Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter

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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Aren’t sweet potatoes the best?

They are great mashed, hashed, and in casseroles.  They’re great fried.

Oh, and they’re super duper yummy when topped with whipped cinnamon honey butter and roasted pecans.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Now, to be fair, a spoon is delicious topped with such goodness.  But I think you get my point.

With sweet potatoes, I especially love how easy they are to bake, too.

Baked Sweet Potatoes - Preparing To Bake

All you have to do is wrap them in tin foil, pop them in the oven, and wait until they’re all good and squishy.

Easy, right?

Baked Sweet Potatoes - Preparing To Bake

There’s something so appetizing to me about topping sweet potatoes with whipped butter.  It’s like a special treat.

Maybe I just need to get out more, but I think you’ll agree once you try this baked sweet potato recipe.

It’s super yum.

Baked Sweet Potatoes - Whipping The Honey Butter

Baked Sweet Potatoes - Whipped Honey Butter

For the best whipped butter, I rely on my awesome immersion blender.

You can certainly whip the honey butter by hand, but the immersion blender does a great job at making the butter light and fluffy and perfectly whipped.  If you’re looking to learn more about immersion blenders, I share why they’re awesome in this post.

Baked Sweet Potatoes - Ready For Butter

Also, if you’d rather, you can leave the tin foil off the sweet potatoes when they’re baking.  While I prefer to keep them wrapped up all nice and cozy-like, some find it best to leave them free.  The skin will be a bit crispier if you don’t add the foil wrapping.

Let me know in the comments which way you prefer.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter
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These Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter are as delicious as they sound.
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup roasted or un-roasted pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wrap each sweet potato individually with aluminum foil.
  3. Place into oven on baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until softened (you can check by gently squeezing the potato to see if it gives).
  4. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, honey and cinnamon. Using a stick blender with whisk attachment (or, if you prefer, a whisk, stand mixer or hand mixer), whip the ingredients together until light and fluffy.
  5. When sweet potatoes are completely baked, slice each lengthwise but not all the way through. Scoop in whipped butter and serve immediately.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped roasted pecans (or walnuts) if desired.

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Sweet potatoes are a really nutrient food and a medium one baked is around 100 calories. However, the whipped butter and honey adds about 300 empty calories! The 1/8 cup nuts adds around 100 calories of healthy fat. So this one item adds up o 500 calories.

A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil with some fresh cracked pepper would work better for my body’s health…….along with a large salad of greens and veggies for a easy meal. A single sweet potato will cook up in 5-6 minutes in the microwave instead of the much longer time in the oven.

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