Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recipe Refresh: Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Up until about a year ago, I hadn't bought a sweet potato in my life. I ate them at Thanksgiving, covered in marshmallows and brown sugar (yum!), but thought that was about all they were good for. Boy, was I wrong. Since their growing popularity on Pinterest, sweet potatoes have found a nice home on our kitchen shelves. I LOVE sweet potato fries and recently found this maple-roasted sweet potato recipe that also has the "yum" factor. This would make a great, healthified version of your average Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe - giving you more room to splurge on pie!

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 45-50 minutes            READY IN: 1 hour 5 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (approximately 8 cups), peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. After cutting sweet potatoes, pour into large freezer bag.
  3. Combine syrup, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour syrup mixture into bag, seal, and toss to coat.
  4. Evenly spread sweet potatoes in 9x13 inch pan. Cover and bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. 


    1/2 cup serving    193 calories   3 g fat   40.5 g carbs    1.9 g protein    6.9 g sugar   

Original RecipeRefresh Recipe
7 cups sweet potatoes
1 1/4 cup margarine
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups mini marshmallows
Cinnamon (to taste)
Nutmeg (to taste)
8 cups sweet potatoes
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper (to taste)
595 calories193 calories
19.4 g fat3 g fat
103.9 g carbs40.5 g carbs
43.1 g sugar6.9 g sugar

Recipe adapted from Delish

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