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Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes | www.thatwasvegan.com

I hope you’re not sick of sweet potatos yet, because I have another one for you: Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes! They’re easy yet fancy, and would make a perfect side dish for any holiday or family meal. Ooh, you should make these for Easter dinner! I don’t celebrate Easter. Growing up it was all about chocolate and jelly beans in my house, and then my mom would make ham for dinner. And since I didn’t even start liking chocolate (except white!) until I was in my 20’s, it really wasn’t my favorite holiday. Isn’t it weird that I didn’t like chocolate growing up? I also didn’t like salt… then one day, when I was 24 or 25, I started liking both. Is that normal? I’m going to just go ahead and assume it is. But enough about me, let’s focus on these:

Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes | www.thatwasvegan.com

Cinnamon and coconut are the secret ingredients here.  I also used coconut oil, which I usually only use when I make dog treats. But I figured since I was already putting shredded coconut in the dish, might as well go all in.

Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes | www.thatwasvegan.com

So go ahead and pin these, and put them on the menu for your next big dinner. And if you’re into sweet potatoes, check out some of my other yummy sweet tater recipes!

Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes | www.thatwasvegan.com  

 The recipe is a (slight) adaptation from Gena Hamshaw’s dish on Food52. When you’re mixing the potatoes with the coconut oil, add 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. When they’re done baking, give another couple shakes of cinnamon and top with 1/4 cup shredded coconut. Yay!

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  • Angie April 16, 2014, 8:40 am

    This sounds delicious! I love the sp + coconut combo.

  • Annie April 16, 2014, 2:07 pm

    I see coconut and I’m IN!

  • Robyn B | Modern Day Missus April 16, 2014, 10:34 pm

    If you were to ask me what my favourite smell is – I reckon there is nothing quite like the smell of sweet potato roasting in coconut oil. The aroma fills the house and smells divine!

  • Natalie Tamara September 17, 2014, 5:01 am

    Yum! I often roast sweet potato with cinnamon but adding coconut is on another level, I am definitely trying this!

    Just discovering your blog for the first time btw – you have so many tempting recipes. Looking forward to following you and reading more 🙂

    • Barb September 22, 2014, 8:59 am

      Welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

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