Delicious Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Welcome to my recipe for Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes! The combination of earthy, sweet and savory flavors in this dish creates an addictive taste that pairs perfectly with just about anything. This vegan recipe is a favorite not only for its delicious taste but also for its nutritional benefits. Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, fiber and essential vitamins, making them a healthy addition to your diet.

The agave nectar gives these roasted sweet potatoes a unique glaze, and the fresh rosemary adds a touch of aromatic freshness. While many sweet potato recipes rely on butter or brown sugar, this dish is dairy-free and gluten-free, as well as plant-based. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or preparing a meal for yourself, agave roasted sweet potatoes are sure to impress.

I promise that this recipe will be easy to follow but will still enable you to whip up a tasty side dish in less than 30 minutes. With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, even novice cooks can master this flavorful recipe. So grab some sweet potatoes and preheat the oven – let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Vegan
Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Vegan

What’s not to love about sweet potatoes? They’re sweet, nutritious, filling and can be served in endless ways. But do you know what’s the cherry on top of roasted sweet potatoes? Agave Syrup! It adds a subtle sweetness and creates a glaze that makes these roasted sweet potatoes even more addictive, paired with anything.

But wait, there’s more! These agave-roasted sweet potatoes are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. So for those of you who are following a plant-based or health-conscious lifestyle, this recipe will quickly become your favorite recipe.

The combination of agave nectar, fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil creates an exceptional flavor profile that makes these roasted sweet potatoes addictive paired with anything agave-glazed. You won’t be able to stop snacking on them!

Not only are these roasted sweet potatoes vegan and healthy, but they are also incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is wash, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into cubes, mix them in a large bowl whisk together with the ingredients #3 (olive oil, agave nectar, fresh lemon juice, fresh rosemary finely chopped & salt), then roast them in the oven for 30 minutes. That’s it!

These agave-roasted sweet potatoes are versatile too. Serve them as a side dish or add tempeh and dip them into tahini sauce for a tasty plant-based meal. You can also make a potato salad or stuffed sweet potatoes using the leftovers. Bon Appétit!

In conclusion, if you are looking for healthy recipes that are easy to make and flavorful at the same time, look no further than these Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes. They will become your go-to recipe for any occasion!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and savory come together in every bite of these agave roasted sweet potatoes.
Sweet and savory come together in every bite of these agave roasted sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes: This recipe calls for 2 pounds of sweet potatoes. Choose sweet potatoes that are firm, smooth, and free of bruises or soft spots. Be sure to give them a good wash before peeling and cutting into cubes.

Agave nectar: Agave nectar is used to add sweetness to the dish. It is a plant-based sweetener that has a low glycemic index, making it a good alternative to refined sugar.

Extra virgin olive oil: Olive oil adds flavor and helps create a crisp exterior for the roasted sweet potatoes. Opt for extra virgin olive oil as it is higher in antioxidants and healthier than other oils.

Fresh rosemary: Fresh rosemary finely chopped will enhance the aroma of your agave roasted sweet potatoes. The fragrance from the herb grounds the syrupy sweetness from the agave, creating a balance of flavors.

Salt: Salt enhances the natural flavors of sweet potatoes. Use sea salt or kosher salt for best results.

Fresh lemon juice: Lemon juice adds acidity that offsets the richness of the dish, making it more balanced.

Cinnamon: Warm spices such as cinnamon are always great complements to sweet potatoes.

Maple syrup: Like agave syrup, maple syrup can be used as a natural sweetener for agave roasted sweet potatoes.

These ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store and will elevate your roasted sweet potato experience to new heights.

The Recipe How-To

 These roasted sweet potatoes make the perfect addition to any vegan meal.
These roasted sweet potatoes make the perfect addition to any vegan meal.

Roasting the Sweet Potatoes

Before we start, make sure to preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

First, wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Then, cut them into 1 1/2 inch cubes and add them to a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, 3 tbsp of agave nectar, and 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes in the large bowl and stir well to coat them with the mixture.

Next, add 1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the sweet potatoes in the large bowl. Mix everything well.

Spread the sweet potato cubes evenly on a lined baking sheet and bake them in the preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until they are tender and caramelized around the edges.

Making the Glaze

While waiting for the sweet potatoes to roast, prepare the agave glaze by whisking together in a small saucepan on low heat 1/4 cup of agave nectar, 1/4 cup of vegan butter, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Once these ingredients melt together and well-cooked, set aside.

Finishing Touches

After taking out the sweet potatoes from the oven, transfer them immediately to a large bowl. Drizzle with the agave glaze while still warm.

Serve these delicious agave roasted sweet potatoes either as a side dish or any meal you prefer to be paired with. Trust me; these potatoes are so addictive paired with anything agave!

Substitutions and Variations

 The agave glaze gives these sweet potatoes a delicious crispy sweetness.
The agave glaze gives these sweet potatoes a delicious crispy sweetness.

One of the best things about cooking is the possibility of experimentation and customization. This recipe is no exception- there are several substitutions and variations that can be made to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.

For starters, you can play around with the sweetener- instead of agave nectar, try maple syrup or coconut sugar for a slightly different flavor profile. Additionally, if you’re not a fan of rosemary, swap it out for thyme or sage.

