How many baked sweet potatoes can a person eat?! I know sweet potatoes are a healthier option and I love to feed them to my kids as part of a healthy eating plan, but we all get so bored with same old baked version. This Thanksgiving, I am switching it up and making this Cinnamon Sweet Potato Medallions recipe. They are easy to make, healthy, and have an added trick to get the kids to eat some too!
- sweet potatoes
- ground cinnamon
- cooking spray
- Ingredient amounts will vary based on the amount of sweet potatoes used
- Cover baking pan with foil (the non-stick foil works best!) and preheat oven to 350
- Wash sweet potatoes
- Cut into quarter inch slices and place in a single layer on baking pan
- Once all slices are placed, spray with a light coating of cooking spray then sprinkle with ground cinnamon
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
- If you are adding marshmallows- at the 20 minute cooking mark, carefully remove pan and add marshmallows to the top of sweet potato slices.
- Cook 5 additional minutes
- Allow to cool then drizzle with honey or sugar (optional)
This sweet potato medallions recipe can be an excellent healthy side dish. It can also be a great way to get the kids to eat sweet potatoes when you melt a marshmallow on top and add a little drizzle of honey. The first time I made these, my three year old ate at least three servings; she kept asking for more! I love tricks that allow me to get healthy foods into their diets in a recipe that they enjoy. Win-win!
Sweet potato side dish- done! Now I am ready to start on my Thanksgiving craft that I hope will become a precious new tradition: thankful tablecloth. You can read more here at Your Modern Family: LINK to start this tradition for yourself and watch your children’s little hands grow every year. A sweet potato side and a sweet tradition… looks like this is going to be a good year!
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