Super-Sweet Sweet Potatoes



2-3 sweet potatoes

½ cup water

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into large chunks.

  3. Arrange them in a single layer in a baking dish.

  4. Mix the water, syrup, spices and salt and pour over the potatoes.

  5. Cover the bake for 25 minutes – remove them from the oven, stir them and then continue baking for another 20 minutes. They should be very soft when done.


  • Add chopped nuts before baking, or roasted nuts after baking

  • Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg before serving

  • Add fresh grated or dried ginger before baking