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Heavenly Sweet Potatoes

Heavenly Sweet Potatoes

We use the lighter colored sweet potatoes. This dish is very simple but extremely delicious. The soft creaminess inside with the slightly caramelized crunch and nibbles of pecan bits creates a heavenly eating experience!!

13 cups sweet potatoes, cut in chunks
1/2 – 3/4  cup olive oil
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons coconut sugar*
1 cup pecans, chopped

  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and then across ¾  inch pieces . If they are really large then you can cut one more time lengthwise before cutting across (half moon or quarter moon shapes.)
  • Toss with olive oil, salt, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Place in sprayed Pyrex glass pan, 9×13 inch.
  • Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and toss with two wooden spoons. Add chopped pecans. Increase oven temperature to 425 (or 450 if your oven temperature tends to run a little cool.)
  • Bake another 30 to 45 minutes (you want the potatoes at this point to caramelize and get somewhat crunchy on the bottom.)
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly before eating.

Serves: 6

Total Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes

* Coconut sugar comes from the buds of coconut tree flowers. It is a natural sweetener that come from trees and are collected as sap — like North American maple syrup. The sap is then boiled in enormous vats to create either a sugar paste (sold in jars or tins) or rock-like chunks of sugar also known as “jaggery.” (Jaggery can be made from cane sugar as well – it just means the solid, rock-like form of sugar.) I use coconut sugar in my kitchen since it has a lower glycemic index then regular sugar. It comes in bags and looks like brown sugar but can also be found in the bulk section of many natural food stores.

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

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8:53PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Was just thinking of having sweet potatoes tonight, delightful!

4:43AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Well ,I think this dish will be a favourite among people with sweet tooth.
Sweet potatoes is already sweet itself

6:15AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Don't take common things like this easily since they too posses a value

3:48AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

It would be helpful, I think, to know how many calories are in this, and the other recipes on here. Is the sugar,( yes I know it's only 2 teaspoons,) vital to the success of this dish?

4:02PM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Sweet Potatoes are so Healthy Full of vitamins! Love them!

8:52PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

I can't get enough sweet potatoes ~ thanks for the yummy recipe!

3:58PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

this sounds delicious...and now I am hungry!!

2:23PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

I don't understand why anyone puts sweet goo on sweet potatoes. They are already sweet. The best way to eat them is baked, with a little butter and salt and pepper. On the other hand, there is nothing tastier than a piece of sweet potato pie.

12:51AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Oh yum wish I could have some right now......

10:02PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Sounds great, thanks.

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