The Best Sweet Potatoes Ever. Period.


You know what's an amazing thing? Maple syrup. Yes. Oh how I love it on my pancakes, and I might also dip my bacon in it. Hello, who doesn't?? But, have you added it to sweet potatoes? I'm sure you all have, and clearly I'm late to the game...but if you haven''s go time!

The truth of the matter is that it's actually a recipe from a friend's brother and since he could not be in attendance at our annual Friendsgiving Feast, I volunteered to whip up the creation (actually Matt did, but let's be real here. He was volunteering that I make it). Anyway. Super easy. Super delish. Super worth it.

6 sweet potatoes (or Yams)
1.5 cup of chopped pecans
4 tablespoons of butter 
1/4-1/2 cup of maple syrup (I have no idea how much I added, but I'm guessing it was about this amount)
A generous sprinkling of cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Boil sweet potatoes (You can remove the skins before or after).
Once they are done, mash them and stir in 3 tablespoons of butter and the maple syrup.
Transfer potatoes to baking dish.
Dust with cinnamon.

Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in the microwave. Combine pecans, butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in a bowl and stir. Pour over the top of the potatoes and heat for 25 minutes.

And enjoy!

Photos: Short Sweet Blog


Stephanie said...

*wipes drool from chin and keyboard* this recipe ... omg. I need it right now.

17 Perth said...

Um. I want this right now. lol. And sweet potatoes are good for you while you are pregnant right? haha. I think I *need* to do a test run before thanksgiving!

Kim Alston said...

i love sweet potatoes! this looks soooo good. delicious :D

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Oh my... you had me at sweet potatoes!

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Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Now I know what I'm bringing to Thanksgiving dinner!

Alison Dulaney said...

This looks unbelievable! My stomach is growling now!

Leslie said...

That looks amazing! Sweet potato casserole is my favorite.

Jillian Manesh said...

ill admit it im not a huge sweet potato fan BUT you've got me wanting to try this recipe! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Lily Lemontree said...

You had me at 'maple syrup'! This looks scrumptious, a definite must-try!

Alex Hubbard said...

That sounds sooooo good! Maybe I'll make this for Thanksgiving this year :)

Maya McDonald said...

I'm sold! Those look amazing....and who doesn't love pecans with, well, everything?

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

oh yeay!! I'm starting to decide what to make for Thanksgiving....I have signature dishes but then like to try a few new things! This looks amazing!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

Ooh, this is so perf for Thanksgiving!!