These melt in your mouth Vegan Baked Candied Yams are full of flavors and they are sweetened with a blend of maple syrup and organic brown sugar, fresh ginger, orange zest, vanilla with spices! Perfect recipe for your holiday table.

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Vegan Baked Candied Yams

For the most part, I usually dislike candied yams because the ones that I ate at potlucks were from the can and I just didn’t like the taste and texture. If you are like me, don’t give up, try my recipe and you will fall in love with candied yams!

Candied yams are actually made from sweet potatoes, these tubers are native to the Americas.  True yams are native to Africa and Asia. Candied yams are popular here in the South, especially for Thanksgiving.

Vegan Candied Yam

Ingredients For Candy Yams

I only used a  little cinnamon and nutmeg for the holiday flavors but you can adjust. Omit or substitute with your own blend (ground cardamom plus coriander is a great cinnamon substitute).

This is the best-candied yams recipe I have ever had! It is buttery, sweet with just the right amount of spice, it is healthier than Paula Deen candied yams.

 

 

How To Make Candy Yams

Vegan Baked Candied Yams recipe is quite easy to prepare. You basically peel and cut the sweet potatoes into slices, make a syrup and pour over them and bake until tender, basting periodically with syrup.

This delicious soul food candied yams go well with my SOUTHERN-STYLE COLLARD GREENS, VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE AND LENTIL LOAF, AND CORNBREAD CASSEROLE.

Vegan Baked Candied Yams

Other Delicious Recipes For Vegan, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Lentil Meatballs

Vegan Cauliflower Casserole

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Gravy

Biscuits

Pumpkin Muffins

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 237 kcal / 991 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbs: 466 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 5 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 20 min
  • For: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375 F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into slices about 1/4 inch rounds. Arrange the slices into a lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, sugar, ginger, and orange zest, stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Pour syrup over sweet potatoes evenly, cover with parchment paper, then foil paper and bake for 45 minutes, basting with the syrup at least once. Remove foil, baste with syrup and allow to bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
  4. PS. Highly recommend that you double the sauce because it is so delicious!

Notes

Vegan Baked Candied Yams
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.