A Thanksgiving and/or fall and/or winter side dish that’s roasty, toasty, crunchy, and perfectly sweet!
If you’re a sweet potato fan, you must put this recipe on your to-make list this season.
I always have a couple of sweet potatoes in my pantry. Always. They’re one of my favorite starchy meal add-ins, and I especially love them when they’re roasted.
They have such an incredible natural sweetness that’s accentuated when roasted slow in the oven.
And now that the temperatures are dipping (finally!), it’s time for my oven to do some heavy-lifting in the meal department.
While this recipe offers the coziest of vibes, it’s extremely simple and straightforward.
You’ll tossed some cubed sweet potatoes with maple syrup, oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. The potatoes never get too sweet, even with the addition of maple syrup, because the small amount of apple cider vinegar is there to tame the flavors a bit. Then you’ll simply roast the potatoes, covered, at 400 degrees F.
I like popping the top off for the last five minutes of roasting to develop some extra caramelization and flavor, but it should take about 30 minutes for your potato cubes to become soft and tender.
And since they’re nice and soft after roasting, I like to top them with something crunchy. Enter: granola!
I’ve been having a true moment with granola, and I love the crisp, nutty bite it gives this final dish! I used a maple-flavored version, but a cinnamon one would be great as well. Anything with seeds and/or nuts is a plus because they bring even more texture to the party.
And that’s that! A very simple, highly delicious side dish for your this-time-of-year needs.
I hope you love it as much as I do!Print
Vegan Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Granola
An easy Thanksgiving side dish that’s totally vegan and only requires 7 ingredients! Full of texture, not too sweet, and a big crowd-pleaser.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Roast
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into ~1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- salt + pepper, to taste
- a few handfuls of granola (maple-flavored or otherwise!)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine your sweet potatoes, maple syrup, oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix to coat, then dump all of the contents onto your prepared baking sheet, spreading into an even layer.
- Cover tightly with aluminum foil, then bake for 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove the potatoes from the oven, uncover, and toss with a spatula.
- Return to an even layer, cover, and bake again for an additional 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove the cover and bake for another 5 minutes, or until done to your liking. At this point, your potatoes should be soft and slightly caramelized. The maple syrup burns quickly when the potatoes are uncovered, be vigilant!
- Carefully remove the pan from the oven, and scoop your potatoes (and any liquid) into your serving plate/platter/bowl. Top with lots of granola, and serve with additional granola on the side!
Adapted from Eating Well.
Keywords: maple sweet potatoes, easy roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes for thanksgiving, vegan thanksgiving recipe
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