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Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted 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.

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

 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.

Sometimes I just want a light sweet potato dish that still has that sweet & buttery flavor reminiscent of the classic indulgent sweet potato casserole. These roasted sweet potatoes are just that!

They taste like the classic casserole but made much healthier. I cook these for a side dish for dinner all time, and they always seem to make an appearance at all our Holiday dinners. 

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.

Tips for making Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The recipe as written makes enough for 5 people as a side dish. If you want to double it, I would suggest using two different cookie sheet pans and NOT trying to squish a double recipe on one cookie sheet pan. 

When you lay the potatoes on the cookie sheet you will want to make sure that they are not touching. If they are touching and too close together they will end up steaming in the oven (which yields a soft potato) rather than roasting in the oven (which yields that crunchy exterior). 

Cut the potatoes small. I aim to cut into 1/2″ chunks. You don’t have to measure or anything, you just want to make sure they are not huge chunks or else they will not cook in the time listed. 

Recipe calls for 2 very large sweet potatoes but if yours are smaller, then you will want to use 3 or 4 of them. 

I always use extra light virgin olive oil because there is no strong flavor to it. 

 

Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Roasted 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.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: healthy, side dish, sweet potatoes
Servings: 5
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet poatoes (peeled and cut small)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (NOT pancake syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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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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    Val
    November 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm I made these tonight to serve with beef roast we made. I realized at the last minute that We were out of pure maple syrup so I used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to give them that carmelized taste & they were delicious. Can’t wait to make this with the maple syrup!
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      Together As Family
      November 14, 2018 at 9:56 pm Yum! Brown sugar would be delish.
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