I served these Guiltless Harvest Sweet Potatoes with my practice round of turkey tonight, and they are now my favorite way to eat sweet potatoes! With the caramelized purple onions, the sweetness of the potatoes and cranberries, the tartness of the apples, and the crunchiness of the walnuts, the flavors are intensely good! You won’t miss those mushy, greasy, marshmallowy kind that most people eat on Thanksgiving at all!
Not only do these sweet potatoes taste better than the traditional kind, they are way healthier! Sweet potatoes, onions, apples, walnuts, and cranberries are packed with nutrients! Sweet potatoes have vitamin A and fiber, onions, cranberries, and apples bring lots of antioxidants to the table, and walnuts have healthy omega fats. If you leave the skin on the sweet potatoes it will add a nice texture and some extra fiber. Plus, it saves you some extra work!
Before we get to the recipe for Guiltless Harvest Sweet Potatoes I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes, if you haven’t done so already. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, Cut into Large Chunks
- 1 Large Red Onion, Halved and Cut into Thick Slices
- 2 Medium Granny Smith Apples, Cut into Thick Slices (8ths)
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1-2 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 13×9 baking dish with coconut oil, just like you would for a cake. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl, then transfer the mixture to your baking dish. Bake for about an hour, or until a fork pierces the potatoes easily. Check it after 45 minutes, because the time really depends on how small you chop the potatoes. Enjoy!
By the way, the link I gave you for the baking dish is for a beautiful enamel covered red cast iron one. I’m going to be so jealous if you have one of those! It’s pretty enough to serve your food in, even if your Thanksgiving is fancy!