Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

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Fall is here, meaning it’s time for all things orange: pumpkin, squash, and of course, sweet potatoes. And while pumpkin spice may steal the show this season, we think sweet potatoes are the real heroes of fall. Naturally sweet, these veggies make a healthy side taste like dessert. These Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes combine the best flavors fall has to offer, so if you’re looking for a side that will send everyone back for seconds this year, look no further. Warm roasted apples and cinnamon make this dish fragrant and flavorful, while sweet potatoes complete the hearty, home-cooked side dish. Meanwhile, a touch of pure maple syrup adds yet another classic fall flavor to this can’t-miss side. Pair it with a savory entree, like our Herb Rubbed Turkey, to really bring out the best in this dish. (Or go ahead and have some for dessert, we won’t tell!)

Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 126 | Total Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 31mg | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, diced medium
  • 2 large green apples (such as Granny Smith), diced medium
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, apples, cinnamon, and olive oil. Toss well to coat the apples and potatoes in the oil and cinnamon. Spread in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until apples and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and drizzle with maple syrup. Serve hot.

For more tastes-like-dessert sides, check out our (lightened up) Sweet Potato Casserole and Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes!

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4 Comments on "Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes"

  1. Jill  January 3, 2018

    Could you use any kind of apples for this? What about a maple syrup substitute?

    • Jennifer Hanford  January 4, 2018

      Hi, Jill. We recommend using Granny Smith apples for baking since they are sturdy and keep their shape along with adding delicious flavor to the recipe. Other options are Jonathan or Jonagold; Cortland; Braeburn; or Honeycrisp. Also, honey can be used as a substitute for maple syrup.

  2. Sandy  June 23, 2019

    Do you peel the apples and sweet potatoes?

    • Nichole Furlong  June 29, 2019

      Peels can stay on or off – which ever is your preference!


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