Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

By Alexandra Caspero on November 27, 2012

Sweet potatoes, combined with a buttery maple sauce, are one of my favorite side dishes. I could eat these sweet little gems every day and not get tired of them. Sweet potatoes are chock- full of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. With only 100 calories per baked cup, it’s like enjoying dessert with health benefits!

Maple Roasted Sweet-Potatoes


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter (Earth Balance)
  • salt/freshly cracked-pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small microwavable bowl, combine butter & maple syrup. Microwave until butter is melted, stir together and add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss with chopped sweet potatoes. Arrange potatoes in an even layer in a 9X13″ baking dish.

Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover, and continue to cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and golden brown, 45 minutes more.

Leftovers? Toss with cooked quinoa, spinach, and lemon juice!

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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