Hope you all had a lovely, LOVELY holiday week! I am so excited to share this sweet potato recipe that is perfect to have any time of the year, but mostly for a special winter or fall feast. This is a recipe I created all by myself, but it may be a bit unoriginal of some sort. However, that doesn’t mean it’s still incredible to enjoy!
The sweet potatoes were a wonderful hit at our Christmas feast, if you look back on my last post documenting my entire first week of winter break–which you should check out if you want to see the entire cooking process of this bad boy!
This dish is sweet, fragrant, flavorful and completely wholesome. There’s nothing artificial or processed in this recipe, as there doesn’t have to be. Of course, you can either eliminate a few ingredients such as the coconut oil and maple syrup, or even go crazy and add brown sugar, coconut, pecans, and more.
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste
- Half a pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 TBSP maple syrup
- Coconut oil spray; you can also use grass-fed butter, olive oil, etc.
- Opt: brown sugar, coconut sugar, honey, coconut flakes, walnuts, almonds, carrots, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Rinse sweet potatoes thoroughly and poke each of their sides with a fork.
- Chop the sweet potatoes into generous chunks. Set aside.
- Mix all spices in a bowl and pour in a Ziploc bag.
- Pour the sweet potato chunks in a bowl and shake them around generously to make sure all the chunks are coated in the spices.
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray with coconut oil.
- Spread the sweet potatoes on the tray.
- Bake for 60 minutes. When the timer reaches 30 minutes, take the potatoes out of the oven and flip or shake them around to turn them over and continue baking until the hour has been reached.
- Take out of the oven and while hot and pour the sweet potato pieces in a bowl.
- Add one tablespoon of maple syrup, a little more cinnamon and sea salt to garnish and mix in the bowl.
- Serve while warm. You can also set this aside and microwave it when ready.
How was your Christmas feast? Did you cook any dishes?