan.
  3. Pro tip: Use an Instant Pot pressure cooker to soften and peel the sweet potatoes quickly and almost effortlessly! 
  4. Open the Instant Pot lid and fill the stainless-steel inner pot with water to the ½ mark.
  5. Add the scrubbed purple sweet potatoes to the pot of water.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid (ensure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 12 minutes to loosen the potato skin.
  7. When cooking is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 12 minutes.
  8. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  9. Pour the water and sweet potatoes into a colander in the sink to drain the hot water from the potatoes.
  10. Once the sweet potatoes are cool to the touch, peel and discard the skin.
  11. Gather 3 cups of purple potato flesh.
  12. Add to either the Instant Pot Ace blender or an electric mixer the sweet potato flesh, evaporated milk, brown sugar, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt.
  13. Pulse or mix until the ingredients are combined and smooth.
  14. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pie crust.
  15. Bake the purple sweet potato pie at 350 degrees F: in a conventional oven for 28-30 minutes, in the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven for 24-26 minutes, or until the pie is puffed and firm in the center. (Remember that cooking appliance times and oven temperatures will vary.)
  16. Allow the sweet potato pie to cool for at least 2-4 hours before garnishing or slicing.
  17. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkled on top. 
  18. Serve this Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie recipe warm, and enjoy!

Disney’s Shawarma Palace

If you’re looking for a tasty Wakandan roasted pork wrap with black garlic sauce and chermoula, head to Shawarma Palace inside Avengers Campus. 

Start with lean, roasted, spiced pork. Add a side of black garlic sauce and chermoula. 

Get the whole thing wrapped in a flatbread blanket and take a bite to taste African history with the delicious feel of its centuries-old allure!

Shawarma Palace knows what it takes to make a true wrap, and the food will leave you wondering which one of us is the Black Panther?

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What do you eat in Black Panther?

Marvel’s hit movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has again taken the world by storm. 

With its popularity comes the question of what African food is really like? 

The Official Wakanda Cookbook is the first to come out of the film, taking fans behind the scenes and into the African continent’s heart, showcasing Wakanda’s vibrant food and flavors.

It’s filled with over 70 original recipes inspired by the blockbuster film. Readers will go on a culinary adventure inspired by Wakanda’s landscapes, precious resource vibranium, and wildlife through recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinnersidesdrinks, and desserts.

Eat like King T’Challa himself

The Official Wakanda Cookbook features Wakanda food and recipes like Roasted Chambo, Glazed Road Runner Wings, and Braised Oxtail and Dumplings

A tribute to culinary traditions from all over the African continent.

With a short foreword by the film’s stars, the late Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and co-star Danai Gurira, this cookbook of fun recipes is perfect for home cooks, budding chefs, and Black Panther Marvel fans.

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Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie FAQs

What are purple sweet potatoes?

Purple sweet potatoes just might be one of the prettiest vegetables on the planet! They are indeed purple – skin and flesh, and they don’t lose their color when cooked. Thus, making for a beautiful purple pie filling!

Are purple sweet potatoes natural?

Yep! Purple sweet potatoes are not genetically modified to look purple. (No GMOs here!) 

They originated in North Carolina and are purple because of their rich nutrient value. In fact, they’re so organic that you could grow these purple potatoes in your own backyard garden!

Why are they called Stokes?

There was a North Carolina company called Stokes Foods that was first to grow these potatoes. That’s why they’re called Stokes purple sweet potatoes.

Where can you buy Stokes purple sweet potatoes, and what store carries them?

Do you have Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s nearby? 

That’s where I buy my purple sweet potatoes for my Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe. 

You can also try purchasing them from your local farmer’s market.

How do you make a purple sweet potato pie?

How do you make a purple sweet potato pie?

So how does the pie turn purple?

A Black folks’ purple sweet potato pie is made with the same ingredients and instructions as a traditional soul food sweet potato pie recipe

The only difference is that a purple sweet potato pie uses purple Stokes sweet potatoes instead of yams or regular orange sweet potatoes.

What does purple sweet potato taste like?

What does purple sweet potato taste like?

Some people say that purple sweet potatoes are denser, drier, and a bit less sweet than regular sweet potatoes.

While that may be true, I have found no difference.

Although I’ve only used Stokes purple sweet potatoes in my Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe. Which calls for savory and sweet spices to achieve the soul food flavor. 

What texture is this pie filling?

So there is no surprise that the taste of a purple sweet potato pie will be the same as an orange sweet potato pie because of the soul food seasonings. 

With the addition of evaporated milk, the texture is also the same as a regular sweet potato pie.

In my humble pie opinion (pun intended), purple sweet potatoes in a pie taste just like the orange sweet potatoes you are used to.

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What is Wakanda known for?

Based on American comic books by Marvel Comics, Wakanda is a fictional country in East Africa. 

The country is mainly known for its vast supply of the metal vibranium, which is used to create Captain America’s shield. 

The land is home to the superhero Black Panther and one of the world’s wealthiest, technologically advanced countries.

What real country is Wakanda?

Wakanda is a fictional country invented by Marvel Comics. The story is centered around the adventures of T’Challa, the Black Panther, and his home country of Wakanda, as featured in the Black Panther series.

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What religion does Wakanda follow?

It is believed that Wakanda is home to several religious sects that originate in various areas of Africa. 

