Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish!
In my house, these sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple—and they’re delicious all on their own. But, with a bit of maple syrup and cinnamon, these maple roasted sweet potatoes are bursting with fall flavors! Seriously, what’s more comforting that sweet potato, maple, and cinnamon?!
Of course, you can serve them up as a lightened-up, healthy Thanksgiving side dish. But, these sweet potatoes also are a wholesome, seasonal option to include in a fall meal prep! Because, I don’t know about you, but I’m craving Thanksgiving goodies all fall long…
Really, I’m craving these flavors year-round! And, I’ve totally made these in the middle of summer when I’m longing for some holiday yumminess. Sweet, fragrant, and comforting—they’re just SO darn tasty and satisfying.
Best of all, you can whip up a batch of these maple roasted sweet potatoes with just a few simple ingredients! And sometimes, it’s just best to keep things simple.
I have personally overcooked the sweet potato casserole on TWO Thanksgiving occasions (burnt marshmallow topping sounds like it might be good, but believe me, it’s not) so this recipe has actually saved the day for me more than once!
They aren’t just good for Thanksgiving dinner though. Like I said, I love to include these sweet potatoes in my meal prep during the fall season because they keep well in the fridge, are super easy to reheat, and of course, they taste AMAZING! This is really such a comforting fall recipe.
As always, feel free to adjust this recipe with the spices and flavors that you enjoy. And, you can use less maple syrup to cut down on sugar if preferred—sweeten to taste! If you give them a try, don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know how they came out!
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 4 large, ~2 lbs. sweet potatoes, cubed
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
- Toss sweet potato cubes in mixture and transfer to a glass baking dish, 9 x 13 inches.
- Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes. Uncover, stir, and return to oven for 30-35 more minutes, stirring once. Cook until tender and beginning to brown.
- Yields ~2 cups maple roasted sweet potatoes.