spiced sweeeeet potatoes

these spiced sweet potatoes are perfect for your Thanksgiving spread or for any other crisp autumn evening!


(photo and recipe adapted from Sprouted Kitchen)


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 2 Tbs melted butter
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs thyme
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lime zest & juice
  • salt & pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 425. Peel the sweet potatoes, chop into one inch cubes, and place in a large bowl. Add the drained chickpeas to the bowl.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the melted butter, honey, olive oil, thyme, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, lime zest & juice, and salt & pepper. Pour over the potatoes and chickpeas, and mix until evenly coated.

3. Spread the goods onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes, gently stirring halfway through for consistent browning.

4. Cool a bit before serving. Add more salt & pepper, to taste.

5. Enjoy!

the dish was absolutely beautiful and delicious, but a wee bit on the sweet side for me. while the potatoes were in oven, kevin actually thought i was baking a spiced cake…haha, that’s how sweet they smelled! i think next time i’ll cut back a bit on the honey and kick up the salt to try and get a better balance of sweet & salty. yum!

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