Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins

Applesauce and sweet potatoes are the perfect pairing. They offer a blend of the sweet and starchy. They meet the requirements of the Paleo lifestyle, since they are both grain and gluten free. And they just taste good together. Add some cinnamon spice and raisins and you’ve got a satisfying side dish for dinner or a flavorful afternoon snack. Throw in a couple fried eggs, and you’ve got a nice breakfast too.

Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins

Ever since we began a gluten-free diet several years ago for health reasons, we’ve been experimenting quite a bit with root vegetables. They taste good baked by themselves, but even better when you add a sweet fruit like apples, pears, or even berries. Sweet potatoes grow in the ground like white and red potatoes and come in a variety of colors – yellow, orange and red. They are sometimes confused with yams, but genuine yams come from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and are not traditionally cultivated in the United States. Grocery stores often label the orange variety as yams, when in reality, what you are buying is sweet potatoes.

There is no need to add sugar or honey to this recipe, since the applesauce and raisins compliment the already sweet nature of these potatoes.

Your family will be asking for seconds!

sweet potatoes whole

Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins

 Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of water

sweet potatoes uncooked in pan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in oven while preheating.
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into medium-sized cubes and put in 9 x 13 glass pan.
  4. Pour butter or coconut oil evenly over sweet potatoes.
  5. Spread applesauce over top of sweet potatoes.
  6. Scatter raisins throughout pan.
  7. Sprinkle cinnamon and salt evenly.
  8. Pour water into bottom of pan.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes until soft and tender.
  10. Serve hot with dinner or as an afternoon snack.
Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup of raisins
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of water
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in oven while preheating.
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into medium-sized cubes and put in 9 x 13 glass pan.
  4. Pour butter or coconut oil evenly over sweet potatoes.
  5. Spread applesauce over top of sweet potatoes.
  6. Scatter raisins throughout pan.
  7. Sprinkle cinnamon and salt evenly.
  8. Pour water into bottom of pan.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes until soft and tender.
  10. Serve hot with dinner or as an afternoon snack.

sweet potatoes cooked in bowl

Enjoy my Applesauce Sweet Potatoes!

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4 Responses to Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins

  1. I like how the dish is already sweetened with the applesauce and raisins!
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  2. Bea says:

    Oh yes, the sweetness coming from root vegetables when baked is amazing. Combining sweet potatoes with apple sauce and raisins sounds super yummy!
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  3. I’m sure this is delicious! I’ve been loving sweet potatoes since trying out the Paleo Diet. I’m pinning this to try! Thank you!
    Monica Louie recently posted…How We Cut Our Grocery Spending in HalfMy Profile

  4. Pech says:

    I’m not a big fan of raisins, but the rest of this dish sounds like a healthy sweet ending to a meal!
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