Roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes are an easy, kid-friendly side dish!
We love us some ‘taters around here.
Strangely, I don’t really care for French fries. I haven’t had a fry in probably a decade. They just don’t call my name. I’d much rather have a baked potato or some roasted potatoes. Maybe I’m a potato purist. (Though my family might choose a term like health freak. 😜)
We eat potatoes in some none-fry form at least a couple of times a week in my house. And these roasted maple cinnamon sweet potatoes have quickly become a favorite, particularly with the kids.
Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, of course, but when you slice them and brush them with a little maple syrup, then sprinkle on some cinnamon and roast them? Oh my. Little candy nuggets! But wholesome ones.
And I find these sweet potato rounds are somehow more appealing to my kiddos – and easier for them to pick up as well. Plus, they take much less work than trying to dice them up or make wedges, so I’m good with that too.
You can certainly eat these maple cinnamon sweet potatoes with a knife and fork and be civilized about it, but honestly, we just use our hands.
I’ll thank my 2-year-old for showing us how to reconnect with our food on a more physical level. Shoot, on any level – he knows how to tackle some food with enthusiasm!
Try these out today to add them to your sweet potato side dish repertoire. Enjoy!
P.S. Like it spicy? Check out my spicy sweet potato rounds.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place sweet potato rounds on cookie sheet.
Brush the tops of the sweet potatoes generously with maple syrup, then sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. (I put the maple syrup in a little bowl then use a small pastry brush to brush it onto the sweet potatoes.)
Roast at 400 for 20 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!
You may not need to use all of the maple syrup or cinnamon. Just brush and sprinkle until you've covered each sweet potato round.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111 Total Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 2g