So I'm totally hooked on sweet potatoes right now. I had them down at the Ranch for lunch, then took some extras with me back to the room and put them in the fridge. Late night I had them as a snack while they were still cold and they were so so good!
When I got home this week, of course I went straight to the store to buy some to cook at home. This was actually the first time I've ever cooked them by myself. So, I was totally confused on whether they had to be wrapped in foil to bake in the oven, but after a little internet research, I decided to forgo the foil and just throw them in there.
Turns out baking a sweet potato is super easy, so I'm going to hopefully make this recipe as simple as possible. Here goes...
- Olive oil or butter
- Agave nectar
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil (or butter, I just had olive oil on hand), honey, agave nectar and cinnamon. I didn't measure any of this, I just made sure that it tasted sweet ;)
- Wash and scrub the potatoes.
- Apply the sweet mixture all over the skin of the potatoes.
- With a knife or fork, poke some holes in the potatoes so they don't explode.
- Place in a baking pan and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
- After the potatoes are done (they will feel soft when you apply pressure to them), let them cool off.
- I then put them in the fridge for at least a couple hours so that they got cold.
- Once they're cold, cut them into bit size cubes (I leave the skin on) and then top with more honey, agave and cinnamon.
These little suckers are so damn delicious. We have some cooked sweet potatos left over so we might even make some soup tonight with are new Vitamix :) I'll let you know how it turns out...