Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip

Some people would call this a side dish.

I call it a meal. And one of my favorites.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

You can’t go wrong with warm sweet potatoes that are soft and tender in the middle and lightly crisped and caramelized on the outside.

I roasted them with a marinade of honey, coconut oil, and cinnamon. It’s a heavenly-scented combo.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

The potatoes don’t taste overtly coconutty. Rather, coconut oil adds a nearly imperceptible undertone that’s sweeter and more fragrant than canola or vegetable oil, but substitute with them if you’d like.

I love baking with coconut oil for muffinscakesbreadcookies and more. I used Nutiva Coconut Oil from iHerb.com. Code AVE630 at checkout saves you $10 off your order. I love iHerb for everything like probioticsbulk cinnamonpumpkin pie spiceliquid vanilla stevia dropsbulk white stevia powdermedicinal fancy-grade honeychia seedsface cleansernutritional yeast, and mini chocolate chips.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

I wanted the cinnamon flavor to shine on its own but adding pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, ginger, or allspice in addition to the cinnamon would be lovely.

I can eat a tray full of these potatoes on their own but with the dip, they’re totally irresistible.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

It’s a simple combo of Greek yogurt (or sour cream), honey, cinnamon and it’s so creamy and loaded with flavor.

The honey and cinnamon in the dip help accentuate the honey and cinnamon on the potatoes. Can you tell how much I love these ingredients. It’s also a great dip for apples, most any fruit, or crackers.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

I want the dip on everything.

As much as I love the potatoes, I’d be happy with just a spoon and the dip.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

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Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip

You can’t go wrong with warm sweet potatoes that are soft and tender in the middle and lightly crisped and caramelized on the outside. They're roasted with a marinade of honey, coconut oil, and cinnamon. The potatoes don’t taste overtly coconutty. Rather, coconut oil adds a nearly imperceptible undertone that’s sweeter and more fragrant than canola or vegetable oil, but substitute with them if you’d like. I wanted the cinnamon flavor to shine on its own but adding pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, ginger, or allspice in addition to the cinnamon would be lovely. The simple Greek yogurt, honey, and cinnamon dip is and creamy, loaded with flavor, and irresistible. It’s also a great dip for apples, most any fruit, or crackers.

Yield: 2 large potatoes, serves 2 generously or 4 modestly

Prep Time: 10 mintues

Cook Time: about 40 to 45 minutes, or until tender and done

Total Time: about 1 hour

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes
2 large or 3 medium/large sweet potatoes (technically I used red yams), washed, peeled, and trimmed into 1-inch chunks 
3 to 4 tablespoons honey
3 to 4 tablespoons coconut oil in liquid state (or another oil, i.e. olive, vegetable, canola)
1 tablespoon cinnamon, or to taste 
pinch salt and pepper, optional and to taste
pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, ginger, allspice; all optional and to taste

Creamy Honey-Cinnamon Dip
heaping 1/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt or sour cream (light versions okay)
2 to 3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Sweet Potatoes - Slice potatoes into 1-inch chunks and put into a gallon-sized Ziplock.
  3. Open bag and add honey, oil, cinnamon, optional salt and pepper to taste, optional seasonings to taste, seal bag, and toss potatoes to coat. Really manipulate the potatoes around inside the bag, pushing the ones on the top to the bottom and vice versa, to equally distribute the honey, oil, and spices.
  4. Using your hands, transfer potatoes to baking tray, arranged in a single flat layer and not touching, if possible. Tip - Don't dump potatoes from bag onto baking tray because excess marinade will get onto baking tray and it will be prone to burning. Save any remaining marinade in Ziplock bag to be added halfway through baking.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, remove from oven, and flip potatoes over using tongs.
  6. If desired and if there's extra marinade, lightly and evenly drizzle potatoes with what remains from Ziplock bag.
  7. Return tray to oven and bake for about 15 to 20 more minutes, or until fork-tender and done. Keep a close eye on potatoes in the final moments of baking so they don't burn. Baking times will vary based on oven variances, the potatoes and how thick they're cut, how full the tray is, and how well done you like them. Optionally (but recommended) serve potatoes with dip or your favorite condiments as soon as they're cool enough to eat. While potatoes finish baking, make the dip.
  8. Creamy Honey-Cinnamon Dip - Add all dip ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until smooth and combined. Transfer to ramekin if desired for serving. Dip will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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61 comments

