BEST BAKED SWEET POTATOES

BEST BAKED SWEET POTATOES

A large sweet potato can take a good hour, or longer, to bake in theoven. Honestly, that’s just a bit too long for me.

MANY MOTHERS PASS DOWN A HERITAGE OF KITCHEN SECRETS TO THEIR DAUGHTERS. THIS WOULD PROBABLY BE THE CASE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IF I HADN’T COMPLETELY RENOVATED MY DIET TO MANAGE MY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. MY MOM’S ANCIENT COOKBOOK BINDER CONTAINS SCRAPS OF DANISH PASTRY RECIPES PASSED DOWN FROM HER GRANDMOTHER, AND THESE TREATS WOULD WREAK HAVOC ON MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IN ALL THEIR GLORY OF WHITE FLOUR AND POWDERED SUGAR.

However, there is one recipe that my mom passed down to me that I will forever treasure: the perfect baked sweet potato. I’ve come to rely on this foolproof method any time I prepare sweet potatoes and now I’ve tailored it for various sizes of potatoes with perfect results.

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Bake Time: 50-60 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

4 medium sweet potatoes (yams) about 5” long, see shopping tips

2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

Cinnamon, optional

HOW TO MAKE IT :

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Wash and dry each potato and pierce with a fork a few times. Wrap each in foil and place on baking sheet …