Date Candied Sweet Potatoes

Presenting my Date Candied Sweet Potatoes, sweetened to perfection with all-natural date sugar and date syrup.

Hiii, fellow foodies! Today, I’m excited to share a scrumptious recipe that’s not only a treat for the taste buds but also a mindful choice for those watching their sugar intake like me while on the final days of the Daniel Fast. Presenting my Date Candied Sweet Potatoes, sweetened to perfection with all-natural date sugar and date syrup.

Sweet Simplicity in Every Bite

There’s something truly magical about the combination of oven-roasted sweet potatoes and the natural sweetness of dates. It’s a match made in heaven! This recipe takes the classic candied sweet potatoes to a whole new level by using wholesome and unrefined date-based sweeteners. Be sure to find date sugar and date syrup that uses one ingredient…dates!

The Sweet Power of Dates

Why choose dates, you might ask? Well, dates are not only nature’s candy, but they also bring a rich, caramel-like sweetness to the dish. Date sugar, made from finely ground dried dates, adds a subtle sweetness with a hint of molasses, while date syrup brings a luscious, liquid gold consistency that coats the sweet potatoes beautifully.

Oven Roasted Perfection

The secret to achieving the perfect candied sweet potatoes lies in the roasting process. Preheat your oven to 400 (I know that’s hottt, but trust the process), put the sweet potato halves flesh side down on a mixture of date sugar and syrup, and let the magic happen. The oven works its wonders, caramelizing the edges and creating a heavenly blend of sweet and savory flavors. The sweet potatoes cook up so tender and they have a candied date topping that’s incredible!

Ready in Just an Hour

In our fast-paced lives, finding quick and delicious recipes is a game-changer. These candied sweet potatoes are ready to grace your table in just an hour. It’s the perfect side dish for a cozy dinner or a delightful addition to any family spread.

Mindful Indulgence

What sets this recipe apart is its commitment to mindful indulgence. By opting for natural date sweeteners, you can enjoy the sweetness without compromising on your health goals. It’s a guilt-free pleasure for those who want to savor the goodness of sweet potatoes while being conscious of their sugar consumption.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Candied Date Sweet Potatoes

Candied Date Sweet Potatoes

Presenting my Date Candied Sweet Potatoes, sweetened to perfection with all-natural date sugar and date syrup.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, sliced in half length wise
  • 1/2 cup date sugar
  • 1/4 cup date syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for the skin
  • Kosher salt to taste for the skin
  • Optional: Chopped pecans or walnuts and cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Wash sweet potatoes, pat dry with paper towels and slice in half length wise
  3. On a sheet tray top with parchment, add date sugar and top with date syrup then place sweet potatoes flesh side down on top of the mixture
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until the edges are caramelized, and the sweet potatoes are fork tender
  5. Optional: Sprinkle with cinnamon, chopped pecans or walnuts over the top during the last 10 minutes of baking for an extra crunch.
  6. Remove from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve!

Recipe: Oven Roasted Candied Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, sliced in half length wise
  • 1/2 cup date sugar
  • 1/4 cup date syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for the skin
  • Kosher salt to taste for the skin

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Wash sweet potatoes, pat dry with paper towels and slice in half length wise
  3. On a sheet tray top with parchment, add date sugar and top with date syrup then place sweet potatoes flesh side down on top of the mixture
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until the edges are caramelized, and the sweet potatoes are fork tender
  5. Optional: Sprinkle with cinnamon, chopped pecans or walnuts over the top during the last 10 minutes of baking for an extra crunch.
  6. Remove from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve!

Enjoy these delectable Oven Roasted Candied Date Sweet Potatoes, and let the natural sweetness of dates elevate your dining experience. It’s a delightful way to indulge in the flavors of the season while being kind to your taste buds and your health.

Happy cooking, and may your kitchen be filled with the warmth of these sweet delights! 🍠✨

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