Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of those candied yams/sweet potatoes commonly found on holiday dinner tables. All the sticky, gooey, sweet stuff is just too much for me. Whose idea was it to put marshmallows on sweet potatoes anyway? Way to ruin a perfectly good dish. :p

 

With the holidays just around the corner, and sweet potatoes in my pantry, I thought it was high time I came up with a redeeming healthy substitute. And I think these do the job.  ; )

 
 

The perfect amount of sweet, and a touch of wonderful holiday spice, without the gooey sugary-ness. I could eat these all year round.

Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Free of grain, gluten, eggs & refined sugar, with dairy-free option.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 sweet potatoes
  2. 1/4 c. butter (or coconut oil, for dairy-free)
  3. 2 T. coconut oil
  4. 2 T. honey
  5. 2 t. molasses
  6. 1/2 t. cinnamon
  7. 1/4 t. ginger
  8. 1/2 - 1 t. kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes, peel if you like (it's not necessary), chop into uniform 1/2 inch cubes, and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Over low heat, melt the butter and coconut oil. Stir in the honey, molasses, and spices.
  4. Drizzle over sweet potatoes, then sprinkle with salt. Stir to evenly coat, then bake for about 1/2 hour, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
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24 thoughts on “Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes

  1. Hi Raia
    I stumbled onto your blog and wanted to way hi! As I read your *hello there* page- I realized we are sisters in Christ!
    I have a daughter who is egg-wheat-dary intolerant, she is in a stage of denial, but unless Jesus heals her she still is. (Oh the joys of 19).
    Nice to meet you…beautiful blog.
    Kimmie
    Mama to 8
    One homemade and 7 adopted

  2. i make a recipe almost exactly like this but used sugar. I just made it today. I will have to use this recipe next year as honey is a better choice for sure. Thanks so much for sharing at Healing With Food Friday. looking forward to seeing what you have to share this next week.

  3. Hi Kimmi! Nice to meet you, too. : ) I'm glad you like the blog. I understand how hard it is for your daughter, transitioning to an allergy free diet can be kind-of depressing! If my reactions weren't so severe, I would probably be in a state of denial still, too. It's a hard thing to go through, but there are so many good things to learn from Him through it (just like all of life, if you let Him teach you!). Thankfully, now that I've been gluten & egg free for 3 years, I find I don't really miss those things. There are so many other good options out there!