Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have been close to my heart for a long time now.  When I was a baby, my Mom told me I refused to eat anything else, just sweet potatoes, and things certainly haven't changed!  This recipe came from a Whole Foods Market chef.  She was giving out samples of this along with roasted brussel sprouts and I was addicted, and since I was just in VT last weekend and picked up some REAL Grade A Dark Amber VT Maple Syrup, I figured this would be the best time to make these babies.

I love this recipe for so many reasons - baking them gives that slightly crispy, maybe even a little bit "sticky" texture on the outside with a perfectly cooked inside, and the sauce has a sweet yet bitter flavor to it.  It has been served to my roommates many times and they are quite the hit.

So easy to make and require very few ingredients.  Enjoy!

Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes

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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed then cut into bite size cubes
  • olive oil - enough to cover the potatoes in for baking
  • salt & pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. In a bowl, combine potatoes with s&p and coat in olive oil.
  3. On a baking sheet, spread potatoes out and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until cooked through, turning them with a spoon once.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  5. After potatoes are cooked, let them cool and pour into a bowl or a serving platter.
  6. Drizzle sauce over potatoes and enjoy!

 

Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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[…] herb and garlic marinade with a little lemon, and let me tell you it was good.  I paired this with Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and some Cranberry Chutney from the Shipyard Galley – a wonderful local food shop in […]

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - November 29, 2012

These look so good! I love sweet potatoes prepared most any way but these are screaming to get on my plate.

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    Lauren - November 30, 2012

    Hi Maureen,

    Thank you for checking out my new blog! I also love these potatoes – I can’t get enough of them! If you end of up making them let me know how they come out! Your site is beautiful and I am looking forward to exploring it a bit more 🙂

    Lauren

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