Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I can’t believe in all my years on this Earth, I haven’t had sweet potatoes as a side dish other than Thanksgiving! I have been missing out on all it’s sweet potato-y goodness!!!! And the smell……OMFREAKINGG, the smell in my kitchen was so delightful my husband and I were dancing around the stove with anticipation for these sweet little taters!

The butter-maple syrup combo obviously makes me think about waffles or pancakes, I can totally see myself making these for breakfast too!

My husband had a big mouthful of sweet potatoes while he said, “Mphememhff meofmfof phefffff” which translates into, “Make these again!”

Note, I had to cook the potatoes a LOT longer than the directions, but I think it’s because I had two large sweet potatoes instead of medium ones. I keep checking on them, in the oven, until they were tender, then I turned on the broiler.

If you’re Vegan, I’m sure subbing EVOO for the butter would be fine!

For strict Paleo Dieters, here is an excerpt from Kit’s website:

Full disclosure: the strictest Paleo followers don’t eat sweet potato or maple syrup. While others, like me, view these ingredients as somewhat of a Paleo grey area where these foods are ok once in a while.


  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter (I use grass-fed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • dash of Pepper


  1. Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes. Then slice into pieces between 1/4 and 1/8 of an inch thick.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss together. Then lay the sweet potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake the sweet potato slices for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and flip the sweet potato slices. Then return the sweet potatoes to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
  4. Finally, in order to brown the sweet potatoes, turn on the broiler. Watch closely because the potatoes will brown quickly. It will take about 3-5 minutes. Flip the potatoes to brown the other side. Once both sides of the potatoes have browned, remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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