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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side dish that combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the warm richness of maple syrup and the aromatic spice of cinnamon. This dish is a wonderful blend of flavours that enhance the sweet potatoes' creamy texture, resulting in a comforting and festive side perfect for any occasion. Whether served alongside your favourite protein or as part of a holiday spread, these roasted sweet potatoes are sure to be a hit with their caramelised edges and tender interior.

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preparation Time and Servings:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

  • Total Time: 35-40 minutes

  • Servings: 4 people

Ingredients List:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Optional: A pinch of nutmeg for extra warmth

Equipment Needed:

  • Large baking sheet

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring spoons

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

  2. Season Sweet Potatoes: In a large mixing bowl, toss the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and nutmeg (if using). Ensure each piece is well coated with the mixture.

  3. Arrange for Roasting: Spread the seasoned sweet potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Avoid overcrowding to ensure they roast evenly and get caramelised edges.

  4. Roast: Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the edges are caramelised. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the sweet potatoes to ensure even roasting.

  5. Serve: Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before transferring to a serving dish. Serve warm.

Suggested Side Dishes:

  • Roasted chicken or turkey

  • A simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing

  • Steamed green beans or asparagus

Common Mistakes/Points of Care:

  • Cutting Uniform Pieces: Ensure the sweet potatoes are cut into uniform pieces for even cooking.

  • Avoid Overcrowding: Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer to promote even roasting and caramelisation.

  • Monitoring Oven: Ovens can vary, so keep an eye on the sweet potatoes towards the end of the cooking time to prevent burning.

Nutritional Values (per serving):

  • Calories: 220 kcal

  • Protein: 2g

  • Carbohydrates: 41g

  • Fat: 5g

  • Saturated Fat: 1g

  • Sodium: 300mg

  • Fiber: 5g

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