  1. Cinnamon is my favorite seasoning for sweet potatoes, winter squash and plain Greek yogurt. I finished off my leftover delicata with the same dip yesterday. I’ll have to try it with sweet potatoes! Amazon sent a notice letting me know I should receive your cookbook next week!!

    • It’s crazy. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW. The author is the last to know, I swear. Another friend told me that she got the notice. And I was like…what??? The original date was Oct 6 so this is quite early!

      These potatoes and dip are right up your alley, too!

  2. Averie, I agree this is a perfect meal…The potatoes alone look delicious but with that dip forget about it….so good…I’m getting sweet potatoes tomorrow in my CSA so this recipe comes at a perfect time…can’t wait to try.

  3. These look great! I’d definitely eat a (giant!) bowl of these as a meal :D

  4. I must say this combination intruiges me, because I love every component separated, but I have never tried them together. It must be really good!

  5. I could get away with calling this a meal too. Love sweet potatoes and roasting them just brings out all the wonderfulness.
    Have a great start to the week Averie!

  6. I am all about everything sweet potatoes right now and that honey cinnamon dip is just stunning! I love this recipe! Pinned :) Hope you had a great weekend Averie!

  7. I love everything about this! I love sweet potatoes almost as much as pumpkin. Almost. I made a sweet dipping sauce for sweet potatoes fries a few months ago and I’ve been hooked on that concept since. This dish looks fantastic! Will definitely try. Thank you!!

  8. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite meals as well! This looks so yummy!!

  9. Averie, omg YUM PINNED! I love sweet potatoes but you just made them taste a million times better ;-) totally going to try this!

  10. Wow, these look like the ultimate sweet potatoes, Averie!I love the added touch of honey, and the dip sounds incredible! Can’t wait to try these babies out! Pinned!

  11. I feel ya, sister. Fall vegetables are hands down my favorite. Just last night boyfriend and I roasted two full racks of sweet potatoes, parsnips, onions, carrots, russet potatoes, zucchini, and more!

  12. Sweet potato is my current favourite, I’m not keen on normal potatoes at all! These sound so amazing; the combo of the fluffy sweet potato with the honey dip sounds incredible, pinned :P

  13. LOVE these sp.’s Averie! And with a dip?! Even better!!

  14. I love sweet potatoes and will try this recipe with coconut oil. They look delicious! (Having a weird obsession to mix sweet and salty I often add feta cheese to mine). I agree these can be called a meal.

  15. Great idea – never thought of using a sweeter flavor on the sweet (!!!) potatoes. Oh and your related recipes are making me drool!

  16. I could eat sweet potatoes everyday! Love them roasted! Your dip sounds absolutely heavenly! Pinned!

  17. Meal, side dish, or snack – I could seriously munch on this all day!

  18. Wow, this is a purrrrfect recipe for this time of year. For me—it’s unique. I like that. I pinned it.

  19. I’m learning to like sweet potatoes but this might make me learn to love them. :)

  20. I’m not generally a huge sweet potato fan, but I still really want to make these! I don’t know if it’s the honey and cinnamon combo or the crispy edges, but those sweet potato bites look delicious! Pinned!

  21. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous. I think I’d drink the dip!! Love all the spices, pinned!

  22. Sweet potatoes should ALWAYS be dipped in cinnamon dip, hehe. I think it’s a rule somewhere in my head, but it’s a good one. And these sound awesome with the honey!

  23. It’s been a while since I’ve had sweet potatoes, but now that it’s getting chillier out I’m craving warm, hearty dishes. Love how sharp the cinnamon is in your photos!

