Peel and chop the sweet potatoes. Add to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook until the potatoes are tender 6-8 minutes. Or Pressure cook with enough water to cover the potatoes, for 5 minutes after the cooker reaches pressure (for 1 inch chunks) and 15 to 18 minutes for whole unpeeled sweet potatoes.
Drain well and add to a bowl. Mash well, add vegan butter or oil, maple, cinnamon and paprika/cayenne and mix in. Taste and adjust sweet and heat. Sprinkle cayenne and serve