Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

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apple cranberry sweet potato bake

Tired of plain, baked yams as your go-to PWO carb supplement? This is a nice change of pace with a bit of a Thanksgiving twist. So easy.

I don’t use dried, sweetened cranberries, especially Ocean Spray or the like. They are usually loaded with sugar and tossed in canola oil (yuck). The apple and sweet potato will more than offset the tartness of the berries. I usually stock up with several bags of fresh cranberry this time of year and freeze them for convenient addition to any dish throughout the year.

apple cranberry sweet potato bake

Ingredients:

  • 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries*
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee or coconut oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (~190°C). Grease the inside of a large baking dish with coconut oil or ghee.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and apples. Chop into uniform pieces, ~1/2″ dice.
  3. Place half the chopped sweet potato/apple into the dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cranberries, half the cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Repeat with remaining sweet potato, apple, cranberry, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Dot the top with small pieces of ghee or coconut oil.
  6. Bake covered  for ~1 hour or until the potato and apple have softened.

What do you think about the combination of apple and sweet potato?

 

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33 thoughts on “Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

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  2. Kim

    Home alone this week, this will last a couple of meals, with some form of pork I am thinking! Yum!
    Don’t think I have ever seen fresh cranberries, so will try with a few organic dried ones I have.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Steph Post author

      The organic dried ones would work but I think I’d sprinkle them on toward the end so they don’t burn :)

      Reply
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  8. Jules

    Steph,

    I’ve been making a variation (add brussle sprouts, pear, and butternut squash) of this to go with dinner using whole cranberries and love it. Will definitely be trying this one for PWO. Thanks!

    Reply
  9. Jess

    This is one of my first things to try cooking paleo and as I pulled it out of the oven my mouth was watering! It smells so good! Thanks for the simple instructions and good ideas.

    Reply
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  11. Cristen

    SO good. Not a lot of work, very tasty AND I can (safely) eat it in the car post WOD on my way to work. So good! thanks!

    Reply
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  13. Sarah Gardner

    Sorry if this is a stupid question (that’s never a good disclaimer, is it), but do you cover the dish with aluminum foil? I’m new to the world of cooking, as you can tell! LOL

    Reply
    1. Steph Post author

      Hi Sarah…sorry it took me a while to reply, but yes, I cover it either with a glass lid or if you don’t have one for that dish, some foil.

      Reply
  14. marla

    YUMMY- loved the Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake, however, could not find fresh or frozen cranberries in Florida in March…..So 30 mins into the cooking, I added a bag of frozen cherries- a bit of zing, but honestly a little too mushy….next year I will put away a few bags of cranberries in my freezer! thanks!

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  15. Shannon

    Oooohhh….I was JUST thinking I need a new breakfast recipe. Thinking I may caramelize a couple of sliced sweet onions first and then mix them into the recipe prior to baking….and then top each serving with drippy eggs as a breakfast meal! Maybe with some chopped bacon sprinkled on top?

    Clearly I need to eat! LOL!

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