One of these sects is known as The Orisha, the Pantheon of Wakanda. As a term of endearment, Orisha refers to the spirit or deity in Yoruba.

What is T’Challa’s favorite food?

It’s not Peri-Peri Chicken, Maafe, Black Panther sweet potato pie, or Wakandan roasted pork wrap (with black garlic sauce, please). 

In fact, it’s not even Wakanda food…

Bet you’d never guess that King T’challa’s favorite food is the American Apple Jacks cereal!

What are the 5 tribes of Wakanda?

The Wakandan people have 5 tribes: the Border Tribe, Merchant Tribe, Mining Tribe, River Tribe, and the Jabari Tribe.

What Is Wakanda Known For?

What animal tribe is Wakanda?

According to The Mary Sue, a geek girl’s guide to the universe, “The (Wakandan) Golden Tribe, also known as the Royal family or Panther Tribe, is the descendants of Bashenga, the first Black Panther. As far as we know, every ruler and Black Panther in Wakanda’s history has been of this tribe.” 

This is the tribe of T’Challa, Shuri, Queen Ramonda, and King T’Chaka.

Their animal, of course, is the Black Panther.

What are the female Wakanda warriors called?

In Wakanda, the women are not just sitting around making Wakanda food and baking pies!

An elite part of the government’s military force is the Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as special forces for the nation of Wakanda.

Was there a female Black Panther?

No spoiler alerts here! You must watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!

Why do Wakandans have glowing lips?

The glowing lips you see are actually a tattoo given to select Wakandans on their inner lower lip to mark them as members of the War Dogs, the central intelligence service of Wakanda.

What does a Black Panther superhero eat?

Black Panthers traditionally consumed the Heart-Shaped Herb to gain enhanced physical abilities. The herb is native to Wakanda.

What is the purple liquid in Black Panther?

What is the purple liquid in Black Panther?

Also asked by so many, “What is the herb in Wakanda?”

A native to Wakanda, it’s a Heart-Shaped Herb plant. Traditionally, it is consumed to enhance the physical abilities of the new Black Panther.

Which Black Panther character meal is right for you?

Start here with this easy-to-make-at-home Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie!

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Would you make it? 

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Wakanda Food Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Wakanda Food Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Join the kings and queens of Wakanda and take in African flavor-packed meals of Wakanda Forever food! 
This Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie is reminiscent of the purple ancient Heart-Shaped Flower known to give strength to the new Black Panther.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 42 minutes
Pressure Release time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 59 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: Black folks sweet potato pie recipe, Instant Pot recipe, purple sweet potato pie, recipe for sweet potato pie, soul food sweet potato pie, sweet potato pie, vegetarian, Wakanda food, Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker (optional)
  • Instant Pot Omni Plus oven (optional)
  • Instant Pot Ace Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes Stokes purple sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed (equals about 3 cups when softened and peeled)
  • 12 oz evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted (or vegan butter)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Grease a 9-inch pie pan and set it aside.
  • See my recipe HERE for homemade almond flour pie crust, or you can use a store-bought pie crust, dough, or pie shell that may or may not come with its own pie pan.
  • Pro tip: Use an Instant Pot pressure cooker to soften and peel the sweet potatoes quickly and almost effortlessly!
  • Open the Instant Pot lid and fill the stainless-steel inner pot with water to the ½ mark.
  • Add the scrubbed purple sweet potatoes to the pot of water.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (ensure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 12 minutes to loosen the potato skin.
  • When cooking is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 12 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Pour the water and sweet potatoes into a colander in the sink to drain the hot water from the potatoes.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cool to the touch, peel and discard the skin.
  • Gather 3 cups of purple potato flesh.
  • Add to either the Instant Pot Ace blender or an electric mixer the sweet potato flesh, evaporated milk, brown sugar, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt.
  • Pulse or mix until the ingredients are combined and smooth.
  • Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pie crust.
  • Bake the purple sweet potato pie at 350 degrees F: in a conventional oven for 28-30 minutes, in the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven for 24-26 minutes, or until the pie is puffed and firm in the center. (Remember that cooking appliance times and oven temperatures will vary.)
  • Allow the sweet potato pie to cool for at least 2-4 hours before garnishing or slicing.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  • Serve this Wakanda food purple sweet potato pie recipe warm, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Unlike some pie recipes, there is no need to pre-heat your empty pie crust for this Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe. Doing this can cause your pie crust edges to burn.
  • A good indicator of when this pie recipe is done is when you can see the center of the pie filling puffing in the oven. 
  • You’ll probably have leftover sweet potato mix, depending on how deep-dish your pie pan is. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Or you can pour it into a Ziplock bag and freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • You could also make mini-Black folks purple sweet potato pies with any leftover pie filling.
  • And don’t forget to use any leftover pie dough for the easiest Southern dessert ever – pie crust cookies!
  • It’s best to let the pie cool and set for a few hours up to a whole day before slicing.
  • Stokes purple sweet potatoes are similar to Ube purple yams. But not the same as Okinawan Japanese sweet potatoes or regular (not sweet) purple potatoes. So double-check that you’ve picked up the correct potatoes when shopping for this recipe!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 12446IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Wakanda Food Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
325
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
72
mg
24
%
Sodium
 
190
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
478
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
49
g
16
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
35
g
39
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
12446
IU
249
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
171
mg
17
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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