Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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.

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!

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

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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

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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25 Responses to “Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Jocelyn@ BruCrew Life November 11, 2013 @ 5:42 am (#
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    I love sweet potatoes…usually with brown sugar and marshmallows though. My hubby has been cooking all this healthy food for us lately, and sweet potatoes has been one of the things I enjoy. Maybe I can convince him to use some honey next time :-) They look great!

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  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker November 11, 2013 @ 5:54 am (#
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    Yes I love honey and sweet pototoes I made bagels and ice cream from them just this past month!
    I always have this on my Christmas, and I always make double for sweet picking afterwards.

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  3. Tieghan November 11, 2013 @ 7:47 am (#
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    These look so good! I love the combo of sweet potatoes, honey and cinnamon!

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  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 11, 2013 @ 8:00 am (#
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    I loooove me some sweet potatoes! These sound perfect!

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  5. Erin | The Law Student's Wife November 11, 2013 @ 8:34 am (#
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    Sweet potatoes are one of my all time faves–probably b/c they DO taste like dessert. Day of Thanksgiving morning? You bet I’m digging into the leftovers for breakfast!

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  6. Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 11, 2013 @ 9:43 am (#
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    I can’t believe that some people don’t like sweet potatoes. Um, like my husband. Well, I love them. And these look rockin’!

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  7. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen November 11, 2013 @ 12:12 pm (#
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    He doesn’t like sweet potatoes???!?!?! Even those sweet potatoes?! I’ll happily come over for dinner and eat his portion :)

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  8. Shawn @ IWYD November 11, 2013 @ 3:02 pm (#
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    I love roasted sweet potatoes! What a fun twist to add some honey and cinnamon! :)

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  9. Joanne November 11, 2013 @ 4:47 pm (#
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    I definitely sometimes get giddy when the.boy says he doesn’t like something so that I get to eat more of it. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) he would love these! As would I.

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  10. Liz November 11, 2013 @ 4:51 pm (#
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    I usually roast whole sweet potatoes , sprayed with Pam and individually wrapped in Parchment Paper . Then I cut into the potato horizontally several times , spray with butter and top with brown sugar and cinnamon . Very easy and so good .

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  11. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff November 11, 2013 @ 5:58 pm (#
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    I have two sweet potatoes in the veggie bin right now … guess what’s for dinner tonight! Thank you for the recipe :)

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  12. Aimee @ See Aimee Cook November 11, 2013 @ 8:00 pm (#
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    These would be perfect as part of a Thanksgiving spread! I love all things roasted – so easy and flavorful! :)

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  13. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 11, 2013 @ 9:59 pm (#
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    I would probably eat these as a snack! How delicious would that be? Yum!

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  14. Jennie @themessybakerblog November 12, 2013 @ 7:47 am (#
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    Dessert veggies–I like the way you think. These look wonderful. You can’t go wrong coating something in honey and cinnamon. You just can’t. Pinned.

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  15. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet November 12, 2013 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    I roast sweet potatoes all of the time but never thought to add more than olive oil and salt to them! This looks fantastic!

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  16. Lauren November 12, 2013 @ 4:34 pm (#
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    I love these!! Gonna give these a whirl on my husband, see if he can *semi* like sweet potatoes! Lol!

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  17. Sue - my cooking pots November 12, 2013 @ 4:45 pm (#
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    These sweet potatoes look and sound delicious. I love sweet potatoes and can’t understand why others don’t!! But guess we don’t all have the same taste which is probably a good thing!

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  18. @Simple Green Moms November 13, 2013 @ 10:22 am (#
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    Love delicious ways to sneak in veggies! These are such a great idea =)

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  19. Jordan November 14, 2013 @ 9:17 am (#
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    I am on a HUGE sweet potato kick right now. Not kidding you, I have eaten one everyday for a solid week. Growing up we never ate sweet potatoes, so it wasn’t until this fall (gasp) that I tried one. Hello!!!! Where have you been my entire 33 years of life? I am making up for lost time now. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Jordan,

    I had my first one just a couple of years ago, so I’m making up for lost time too! :)

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  20. Crista December 8, 2013 @ 7:56 am (#
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    OMG I LOVE this recipe!! Gonna.

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  21. Jess December 10, 2013 @ 4:47 pm (#
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    I have these in the oven right now and they smell soo good! I hated sweat potatoes growing up but looove them now!

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  22. PC December 25, 2013 @ 8:10 pm (#
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    I just made these as a side for Christmas dinner and they were a hit. I usually don’t put anything on sweet potatoes since I think they taste great alone, but this was great. I added rosemary to the dish and everyone loved it, even the kids who said they didn’t like sweet potatoes :)

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  23. BAC January 10, 2014 @ 8:26 pm (#
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    I just made these tonight and everyone loved them! I didn’t have honey on hand, so I just swapped that out for some agave nectar, overall a super simple and delicious recipe!

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    Karly Reply:

    @BAC,

    So glad to hear you enjoyed them!

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