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March 8, 2021

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes are sweet with a kick of spice and a pop of freshness. They are the perfect plant-based side dish!

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are the best! They are so versatile. I have so many incredible recipes from fries to soup to brownies that use the amazing sweet potato.

This recipe makes sweet potatoes the star and enhances their sweet flavor with a date glaze. Add a pop of spice with cayenne and you've got that delicious sweet and spicy flavor profile. Finally, stir in some fresh cilantro for some color and brightness. So good!

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Perfect side dish — this recipe is a perfect flavorful accompaniment to any vegetable and protein combo
  • Easy — this recipe is very simple and requires minimal active time

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes: I used regular sweet potatoes for this dish, but I think this recipe would taste amazing with Japanese sweet potatoes too!
  • Vegetable Stock: I used vegetable stock in place of oil in all my cooking. It adds moisture so the potatoes won't stick to the pan.
  • Date Syrup: Date syrup is just blended dates. It's a sticky paste that's made entirely from fruit! If you don't have date syrup, you can use maple syrup, but the potatoes won't end up with that thick glaze.  
  • Spices: Cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Using fresh cilantro is key here - you want to be able to add that beautiful burst of freshness to the dish.

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

How to make Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 2. Chop the sweet potatoes into cubes, approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place in a large bowl.

Step 3. In a small bowl, mix the vegetable broth, date syrup, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper.

Step 4. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and stir to coat.

Step 5. Arrange the sweet potatoes in one layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake another 10-20 minutes, until the potatoes are starting to brown.

Step 6. Remove from the oven. Place the potatoes back in the large bowl and stir in the chopped cilantro. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for these delicious potatoes. We are grateful that you provide for us. Amen.

Related Recipes

Where do I begin? I have tons of savory sweet potato recipes like sweet potato fries, tempeh stuffed sweet potatoes, and balsamic roasted cauliflower and sweet potato.

I also have so many sweet potato dessert recipes including brownies, bourbon brownies, and muffins! Search for sweet potato in the search box below to find all my tasty recipes (there are SO many).

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Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Date-Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes are sweet with a kick of spice and a pop of freshness. They are the perfect plant-based side dish!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

10

min

cook:

30

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Date Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup Choppped Fresh Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Chop the sweet potatoes into cubes, approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the vegetable broth, date syrup, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and stir to coat.
  5. Arrange the sweet potatoes in one layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake another 10-20 minutes, until the potatoes are starting to brown.
  6. Remove from the oven. Place the potatoes back in the large bowl and stir in the chopped cilantro. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography