These delicious Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes have the perfect amount of sweet, and a touch of wonderful holiday spice.
Post updated 12/4/2018.
Too sweet for a side.
I don’t know about you, but when the holiday parties roll around, there’s one dish I never add to my plate. And it’s not grandma’s fruitcake. It’s candied yams/sweet potatoes.
All that 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.
But with the holidays just upon us, 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.
Sweet potato goodness.
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, B1, 2, and 6, and C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, potassium, niacin, and phosphorus. Not only that, they’re delicious, too!
Check out these other tasty paleo ways to get that goodness in your life!
- Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl
- Sweet Potato Chestnut Soup with Sage & Bacon
- Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
- Healthy Maple Sweet Potato Casserole
- Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Mayo
- Chicken & Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili
- Everything Seasoned Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins
- Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookies
Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes
This dish has the perfect amount of sweet, and a touch of wonderful holiday spice, without the gooey sugary-ness. I think it’s safe to say that I could eat these Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes all year round.
When I originally came up with the recipe I could enjoy all the dairy I want. So I slathered these babies in butter. Of course, now that I’ve gone dairy-free for good, I’ve modified the recipe to include just coconut oil. If you can do dairy, please feel free to add in the butter, or do half and half!
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Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and dairy.
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter, if you can handle dairy)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 400.
Wash sweet potatoes, peel if you like (it’s not necessary), chop into uniform 1/2 inch cubes, and place them in a 9×13 inch baking dish. (Recipe can be halved, if you want, just bake it in a smaller dish.)
Over low heat, melt the coconut oil or butter. Stir in the honey, molasses, and spices.
Drizzle over sweet potatoes, then sprinkle with salt. Stir to evenly coat, then bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
You’ll also enjoy these holiday side dishes!
- 3-Ingredient Cabbage Steaks
- Grain-Free Potato Latkes
- Homemade Cider & Elderberry Cranberry Sauce
- Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Dried Cranberries
These sound fabulous! Don't tell my husband but I think sweet potatoes are my new love 🙂
Haha, thanks! My husband is not as enthralled with them as I am either. ; )
Doing a weekly Real Food Fridays blog post, and will be including your post, and pinning to the Real Food Fridays board.
I'm having such an issue this year with sweet potatoes. My family's not into them, but I LOVE 'em. So I haven't figured out how I'm going to prepare them yet.
: ) I understand, I definitely am the sweet potato lover in our house too.
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.
Mama to 8
One homemade and 7 adopted
Thanks so much for linking these up to Wellness Wednesday at RaisingtheBarrs.com – I have a LOT of sweet potatoes to use. 🙂 I'm featuring you tomorrow!
I like Sweet Potatoes, but not a fan of the marshmallow dish either.
My mom has a way she makes them with pecans that I love!
Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
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.
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!
Thanks Sandra! Pecans and sweet potatoes does sound like a good pair! 🙂
Thanks Jennifer, I love using honey instead of sugar, as well. Then I don't feel guilty for eating the whole pan. ; )
These look delicious and SO simple! Love that added touch of honey. And thanks for linking to my sweet potatoes, too! 😉
You’re so welcome, Lindsey! 🙂