CINNAMON PECAN SWEET POTATO ROUNDS




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Last summer I started thinking about how I could capture the flavor of a sweet potato casserole without using any sugar. My first stab at it was these Cinnamon Raisin Diced Sweet Potatoes.  They’re super simple and light. Ultimately I wanted to capture the sticky richness of that casserole though so I kept testing and tweaking until I landed here. Enter Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potato Rounds.

Good golly, these things are heaven.
Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potato Rounds are a naturally sweet and very rich side dish. They taste a lot like a sweet potato casserole!

Ingredients
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 sweet potatoes medium
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • Cinnamon Pecan Crust
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tbsp ghee or butter if not Whole30
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: shredded coconut for topping


Instructions
  1. Sweet Potatoes
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Slice your sweet potatoes into rounds. Discard the ends of the potato.
  4. Lay sweet potato rounds in a single layer on a large baking sheet. 
  5. Melt coconut oil in the microwave or on stove top. Drizzle melted oil over potato rounds. Flip rounds to ensure each potato is well oiled.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip potatoes. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven to add crust.
  7. Cinnamon Pecan Crust
  8. Melt ghee in the microwave or on stove top. Stir in cinnamon. Stir in chopped pecans. (If you bought your pecans already chopped you may want to chop them again so you have no large pieces. The smaller the are they better they will combine.) You should now have what looks like a cinnamon pecan paste.
  9. Place a dollop of the cinnamon pecan mixture on each potato round and spread to cover the top of the round.
  10. Place potatoes back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to warm the crust up.
  11. Remove from oven and use a spatula to remove each round from the baking sheet. (They'll start to stick if you don't remove them right away.) 
  12. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top. (Make sure it's unsweetened if you're on Whole30.) Serve immediately.

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