Simple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

September 24, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

These simple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples are the perfect fall side dish. You only need 4 ingredients to make this healthy and naturally sweet recipe.

Roasted sweet potatoes and apples in a white bowl.

My son’s favorite food is cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and apples.

Or as he liked to call it “sweet ah-tatos.”

Since fresh fruits are hard to come by in the fall and winter, this is a tasty alternative that’s still super healthy since it doesn’t call for any added sugar.

I came up with this side dish on a whim, and now it’s one of my family’s favorites; it’s even perfect for babies since the pieces are soft and bite sized!

I guarantee it will become one of your family’s fall favorites too.

Ingredients

3 medium-sized sweet potatoes

2 apples

Olive oil

Cinnamon

How to make Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Chopped sweet potatoes and apples on a sheet pan.

CUT: Wash, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes into even-sized cubes.

COAT: Add the sweet potato cubes to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and toss to coat.

ARRANGE: Arrange the sweet potato cubes on a sheet tray and bake for 30 minutes at 425ยบ. Stir once after 15 minutes.

CUT: While the sweet potatoes are roasting, wash and cut the apples into even-sized cubes. Add the cubes to the mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil and cinnamon. Toss to coat.

ROAST: After the sweet potatoes have roasted for 30 minutes, add the apples to the pan, making sure to keep the pieces in a single layer. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

Oven roasted sweet potatoes on a sheet pan.

Sweet potatoes are really tough to cut. I don’t know how they make it look so easy in all of the cooking videos. Maybe it’s my knives…

Regardless, if you’re having a difficult time slicing through the potatoes, I like to peel them, poke them a few times with a fork, and add them to a microwave-safe dish with a little water in the bottom. I’ll cook them for 3 minutes on high and let them cool before slicing them.

Cooking them in the microwave for a few minutes softens them up so they are much easier to cut through.

The easiest way to cut the apples is to use a metal apple cutter and then cube the slices.

I usually use Gala or Fuji apples in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite!

I don’t have exact measurements for the olive oil and the cinnamon because I add enough until it “looks good”. I know that’s not a technical method, but sometimes when you’re cooking, you have to taste and evaluate as you go, so just add enough olive oil and cinnamon until all of the cubes are evenly coated.

The roasting time may vary with the number of sweet potatoes and apples you use as well as your oven, so be sure to check how soft the pieces are when you stir them and adjust the amount of time in the oven if necessary.

Perfect Pairings

Sweet potatoes and apples ready to serve.

I love to serve roasted sweet potatoes and apples with jambalaya and cornbread.

If you’re looking for other fall recipes ideas check out:

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Oven roasted sweet potatoes on a sheet pan.

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples is perfect for fall. You only need 4 ingredients to make this healthy and naturally sweet recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 apples
  • Olive oil
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes into even-sized cubes.
  2. Add the sweet potato cubes to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and toss to coat.
  3. Arrange the sweet potato cubes on a sheet tray and bake for 30 minutes at 425º. Stir once after 15 minutes.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, wash and cut the apples into even-sized cubes. Add the cubes to the mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil and cinnamon. Toss to coat.
  5. After the sweet potatoes have roasted for 30 minutes, add the apples to the pan, making sure to keep the pieces in a single layer. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

Notes

The roasting time may vary with the number of sweet potatoes and apples you use as well as your oven, so be sure to check how soft the pieces are when you stir them and adjust the amount of time in the oven if necessary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
Try this healthy oven roasted sweet potatoes and apples recipe, perfect for fall!

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