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Maple-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Author: Mary Cleaver

Photographer: Laurie Proffitt

Yield: 12 servings

In this roasted sweet potato recipe, a touch of lime, along with real maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon, adds Caribbean-style zest to balance the natural sweetness of the potatoes.


  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Zest of 3 limes


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, oil, salt, cinnamon and cayenne in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes and toss until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Sprinkle lime zest over the sweet potatoes and gently stir to distribute.

Recipe Nutrition

Per serving: 138 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrate; 5 g added sugars; 11 g total sugars; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 228 mg sodium; 452 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (355% daily value), Vitamin C (34% dv)

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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