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Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

Β I can’t believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away! If you’re anything like me then you are probably making some type of Thanksgiving day menu plan. One of the most popular dishes is the sweet potato casserole. Creamy, buttery smashed sweet potatoes with a sweet crumbly pecan topping. It’s hands down, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving.

But, sometime I just want something lighter that still has that sweet and buttery flavor reminiscent of the indulgent sweet potato casserole. These roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are just that! Tastes just like the casserole but made much healthier. I cook these as a side dish for dinner all the time but they would also be great for the Thanksgiving Day dinner table too. Give someone a “healthier” choice for a side dish.

Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

These roasted sweet potatoes have a subtle hint of maple and cinnamon. Which by the way is one of my new favorite combos. They’re sweet, salty, buttery (but without the butter!), and loaded with flavor in each bite.

Be sure and use pure maple syrup. It does make a difference. Plus, with some of the leftover maple syrup make these pumpkin doughnut glazed muffins.

Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

Β The recipe as written makes enough for 4-6 people as a side dish. If you need to double this, use two cookie sheet pans. Don’t try to squeeze a double batch onto one pan. Hope you enjoy these delicious roasted sweet potatoes!

Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper or tin foil, and spray it with cooking spray. You could also just spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray too.
  • Place cubed sweet potatoes into a mixing bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and maple syrup over top and then sprinkle the spices. Mix together until all sweet potato pieces are covered.
  • Dump onto the prepare cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and slightly crispy. Stir the potatoes half way through cooking time.

Notes

The cooking time will vary slightly based on the size of the sweet potatoes. I cut mine fairly small so mine were done a couple minutes early. Cut them all the same size so they will cook evenly.

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Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are a healthier side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving. Diced sweet potatoes are covered in a delicious marinade of olive oil, real maple syrup, spices, cinnamon and roasted to perfection in the oven.

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    Carlee
    November 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm Mmmmmm! I love roasted sweet potatoes!
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      Nancy
      November 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm Hi - I bought both white and orange sweet potatoes (2 of each) and I'm just going to mix them together for this recipe. I'm wondering if I can cut them up, put them in a bowl, add the oil, syrup and spices (I won't double the spices even though I'm doubling the recipe as I've had that experience with other recipes before and doubling the spices can overwhelm the main ingredient) and let it sit in the refrigerator for about 17 hours, then in a cooler for another 3 hours, then bake them in about 20 hours from now (total marinating time 20 hours). I'm going out of state for Thanksgiving and want to bake them at my destination but wondering if it would be better to bake them first and reheat them when I get there. Do you have any advice? Thanks!
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        Together As Family
        November 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm Hi Nancy :) I hope I am not too late in my reply. I would definitely cut them up and let them marinate in the oil and spices while you travel. I don't think these would be good if you cooked first and then reheated. I had leftovers of these when I made them and I kept them in the fridge for my husband's lunch the next day and they were kind of "wrinkly" looking and soft (they will loose that really crisp outside). If that makes sense at all :) I think they would be fine sitting in the bowl, cut up, with the oil and spices. I hope you love them! Happy Thanksgiving.
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    Krista
    September 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm This looks delicious! What kind of entree would you serve this with?
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      Together As Family
      September 30, 2017 at 10:03 pm It's great for a Thanksgiving side dish. A bit healthier compared to traditional sweet potato casseroles. Or, I usually serve it with baked chicken or steak. I don't make steak a lot but it would go great with these potatoes. I actually make them for lunch lot of times too, but I LOVE sweet potatoes so I'll eat them whenever. I hope you enjoy!
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