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Candied Japanese Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Unbound Wellness
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These candied Japanese sweet potatoes are the perfect healthy snack! They’re simply made in a pan and are made gluten-free, dairy-free and without white sugar.


  • 1 large Japanese sweet potato, scrubbed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt (plus flakey salt on top)


  1. Chop the sweet potato into quarter pieces, about 1” in size. Set aside.
  2. Using a large pan with a lid, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the coconut sugar and allow to lightly toast for about a minute. Add the coconut aminos and combine with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. The liquid should be bubbly. 
  3. Add the sweet potato and toss to coat in the sugar mixture. Cover for 5 minutes, lightly tossing the pan to move the sweet potatoes every minute or so. Remove the lid, toss well, and cover for another 5 minutes, lightly tossing as you did before.
  4. Remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the sweet potato is tender and the outside is caramelized.
  5. Serve the sweet potato topped with flakey salt to serve.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Recipe adapted from okonomi kitchen.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 238
  • Fat: 10.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.1g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 1.6g