I am a big fan of sweet potatoes and have recently discovered a delicious way to make them that works great with breakfast or as a snack. These are pretty simple, but it’s a good way to mix up my sweet potato routine and makes for a little bit of a sweeter treat.
This recipe can vary depending on the size of your sweet potato(es), how much cinnamon you want to use and how you want to cook them. If your sweet potato is larger, you might only want one, but if they’re smaller (like mine) you could use two. For the cinnamon, I recommend up to 1 teaspoon, but I only used a little more than 1/2 teaspoon. This is up to you, so just add it in a dash a time, mix it up, then decide if you want more or not. Lastly, I have given an option to either bake these in the oven or use an air fryer. It is quicker to air fry, but either way they turn out great, so you can use what you have and is easiest for you!
- Sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense, offering antioxidants like vitamin A and C, potassium, fiber and more- they’re so much more than just another starch!
- Almond butter is a great source of healthy fats, protein, fiber and compared to peanut butter it contains more vitamins and minerals. Remember to read the ingredients though and get natural almond butter made without palm oils and sugar for the healthiest and most nutritious option.
- Though 100% pure maple syrup is obviously high in sugar, it still contains some vitamins and minerals, like manganese and zinc.
- Cinnamon also provides health benefits, as it is spice that is packed with antioxidants, works to support metabolism and can act as an anti-inflammatory.
Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter
This is a simple, delicious and sweet way to make sweet potatoes that can be eaten with breakfast, as a snack or even as dessert!
- 1 larger or 2 smaller sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- salt and/or cinnamon to taste
- Chop sweet potatoes into cubes and add to a small bowl.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and toss. Add cinnamon a dash at a time, mix together, then add more as desired.
- For Oven: Pour onto nonstick pan and bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway.
- For Air Fryer: Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes, tossing halfway.
- Once sweet potatoes are cooked, drizzle with warm almond butter. Sprinkle with salt or a dash of cinnamon if desired and dig in!
If you’re a fan of sweet potatoes like me, you need to try these ASAP! I promise it’s an amazing combo!!