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Two plates of Baked Sweet Potatoes with one having savory toppings and the other sweet
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Baked Sweet Potatoes 2 Ways!

Easy, healthy baked sweet potatoes two ways - savory and sweet! The perfect 30-minute, plant-based meal or snack when you don't feel like cooking.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 1
Category: Entree, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Days

Ingredients

SWEET POTATOES

  • 1 large sweet potatoes (can sub 2 small per 1 large // rinsed and halved // organic when possible)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut or avocado oil (or water)

SWEET

  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Nutella or almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/2 medium banana (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, etc.)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

SAVORY

  • 1 medium ripe avocado (sliced or cubed)
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 pinch red pepper flake

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Rub sweet potatoes with a bit of oil and place facedown on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until tender to the touch. Baking time will vary depending on size of sweet potato.
  3. Once sweet potatoes are baked, turn faceup and place on serving plate(s). For the sweet version, top with nut butter, banana, blueberries, cinnamon, salt, and a bit of flaked coconut.
  4. For the savory version, top with avocado, nutritional yeast, salt, hemp seeds, and red pepper flake.
  5. These sweet potatoes make the perfect lazy meal when you don’t feel like cooking. They’re ideal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can also make sweet potatoes ahead of time, store in the refrigerator up to a few days, and reheat in a cast-iron skillet on the stovetop, in the microwave, or a 350-degree F (176 C) oven.

Notes

*Nutrition information is based on 1 SAVORY sweet potato with half avocado.
*Nutrition information for 1 SWEET sweet potato: Calories: 416, Total fat: 18.6 g, Saturated fat: 13.3 g, Sodium: 307 mg, Total carb: 61.4 g, Fiber: 9.6 g, Sugar: 24.2 g, Protein: 6.1 g

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1)