Ready to learn how to make the most perfect roasted sweet potatoes? These based sweet potato slices and cubes are perfect for brightening up a variety of different meals throughout the week. Throw them atop a sandwich with some grilled tofu and avocado, add them to a rice and chickpea bowl, or blend into a delicious fall soup!
- 1 lb (2 medium-sized) sweet potatoes, chopped into ½ inch thick chunks
- 2 tablespoons of refined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoons of maple syrup (I use Grade A Dark)
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425º F (218º C).
- In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and black pepper. You may need to melt your coconut if it’s solid!
- Put chopped or sliced sweet potatoes into a large bowl and toss around until well-coated with mixture.
- Transfer coated sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly.
- Put potatoes into the oven for 30-35 minutes, turning over at the halfway mark with tongs or a spatula.
- Once the potatoes are finished, remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
- For smaller parts at the ends of the sweet potato, feel free to not chop the pieces in half at all if they seem like they may burn too easily.
- I use a stainless steel baking sheet without parchment paper. You’re welcome to use parchment paper if you’d like but I’ve never used it while roasting these sweet potatoes.
- If you don’t have refined coconut oil on-hand, you could try this recipe with either sunflower or avocado oil instead but I have only made these potatoes using coconut oil! Olive oil could also potentially work but it could affect the flavor of the sweet potatoes since olive oil is not a neutral cooking oil. Virgin coconut oil is not recommended due to its lower smoking point of 350º F (177º C).
- Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of spices to your liking as these potatoes are lightly spiced! I would not recommend decreasing the amount of oil or maple syrup used though you’re welcome to increase as you’d like!
Keywords: gluten-free, potatoes, roasted, fall, dairy-free