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Candied Sweet Potatoes with Maple Whipped Cottage Cheese

candied sweet potatoes

Are you looking for a delicious sweet dish that is also sneakily healthy? Look no further than this recipe for healthy candied sweet potatoes! This easy-to-make dish combines the natural sweetness of honey baked potatoes with the crunch of pistachios, chocolate and a thick dose of creamy maple syrup rich whipped cottage cheese. This recipe is absolutely delectable!

Best of all, it’s made without any added sugar or butter- it’s only sweetened with healthy whole food ingredients. So grab some sweet potatoes and let’s get cooking!

healthy candied sweet potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup Whipped Cottage Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey (+ extra for topping)
  • 2 tbsp chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Rinse your sweet potato and slice. Line the sliced sweet potatoes in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread the honey over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, it's time to make the whipped cottage cheese! Add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend on high for 1 min.
  • Once your sweet potatoes are tender and baked it's layering time. I like to layer mine in the following order: sweet potatoes, maple whipped cottage cheese, dark chocolate, pistachios, and honey.
  • Enjoy! <3

A Sweet Dish That Feels SO Good

These candied sweet potatoes are delish and layered with so much yum! But each ingredient is loaded with superfood benefits to leave you feeling satisfied and light. Here are the glowing benefits of each:

  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of nutrition that can provide many health benefits. They are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals such as vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and iron. The high amount of beta-carotene present in sweet potatoes makes it a great source of antioxidants. They are a good source of complex carbohydrates that provide energy for the body while avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels.
  • Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein with more than 25 grams of protein in one cup. In terms of its health benefits, cottage cheese is low in fat and cholesterol and has been linked to weight loss. It can also help improve bone health, as it is a great source of calcium.
  • Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is also a great source of important minerals, such as iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium. These minerals help to keep your body in balance and can even act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Pistachios: Eating just a handful of pistachios (about one ounce) per day can help to promote heart health due to the high levels of monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber, and plant sterols. Additionally, pistachios are a great source of protein, magnesium, and vitamin B6, all of which can help to support cellular health.
  • Honey: Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. The most beneficial type of honey is raw honey which contains pollen, propolis, and enzymes that can help your body fight disease.
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What’s not to love? I’ve enjoyed this recipe for a boosted dessert and even as a fun spin on a sweet and savory lunch. Hoping you enjoy it as well <3