Sweet Potatoes With Cranberries

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed that I’ve slowed down a bit.  Summer has been quite busy.  But truth be told, one of the real reasons is that I’ve been hooked on Downton Abbey.  I have spent my evenings watching the first three seasons of it.   I just love, love, love that show!  Anyone else?

Another thing I love, love, love is sweet potatoes!  We eat them year around.  They are not just for autumn!

 Blog-Sweet Potato Cran

A great thing about sweet potatoes is that they are so simple to make.  Cooked properly, they almost taste like candy and can satisfy a sweet tooth!

If you have not tried sweet potatoes yet because you have visions of pureed/mashed stuff with marshmallows (yuck!), think again.  This recipe is much better.  I also have sweet potato fries and grilled sweet potato recipes.  (And I’m working on a savory version too).

Also shared at Whole Foods Friday . Allergy Free Wednesday. Real Food Wednesday.

Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries


  • 2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
  • 2 T. allowable margarine/butter
  • 1 1/2 T. coconut sugar
  • 2 1/2 T. cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in small glass baking dish.
  3. Melt the margarine/butter of choice in microwave.
  4. Add the sugar to the melted margarine/butter and stir to combine.
  5. Pour over sweet potatoes and stir to coat.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Add cranberries and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
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5 Responses to Sweet Potatoes With Cranberries

  1. Kendra says:

    I’ll have to try that. Mv fav is sweet potato fries…

  2. Mary from Australia says:

    What is coconut sugar?

    • admin says:

      Coconut sugar comes from the coconut tree. It’s low-glycemic and is unrefined making it better than white/brown sugar. It has a wonderful caramel-like taste and boasts some health benefits because it has magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins etc. You can see a picture of it in my grilled pineapple post.

  3. Mary from Australia says:

    Thank you for the information.I hope I may be able to buy it from organic shop or health food shops

    • admin says:

      You’re welcome. If you can’t find it, you could always use brown sugar, but coconut sugar tastes so much better to me.

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