Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes are perfectly sweet, spiced and caramelized! Cubed sweet potatoes are roasted until tender with warm cinnamon, pure maple syrup and nutty pecans. The result is an easy, healthy and delicious side dish for any occasion!
Whether it’s a side dish for the holiday table or for a weeknight meal, these Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes will become a family favorite! Deliciously gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
Why KJ Loves
Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
I love how warm and comforting these roasted sweet potatoes are! Plus, this recipe is naturally gluten and dairy free making them a scrumptious option that the whole family can enjoy!
Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potato Ingredients
4-5 sweet potatoes are needed for this recipe, depending on size. If you have larger sweet potatoes, start with 3-4 and see how much you get. Also, the choice is yours if you want peeled or un-peeled sweet potatoes! Personally, I prefer peeled sweet potatoes for this recipe.
Using coconut sugar for this recipe helps give the sweet potatoes an extra, natural boost of sweetness and depth of flavor. Brown sugar can also be used here instead!
Perfectly spiced and everything nice!
Pure maple syrup is needed here! Since this recipe is minimal ingredients, I highly recommend getting pure maple syrup for this recipe.
Buttery and nutty!
Sweet Potatoes or Yams?
Quite often, it comes down to, “Do I use sweet potatoes or yams?” Well, here’s the main differences!
Sweet potatoes and yams, albeit similar, are actually from different plant families! Yams have tougher skin, are starchier and less sweet than sweet potatoes. Yams are actually closer to a regular potato!
So, yes, they technically can be interchangeable, but the final product is going to be a bit different.
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep the sweet potatoes.
Peel and chop the sweet potatoes. Cut them all into similar size so that they cook evenly. I like to do 1-inch pieces!
Season the sweet potatoes.
Add the sweet potatoes to a baking dish and then add in all the seasonings and maple syrup. Toss to evenly coat.
Roast the sweet potatoes until tender and caramelized. Halfway through the roasting process, add the pecans in and toss to combine.
Serve and enjoy!
Roasted Sweet Potato FAQ’s
Do the sweet potatoes need to be peeled?
Peeled or un-peeled sweet potatoes work for this recipe! Whichever is your personal preference.
Can I make these maple pecan roasted sweet potatoes in advance?
Yes! This recipe can easily be reheated. I like to reheat mine under the broiler to keep them caramelized, but make sure to keep an eye on them to keep them from burning!
Can I use brown sugar instead of coconut sugar?
Yes! Using coconut sugar keeps this recipe refined sugar free. The same amount of brown sugar can be used instead if desired.
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