Baked Sweet and Sour Sweet Potatoes

This is a healthy sweet potato recipe made with baked sweet potatoes that are glazed in a sweet and sour sauce. It is healthy since it uses sugar alternatives such as fructose or honey. Furthermore, you can use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of lemon juice that contains preservatives. It’s thus a recipe that can be adapted very easily. If you would rather like a sauce that are only sweet and not sour you can just eliminate the lemon juice from this recipe. I, on the other hand, love sour tasting food so I personally will be likely to add more lemon juice to this recipe. You can also exclude the corn starch from this recipe if you would like the sauce to be more ‘runny’ or just for a healthier option.

Baked Sweet and Sour Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serving Size: 2 people

Baked Sweet and Sour Sweet Potatoes


  • 5 small Sweet Potatoes or 2 large ones
  • 1 cup Boiling Water (for sauce)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fructose/Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Cooking Spray
  • Handful of Cashews to sprinkle


    Cooking the Sweet Potatoes:
  1. Cut the sweet potatoes in half and place in a pot. Add enough boiling kettle water to the pot to cover the sweet potatoes. Add ½ teaspoon of himalayan salt as well.
  2. Cook the sweet potatoes till it is medium done. It must not be too soft. It should take approximately 20 minutes on high heat.
    Making the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  1. Add the lemon juice, coconut oil, fructose, himalayan salt and cinnamon to a cup of boiling water.1
    Baking the Sweet Potatoes:
  1. Spray an oven dish with cooking spray.
  2. When the sweet potatoes are ready, cut them in little rings.
  3. Place the rings neatly in the oven dish.
  4. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the sweet potatoes in the oven dish.
  5. Sprinkle the cashews on top.
  6. Bake in the oven at 240°C/464°F for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thicken a little.2


1. If there are lumps in your sauce you can microwave the mixture for a few seconds.

2.The oven times and heat temperature may vary since we use a gas stove.

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