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The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato is easy to achieve. So if you're wondering how to bake sweet potatoes, then you've come to the right place! Find out how long to bake sweet potatoes, plus my favorite SIMPLE way to eat them (with butter and cinnamon sugar!).

The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato (with Cinnamon Sugar)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 210kcal
The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato is easy to achieve. So if you're wondering how to bake sweet potatoes, then you've come to the right place! Find out how long to bake sweet potatoes, plus my favorite SIMPLE way to eat them (with butter and cinnamon sugar!).
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Ingredients

  • 6 large sweet potatoes scrubbed and rinsed
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt optional, see note
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prick each sweet potato all over with a fork.
  • Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Rub the olive oil over each potato to coat.
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until fully cooked (TIP: The potatoes are done when there is zero resistance when pressed).
  • Remove from the oven and slice each sweet potato from end to end, squeezing the ends together to open the potatoes a bit more.
  • Drizzle each with the melted butter and then top with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon per potato.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

NOTE: I love salty and sweet, so a bit of salt on the outside and salted butter tasted great to me. If you prefer these to be JUST sweet, skip the salt when baking and use unsalted butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 18620IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg