Vegan Baked Candied Yams
1 Hour 5 Minutes
4 medium sweet potatoes
1/4 cup non-dairy butter
1/4 cup organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Photo and recipe are courtesy of Healthier Steps
Preheat oven 375 F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into slices about 1/4 inch rounds. Arrange the slices into a lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, sugar, ginger, and orange zest, stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Pour syrup over sweet potatoes evenly, cover with parchment paper, then foil paper and bake for 45 minutes, basting with the syrup at least once. Remove foil, baste with syrup and allow to bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
PS. Highly recommend that you double the sauce because it is so delicious!
Use a little cinnamon and nutmeg for the holiday flavors but you can adjust. Omit or substitute with your own blend (ground cardamom plus coriander is a great cinnamon substitute).