Chaga Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
From our friends at Birch Boys
Roasted veggies are such a delicious staple. A favorite anytime, but especially so during the holidays, are these roasted sweet potatoes with a Chaga Maple glaze. This recipe is fairly easy and the kiddos are sure to love the candy-like result! Plus, the Chaga Maple glaze is very versatile, and you’ll have a bit leftover so read to the end for all of the uses for Chaga Maple glaze!
- 3-4 sweet potatoes, diced into 1/2″ cubes (peeled or unpeeled is fine)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of ground ginger
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the Glaze:
- 1/2 cup Woodlife Ranch Maple Syrup
- 1/2 cup potent Birch Boys Loose Chaga Tea
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Dash of lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit.
- Cube your sweet potatoes into ½ cubes.
- In your large mixing bowl, add sweet potato cubes, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Stir or toss to coat. Reserve empty mixing bowl for use later.
- Spread coated sweet potato cubes onto a large baking sheet. For the best result keep the potatoes in one layer (don’t let them overlap.)
- Put sweet potatoes in the oven and set the timer to 20 minutes.
- While your potatoes are cooking, get started on the glaze. Add Woodlife Ranch Maple Syrup, Birch Boys Chaga Tea, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a small saucepan and mix.
- Heat on low-medium until the mixture is thick and syrup-like, this will take approximately 20 minutes.
- Once sweet potatoes are roasted (test by trying to crush one with a fork, if it happily yields, then they are ready!) pull them out and turn off your oven.
- Using the reserved mixing bowl, add sweet potatoes and ½ of your maple glaze mixture, mixing well to coat.
- Put the sweet potatoes back onto the baking sheet and into the warm oven (oven should be off) and let sit for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the glaze to soak into the sweet potatoes and slightly caramelize.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, plate, and drizzle with leftover Chaga Maple Glaze and serve!
This Chaga Maple Glaze is so versatile, and you’ll have a bit leftover. Here are a few delicious ways to use your Chaga Maple Glaze:
- Over ice cream
- Over any roasted veggie
- Over pancakes
- As a sweetener for trail mix
- As a sweetener for Chaga tea or coffee
- Use as a frosting/icing base