Candied Sweet Potatoes

Oh boy oh boy it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow!!! If you need another killer side in addition to cornbread stuffing, try out these candied sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are my spirit animal so it’s no surprise that the candied sweets are my favorite Thanksgiving treat. It’s like dessert that’s acceptable to eat at dinner. Who isn’t into that?

I must say that these don’t even touch my mom’s candied sweet potatoes, but I’ll keep trying until I get there. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a lovely holiday with your friends and family, and that you eat lots of delicious things. This year, I’m very grateful for this blog for motivating me to cook more and try new things. ❤

3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in a deep pan, either 9×13″ or 8″ square dish. In a mixing bowl, mix together orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut oil. Pour mixture over sweet potatoes and cover dish with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. At the halfway point, toss and redistribute liquid over the potatoes, and sprinkle with nuts. Then, bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

Serves 4

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