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Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Nurtition, Exercise, and Weight

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Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.

This Recipe Is:
Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • 2 1/2   pounds
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 1/3   cup
    pure maple syrup
  • 2   tablespoons
    butter, melted
  • 1   tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 1/2   teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat.
  3. Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. 
  4. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50 minutes more.


Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Makes: 12 servings
  • Calories113
  • Fat2 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol5 mg
  • Carbohydrates23 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein1 g
  • Sodium149 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

Reviewed July 16, 2012

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