Baked Spiced Sweet Potatoes

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I recently saw this recipe on my Facebook news feed.  The Paleo Mom posted this winner.  Do you follow her yet?  She is a wealth of knowledge and information.  Sarah, who has her doctorate degree in medical biophysics, decided to become a stay at home mom after her first daughter was born.  Later on, Sarah discovered the Paleo way of eating.  Through Paleo, she has lost weight, as well as experienced healing from a plethora of other symptoms. Interesting stuff to read.   She posts all sorts of pretty great stuff from recipes to Paleo tips to autoimmunity.  She’s a smart one.  Every time she posts, I try to take the time to read it.  Good stuff.

Sweet potato recipes always catch my eye.  They’re delicious, and they’re good for you.  Sweet potatoes provide somewhere around 400% of your daily Vitamin A requirement.  Compared to white potatoes, they have more Vitamin C, fewer calories, more fiber, and fewer carbs. While they do have a bit more sugar, I believe the benefits outweigh the risks.

Ingredients
3-4 medium sweet potatoes (sometimes mislabeled as yams), peeled and cut into ½” thick circles (or semi-circles, if big around)  Optional: if using young tender sweet potatoes, just give them a wash and leave the skin on.
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
1.    Preheat oven to 350F. Melt coconut oil a small saucepan on the stove.
2.    Place sweet potatoes in a big bowl. Toss with coconut oil and nutmeg until evenly coated.
3.    Arrange yam slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with tin foil or a silicone liner.
4.    Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and turn each slice over.
5.    Bake another 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

Note: for a little extra sweetness, you may consider adding a hint of real maple syrup. I also added a little cinnamon as well.

These sweet potatoes are dangerously delicious.  They literally melted in my mouth.  Just a hint of crisp on the outside while keeping the middle soft.  They flavor is perfect.  They reminded me of Christmas or Thanksgiving.  Almost a pumpkin pie flavor.  Sweet potatoes, spices.  It’s a winning combination.  Best part is, there are only a couple of ingredients.  You probably already have them in your house already.

This would be a great recipe to add to any meal or for any snack.  It also makes a pretty great post workout addition.  Remember, since sweet potatoes do have all that extra sugar, they should be enjoyed sparingly.  Sad.  I think I could eat them 3 times a day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Recipes don’t always have to be fancy and complicated.  Sometimes simple is best.

Recipe HERE.

Happy Eating!

 

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