Vegan Baked Candied Yams

Vegan Baked Candied Yams

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.

FOR THE FULL LIST OF  INGREDIENTS, SCROLL TO SEE THE RECIPE CARD AT THE END. BUT BEFORE YOU SCROLL CHECK IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BLURB.

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, but 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

If you make this Vegan Baked Candied Yams, snap a photo and hashtag #healthierstep  — we love to see your recipes on InstagramFacebook & Twitter!

Also please leave a star rating ∗

Need some encouragement on your Healthier Steps journey?

Join our new facebook group, sharing lots of delicious vegan recipes, health tips etc., from our members. Please join us and invite your friends at Vegan Recipes With Love!

Categories

Course:
Cuisines: ,

Nutrition

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

Cooking 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, 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.

Notes

Vegan Baked Candied Yams

Michelle Blackwood

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.

Please Leave a Comment and a Rating

Rate this recipe

10 Comments
  1. Shel
    May 15, 2019

    I loved it!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe Queen. It wasn’t overly sweet like most recipes, but the perfect combination!!

  2. Jodie S
    November 28, 2018

    Everyone loved these they were almost the first dish that was gone. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 28, 2018

      That’s wonderful, I’m so happy they were loved. Thank you very much for your feedback Jodie.

  3. Nika W
    June 4, 2018

    Can this be done on the stove top in a pan instead?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 4, 2018

      Nika, I’m sure it can be done but I only baked this recipe. This year, I will do one for stovetop

  4. Christina Jones
    January 25, 2018

    Mine are currently in the oven. We’ll see how it goes lol I added orange and lemon juice for acidity. I used powdered ginger since I didn’t have fresh ginger.

  5. Irene
    January 21, 2018

    Ooohhh candied yams are my weakness

  6. Kathleen Turner
    November 30, 2017

    Sounds delicious….will try it soon.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 30, 2017

      Awesome thank you Kathleeen!