How to Make Cinnamon Butter for Sweet Potatoes
How about delicious and nutritious sweet potatoes drizzled with herb-infused cinnamon butter? This quick dish is perfect for serving with roasted turkey, pan-seared pork, or fish entrees, and it is full of nutrients and antioxidants.
Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and rich in calcium, potassium, Vitamin B and Vitamin C. The infused butter contains botanicals, so you’ll get an additional source of beneficial health properties. Also, let’s not forget cinnamon’s ability to promote gut health and reduce cholesterol.
Each bite of herb-infused sweet potato is nourishing and bursting with flavor.
Decarboxylating Raw Flower
Note: If you don’t already own a LĒVO infusing machine, you’ll find the directions on how to decarb and infuse your botanicals to the butter (or other carrier oil) of your choice here. If you do already own a LĒVO II, use the preset Activate cycle to decarb your flower.
Infusing the Butter and Baking the Sweet Potatoes
Your carrier oil, or butter, in this case, binds to the activated botanical compounds in flower and increases their bioavailability during absorption into the human body.
The decarbing and infusing steps increase the potency and potential therapeutic effects of your medicinal herb. If using LĒVO to infuse butter, follow our infused butter recipe here. If you don’t have LĒVO and want to infuse on the stove top or crock pot the old fashioned way, click here.
Adapting Ingredients for this Infused Butter Recipe
Note: Using high-fat content butter will help increase the flavor intensity and the infusion’s bioavailability. 82% fat content or higher is considered best for making sauces and desserts.
European butter is usually 82% or higher in fat content, so butter like Kerrygold and Plugra are perfect for infusing with botanicals. High-fat butter also intensifies this dish’s sweet and savory elements.
If you want to add some texture to your dish, chopped pecans sprinkled over the sweet potatoes adds crunch and additional flavor. Pecans are an excellent source of potassium which helps reduce blood pressure.
You may even feel like you are eating a version of sweet potato pie! This recipe is a good choice for a chilly night when you should be eating a nutritious meal but are still craving something sweet. You won’t feel as guilty if you indulge in this buttery dish, rather than some chocolate or ice cream.
If you decide to make this dish again, you can try a new twist on it by cutting sweet potatoes into cubes and coating them with a mixture of coconut oil, vanilla paste, and a dash of nutmeg. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
The flavor profile and aroma this recipe creates are perfect for the holiday season.
Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 cup of homemade herb-infused butter
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 4 sweet potatoes
Wash and dry the potatoes well.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Use a fork to poke holes in the potato skin. Poke it about 12-15 times as you rotate the potato with your other hand.
- Drizzle with some olive oil and rub all over the potato skin.
- Place on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 45 minutes. It may take up to 60 minutes for larger sweet potatoes.
- While the potatoes are baking, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract with the infused butter. Stir well.
- When the sweet potatoes are ready, remove them from the oven and place them on plates.
- Slice the sweet potatoes down the middle and drizzle the infused cinnamon butter onto your piping-hot sweet potatoes
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