Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sexy Sweet Potatoes

Few veggies say "fall" like sweet potatoes... And since I've been on such a fall food kick lately, it's little surprise that I set my heart on making some sweet potatoes.

I'm not a huge fan of them normally, and I don't really care for them baked. But they are so darn good for you, I decided I needed to find a good way to cook them, without covering them in butter and marshmallows. Mission accomplished.


Sexy, right? (Drew thinks it's weird that I'm referring to food as sexy, but I just can't help it. These babies are hot!) 


Sweet, glazed perfection. Did I mention not too shabby health-wise? What about super easy?


Sexy Sweet Potatoes

* Use about one medium sweet potato per person. The following serves two.

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into similarly sized bites
  • 2 T oil of your preference (I like light EVOO, but anything will work)
  • 2 T light brown sugar
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Peel and chop sweet potatoes.


3.  Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl.


4. Combine glaze with sweet potatoes. Make sure that each piece is covered in the glaze.



5. Pour potatoes onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet, making sure that each piece has as much space as possible.


6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip each piece. (Again, make sure they're all laying flat and have as much space as possible. 


7. Put back into oven for another 15-20 minutes. (Baking time will vary by size of pieces, how much you're cooking, how much space they have, etc. So just keep an eye out!)


8. All done! Enjoy. :)