Cinnamon Honey Sweet Potatoes
If you were around last year for my rant on topping sweet potatoes with marshmallows on Thanksgiving, you’d know that I absolute hate when people add unnecessary sugar to sweet potatoes. I mean, HATE it. Sweet potatoes are inherently, well, sweet and marshmallows have nothing to offer to enhance their character. I’m one of those people who’s perfectly fine roasting a foil-covered sweet potato in the oven (sans any additional ingredients) and when it’s done, ripping it open to enjoy all its juicy sweet goodness. But, sometimes you need to switch it up a little and that’s what I did last night.
By now you might be thinking to yourself “Hmm…so it’s not ok to add marshmallows or ‘sugar’ to your sweet potatoes but you can add this other stuff you’re about to mention?” And the answer is yes. Last night I topped my sweet potatoes with some cinnamon, ginger, orange juice and honey, all flavors that I thoroughly enjoy and thought would bring out a new flavor in my sweet potatoes. I fell in love with this recipe because I couldn’t have come up with a better ingredient combination myself.
Of course, it was easy too…
First, peel and chop your sweet potatoes.
Now, arrange them in a lightly greased dish.
If using fresh ginger, chop, peel and grate it so you have a teaspoonful to sprinkle over your sweet potatoes.
Sprinkle cinnamon on your sweet potatoes (I think I used it a bit too much…oops).
Next, add your honey…
…and lastly, your orange juice.
Voila! Stick them in your preheated 350-degree oven for 50-60 minutes and you’re set.
Overall, I think I added too much cinnamon and not enough honey and orange juice. I was hoping to get more of a gooey glaze at the bottom but there wasn’t enough liquid to go around. The recipe for 5 potatoes (I was only using 2) definitely didn’t have enough of each ingredient for all of those potatoes!
I’m submitting these to this month’s Potato Ho Roundup (a little event for all us potato lovers created by Cathy and Krysta). The October roundup is being hosted by….me! Tune in shortly for the roundup!
These fat-free potatoes are flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and more for a real sweet treat. I would use more honey and orange juice than stated in the recipe if you want a real glaze.
5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tbsp. orange juice
1/4 cup honey
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with nonfat cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in bottom of dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger, orange juice and honey. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes until potatoes are soft and tender.