Low Calorie Candied Yams Recipe

low-calorie-candied-yamsIngredients

  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp light butter, melted (I used Brummel & Brown)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter,brown sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, salt and in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat.
  3. Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
  4. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, about 40 minutes more.
  5. Sprinkle marshmallows over potatoes, and put back in oven. Cook until marshmallows melt and begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is about ¾ cup

PER SERVING: 215 calories; 2 g fat; 46 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 5 g fiber