  24. I could have sweet potatoes every day of my life and be blissfully happy. These look absolutely fantastic!

  25. My sissy would adore these, love all the cinnamon in the potatoes and the sauce!

  26. I make a version of this, never thought about adding cinnamon.

  27. The dip is just amazing! I love it all! A must try for sure!

  28. OH MAN! I’ solddddddddd… This looks easy and tasty =) Thx for sharing.

  29. I love the idea of a yogurt dip for sweet potatoes! I love them any way they’re cooked, but baked into fries is my fav.

  30. LOVE the dip and love the coconut oil/honey/cinnamon sauce that you roasted these sweet little sweet potatoes with!

  31. Mmm, this looks so good! I would definitely call it a meal as well, or dessert, or better than sweet potato casserole… haha. Love the dipping sauce as well – I’ll need to make this very soon!

  32. These look amazing Averie.. never thought of adding cinnamon to my sweet potatoes. YUM! Love the photographs.

  33. I made these for dinner tonight as a side dish to crockpot BBQ chicken…Averie, these were so easy to make and simply delicious! A HUGE hit with hubby too…the dip was ahhhmazing!
    Another recipe to add to my “will make again” pile! Thanks! And that dip…I might put a little on a waffle tomorrow morning for breakfast!

    • Glad this made the “will make again” pile! And yes that dip is great on everything from waffles/pancakes to apples and pears to potatoes…you really can’t go wrong with it :)

  34. omg, i love this blog!!!! keep them goodies posted!
    xoxo, elif

  35. I have good news and bad news.

    Good news – potatoes were AWESOME. Pretty much the embodiment of fall – and they smelled fantastic!

    Bad news – the dip made me literally sick to my stomach. I don’t know what I did wrong (perhaps too much cinnamon, perhaps due to the fact that I used sour cream instead of Greek yogurt), but it was awful.

    Ah, well, live and learn! I think I’ll make the potatoes alone next time. :) (Also, I made your lasagna quinoa bake for my mum last time I visited, and she loved it so much she asked for the recipe! I also love to bake your sweet cherry bread recipe!)

    • Glad you loved the potatoes and about the dip….either your sour cream was a little bad, or maybe about to be going bad? Or yes, too much cinnamon, not enough sweetener, or it could be it’s just not the dip for you. I’ve had other readers make it and say the loved it but not everything is for everyone. However, the sick part…that screams spoilage to me. Or that it’s better suited for Greek yog rather than sour cream.

      So glad you and your mum both love the lasagna quinoa bake and that you love to bake the sweet cherry bread! That’s one of my faves! :)

  36. I have a knack for ruining potato dishes. I never quite get them right. Until now! O.M.G. I made this over the weekend and my husband and I were freaking out over how good it was! Thanks so much for a go-to recipe to put in my roster!

    • Oh, and I manage the Facebook page for Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center and I shared your recipe on our page. Hope that’s ok! Our Facebook friends tend to love recipes and this was too good NOT to share!

    • I tried to check it out on FB but I can’t find it! Do you have a link?

      So glad you and your husband enjoyed the recipe!

  37. These were SO GOOD! Made them for dinner last night and my husband and I devoured them! I think I am going to make them for Christmas eve next year instead of the usual sweet potato pie! I just sent everyone I work with your recipe to try too. I’m going to make the cream cheese banana bread recipe tonight, with gluten free flour, wish me luck!

    • Thanks for the compliments and for saying you’re going to make this for Christmas Eve next year rather than your old standby….wow, that’s a huge statement! Thanks! :)

      And enjoy the banana bread! One of my all-time favorites!

  38. I have a question. Normally I have the best luck cooking sweet potatoes in the crock pot on low 8 hrs. Would it work just as well to do this with these? I ask because we’re hosting a dinner party and the oven will be occupied but I’d love to make this as a side dish. Thank you!

    • I haven’t tried making this recipe in a slow cooker so really can’t say but you could always just do the sweet potatoes like your normally do and then make the dip for this recipe. You can play around with it before your dinner party since this recipe isn’t that large and see what works best.

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