Roasted Cinnamon Almond Sweet Potatoes

cinnamon sweet potatoesDid I ever tell you that sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods? Any time, any place, cooked any way, I love sweet potatoes! An added bonus is that they are healthy for you too. This recipe for roasted cinnamon almond sweet potatoes combines the subtly sweet flavor of sweet potatoes with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg and a crunch of almonds. This reminds me more of a fall recipe; however, I love eating them year round. This sweet potato recipe is really easy to make (besides the chopping!) and uses a healthy helping of olive oil to coat. These make a great side dish if you are craving something a little sweet, but I sometimes make them just as a snack!

This week is my last week of school, probably ever! It still hasn’t hit me that finals are next week…Looks like it is going to be a busy (and painful) weekend with my lecture notes!! In fact, I am shutting off my internet after posting this to make sure I actually study today-don’t want to have to cram last minute. It is exciting that in one year from now I will be done with the program, and then who knows what is in store for me 🙂 As for this weekend, I see a huge batch of brownies in the near future…

See also: Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted Cinnamon Almond Sweet Potatoes
 
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Type: Side
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup NatureBox Cinnamon Spiced Almonds (www.naturebox.com)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes, then add them to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper and mix together well.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a baking tray in one single layer.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the potatoes.
  6. Use a spatula to flip the potatoes over, and sprinkle more cinnamon and nutmeg over the potatoes.
  7. Evenly toss the cinnamon spice almonds over the potatoes and place back in the oven.
  8. Bake for 10 more minutes.
  9. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 cups

     

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    21 comments

    1. john@kitchenriffs says:

      We love sweet potatoes too, and actually eat them for dessert sometimes (with a bit of added sweetener). These are really good – love the addition of cinnamon. Good luck with your finals! And congrats on making it through school. 😉

    2. Claire says:

      I love love love sweet potatoes! They are definitely one of my favorite foods. I love that you can easily serve them sweet or savory. So good! This recipe looks delicious, will definitely be trying soon. Good luck with finals 🙂

    3. Mariette's Back to Basics says:

      Dearest Kristianne,
      Hope your last weekend of studying will be a fruitful one for next week’s finals.
      Wishing you all the best and thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with your readers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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