Candied Yams

Candied yams are a staple of Southern cuisine, and this quick recipe is entirely plant-based. Sweet, sticky, and rich, these yams are a mouth-watering side dish.

Ingredients For Candied Yams

Yams or Sweet Potatoes Vegan Unsalted Butter Brown Sugar Maple Syrup Orange Zest Cinnamon Nutmeg Ginger Kosher Salt Vanilla Extract Pecans (optional)

Peel the yams and cut them into ½-inch rounds. Place them in a 9”x13” baking dish.

Melt butter, stir in brown sugar, orange zest, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and maple syrup. Turn off heat and add the vanilla.

Pour over the yams. Cover with aluminum foil, bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and spoon sauce over the yams. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes.

When yams are tender and the syrup is thickened. Remove from the oven and serve hot, sprinkled with pecans if you like.


Easy, achievable, vegan and plant-based recipes!