Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - perfect for #Thanksgiving!

These roasted sweet potatoes are tossed in cinnamon and honey for an easy fall side dish that’s full of flavor.

honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes recipe

My husband was out of town last week so we basically ate pizza, McDonalds, and cold sandwiches alllllll week long. It was delicious and gross all at the same time.

The minute he came home I was back to serving real food with actual vegetables. I’m not sure why, because the man doesn’t really like vegetables. He’s basically an overgrown child when it comes to dinner time. He wants meat and potatoes and cheese and more meat and maybe a side of corn. In the last couple of years I’ve convinced him that broccoli is his favorite veggie and he eats that regularly. Other veggies? Not so much.

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - an easy side dish perfect for Fall!

I don’t even know how a person can not like sweet potatoes.  I mean, they taste like dessert. Especially since I’ve tossed them in honey and cinnamon. They aren’t overly sweet and they work perfectly as a side dish, but still. I think of sweet potatoes (and carrots!) as dessert vegetables.

I used this organic raw honey from Amazon. Have you tried raw honey yet? It’s NOTHING like the processed stuff you’re buying at the grocery store. It’s thick and creamy, almost like butter. I sometimes eat it with a spoon.

So, like I was saying, my husband hated these which meant that I only had to share with the kids. Sometimes I don’t even care that he’s not eating anything healthy because it means more sweet potatoes for me!

These make a great side dish at Thanksgiving, right along side my favorite sausage dressing  and the creamiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever eat. 

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - an easy side dish perfect for Fall!

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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the honey, olive oil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Add the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
Dump potatoes onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

adapted from Tyler Florence>

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