This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

I eat sweet potatoes in one form or another every single day. They are on my list of top 5 favorite foods, and I just can’t get enough of them!

These Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are one of the most delicious side dishes I have created to date! They have all the flavors of everyone’s favorite sweet potato casserole, but none of the mushy texture! Plus they are made with only 5 ingredients and are super healthy {we’re talking paleo vegan, and gluten, dairy & refined sugar free}!

This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

Are any of you serious texture people? I totally am. Yogurt without granola, get outta here. Mashed potatoes, no thanks. Jello of any kind, hard pass. I know it might seem weird, but I like to chew my solid foods. Not slurp them. 😉

Which is why, when I do take a scoop of sweet potato casserole at holiday celebrations I always make sure to fish out a large portion of the crispy topping….because I need some crispy crunchy goodness in every bite!

Well, if you’re like me and LOVE the flavor of sweet potato casserole but wish the texture was a little less….slurptastic, then these Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are for YOU! Sweet potatoes are coated in coconut oil, maple syrup sea salt and cinnamon and roasted to golden-brown perfection. This means that every single bite is bursting with crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside sweet potato deliciousness!

This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Method

These beauties are SO easy to make. It might seem like there are a lot of steps but really it’s all super straightforward!

Crisp the sweet potatoes. Roast the sweet potatoes with 2 TBS of coconut oil until they just start become golden-brown (about 15-20 minutes).  If the maple syrup is added in the beginning it will burn before the potatoes are fully cooked!

Add the syrup. Once the sweet potatoes are crisped, add the remaining 1 TBS of coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon and stir until everything is evenly distributed. Then bake until the syrup forms and nice coating on the potatoes and they are golden brown! Then serve immediately to enjoy the maximum crispy goodness!

This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Substitutions

This recipe only has 5 ingredients and tastes amazing as-is. But here are a few possible substitutions:

Coconut oil. Butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil, just be sure to make a choice that fits your dietary needs. I recommend one of these three for the flavor they impart. Olive oil still works and tastes yummy, but you use a little bit of the “wow” factor with it!

Pure Maple Syrup: Honey can be used in place of maple syrup if you don’t keep it on hand! However, I think it’s worth running to the store and buying a bottle to make this recipe!

This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease a large baking pan, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss cubed sweet potatoes with 2 TBS of melted coconut oil. Stir until coated.
  4. Add sea salt and stir until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 min.
  6. Stir and bake 10 more minutes or until some of the sweet potatoes are just starting to brown.
  7. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining 1 TBS coconut oil and 2 TBS maple syrup. Stir until the sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon and stir until it’s evenly distributed.
  9. Return to oven and bake 10-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are browned, stirring halfway
  10. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

*Melted butter can be used in place of coconut oil.

This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

#Eat Seasonal November

This recipe for Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoesis brought to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Head over to her blog to learn what’s in season {hello sweet potatoes}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in November from some seriously talented bloggers! Click check out the hashtag #eatseasonal for some serious fall cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Shredded Brussels Sprout Apple Salad by Mountain Mama Cooks

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes by JoyFoodSunshine

Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Pecans {with a gluten-free option} by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Sweet Potato, Kale & Lentil Meal Prep Salads by She Likes Food

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Savory Mushroom Gravy by Letty’s Kitchen

Roasted Delicata Squash with Pomegranate and Goat Cheese by Floating Kitchen

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Soup by Vintage Mixer

What is your favorite produce item that’s in season in November?! 

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This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes

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This Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe has only 5 ingredients! A perfect healthier holiday side dish that tastes like a crispy version of the beloved sweet potato casserole! #thanksgiving #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #sweetpotatoes