Lemon and Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes



  • Prep Time


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  • Total Time

    1hr 5min

  • Servings


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  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cups apple juice
  • 1/3 Cup agave nectar
  • 1 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one half lemon


Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

  • Cover sweet potatoes with cold water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow potatoes to simmer until just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

  • Drain sweet potatoes and set aside, allowing to cool. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices and lay them in a large baking dish (or a few smaller dishes) coated with cooking spray. Do not overlap potatoes.

Step 4

  • Meanwhile, combine apple juice, agave nectar, nutmeg, cinnamon, zest and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for about 8 minutes, whisking often.

Step 5

  • Add in olive oil and lemon juice and stir until sauce becomes a thick syrup. Pour the warm syrup over the sweet potatoes and place baking dish in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately, enjoy!