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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you might be scrambling to figure out what dish you’re going to show up with this year. Instead of opting for the usual mashed potatoes or green bean casserole, try something new like this Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes and Apples recipe!

This healthy alternative side dish is incredibly easy to make and full of fall flavors like crisp apples, warm roasted sweet potatoes, and cinnamon spice. It’s so good that you can even serve it as a dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 35 minutes 

Total Time: 45 minutes 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (diced into 1” cubes)
  • 2 large green apples (diced into 1” cubes)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries (optional)
  • DIRECTIONS

    Step 1: Roast Sweet Potatoes Separately

    • Mix the sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt in a large bowl until evenly coated.

    • Bake sweet potatoes on a greased baking pan in a preheated oven (400 degree F).

    • Roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until sweet potatoes start to become golden-brown.

    Step 2: Mix Apples, Maple Syrup, and Cinnamon

    • While the sweet potatoes are baking, use another large bowl to combine the apples, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

    • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add the apple mixture to the sweet potatoes. Make sure to coat well and spread in an even layer so it browns nicely.

    Step 3: Bake Until Sweet Potatoes are Tender and Maple Syrup Has Caramelized

    • Bake the entire dish for another 20 minutes, stirring halfway through again.

    • Remove it from the oven and top with fresh cranberries or drizzle maple syrup for presentation.

    • Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Nutritional Facts

    Per serving: 126 calories, 2g fat, 25g carbohydrates, 1.2g protein, 9g sugar, 4g fiber.

    Tips

    Since sweet potatoes take longer to fully cook, it’s important to brown those first. It will also avoid them getting too soggy from the apple mixture.

    The skin is loaded with nutrients and adds excellent texture so we recommend not peeling the potatoes or apples.

    Make sure to serve immediately so this dish doesn’t lose its crispiness.

    From all of us at Whole Health, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure to check our blog for all the new recipes we will be sharing this holiday season.

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