Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Using virgin coconut oil in this recipe enhances the flavor of the sweet potatoes, while infusing a subtle perfume of coconut to them. Virgin coconut oil is found in most health food stores. Adapted from Melissa Clark, NY Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over low heat.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together, the potatoes, coconut oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  4. In a large baking dish, spread the potatoes out evenly and roast, tossing occasionally, until softened and caramelized, about an hour.


Most Helpful

Biggest problem is when I make these a can't stop eating them. I add minced garlic a heaping tablespoon, cause I love garlic, sliced Spanish onion, and a good teaspoon of cinnamon. I skipped the sugar, I find it is sweet enough without sugar.I forgot the nutmeg, but will try it next time. I used a blend of olive oil and coconut oil. 1-2 ratio. It baked in 40 min, took it out of oven and added chopped fresh parsley. its in a bowl on the stove top, probably wont be any left before dinner even starts.

gcharron1 September 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this sweet potatoes;my first time preparing these. Coconut oil is so good.

Sage August 19, 2012

What a terrific recipe threeovens. We really enjoyed these tasty sweet potatoes. I loved the flavor created by the coconut oil and nutmeg. They were slightly sweet, with a lovely caramelized crust, nothing was overpowering and you could taste all the ingredients. Quick and easy to make, they have gone into my keeper box. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Baby Kato December 29, 2011

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