If you want to add some protein to your meal, consider adding some baked tempeh on top of the sweet potatoes, or serving them as a side with a plant-based main dish like stuffed sweet potatoes or vegan potato salad.

For those who are gluten-free or dairy-free, this recipe is already a dream come true- but don’t forget to serve it with an appropriate dipping sauce! A tahini sauce pairs beautifully with these agave roasted sweet potatoes, or for something more tangy try a dip made with fresh lemon juice and olive oil.

Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative with presentation- try cutting your sweet potatoes into fun shapes like wedges or cubes before roasting them in the oven. Serve them on a platter alongside other healthy recipes like roasted vegetables and grains for a colorful and satisfying meal. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Roasting the sweet potatoes brings out their natural sweetness and enhances their flavor.
Roasting the sweet potatoes brings out their natural sweetness and enhances their flavor.

These agave-roasted sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of dishes. The natural sweetness of the potatoes is enhanced by the agave nectar glaze, making them addictive when paired with anything agave-based. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be enjoyed as a side dish or even as a snack.

For breakfast, try pairing these sweet potato cubes with scrambled tofu, avocado toast or vegan sausage links for a substantial savory meal.

For lunch or dinner, they go well with grilled vegetables, baked tempeh and even stuffed sweet potatoes. The sweetness of the agave-roasted sweet potatoes perfectly complements the spiciness of chili or the acidity of tomato-based sauces.

In terms of side dishes, these potatoes are great with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, a simple green salad or creamy cauliflower soup.

Additionally, you can serve these agave-roasted sweet potatoes as an appetizer for your next gathering. Sprinkle them with some fresh rosemary and a pinch of sea salt for an elegant touch. They’re always a hit at parties!

If you want to kick things up a notch, try drizzling tahini sauce over them or using them as a dipping sauce in combination with other healthy recipes like roasted vegetables or gluten-free crackers.

Overall, these agave-roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to any meal and will undoubtedly become a staple in your menu planning. Bon appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add a little twist to your classic roasted sweet potatoes with this agave glaze recipe.
Add a little twist to your classic roasted sweet potatoes with this agave glaze recipe.

Let me take you through the process of make-ahead, storing, and reheating the agave roasted sweet potatoes recipe for your convenience.

The agave roasted sweet potatoes are a great side dish for any meal prep, holiday or brunch gathering. It is easy to make in advance, and its vibrant golden-brown hue will be an excellent addition to your meal presentation.

To make ahead, prepare the sweet potato cubes as directed in section 4 (The Recipe How-To) and store them in an airtight container. Keep it refrigerated for up to 2 days until ready to roast.

When it’s time to roast, preheat your oven and allow the sweet potato cubes to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes while the oven reaches the desired temperature. Once fully heated, toss them with fresh rosemary, salt, pepper and agave nectar as per section 4 (The Recipe How-To). Then spread them out on a lined baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes.

Storing agave roasted sweet potatoes is easy. Once they cool down completely, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days. When reheating, pierce each cube with a fork and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until heated through.

Alternatively, reheat them in the oven preheated at 375F° for about ten minutes or until the desired warmness is achieved. For extra “yum,” drizzle some more agave nectar and fresh lemon juice before serving.

Whether you’re waking up to an early breakfast or want to add some sweetness to your dinner recipes, the agave roasted sweet potatoes can be stored and reheated easily without compromising its flavor or texture. Plus they’re perfect candidates for any vegan-oriented healthy recipes!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect side dish for your vegan Thanksgiving feast.
The perfect side dish for your vegan Thanksgiving feast.

Creating the perfect dish requires more than just following a recipe. The Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes may sound simple, but there are a few tips and tricks to ensure it’s at its best. Here are some suggestions for achieving perfection with this vegan recipe.

Firstly, preheat the oven to the correct temperature before cooking. Preheating is essential in ensuring that the dish is cooked evenly and thoroughly, so take the time to do this properly. Second, make sure to choose sweet potatoes that are fresh and firm with no bruises or blemishes. Old or damaged produce won’t taste as good as fresh produce, so take a few extra minutes at the store to pick out the best quality veggies.

Another tip for perfect results is to roast the potatoes on a lined baking sheet without overcrowding them to allow heat to circulate around them. Overcrowding could also cause uneven roasting of the potatoes leading to soggy bottoms.

When roasting the sweet potatoes, be sure to check on them regularly from the halfway mark, so they don’t burn or turn into baby food mush. Use a timer if you have to, as overcooking is just as bad as undercooking when it comes to root vegetables.

Lastly, feel free to experiment with different flavorings or toppings when serving roasted sweet potatoes. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice or sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on top for an extra kick. Additionally, these potatoes addictive paired anything – from tempeh bowls and potato salads to stuffed sweet potatoes and tahini sauce.

All these tips help get you closer to creating the perfect agave-roasted sweet potatoes. With these tips in hand, you’ll be well on your way to producing a delicious meal that will have your taste buds coming back for more every time!


Before you start cooking, let’s have a quick look at some frequently asked questions about this Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe. Here are some of the most common queries people have when it comes to making this vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dish.

Should sweet potatoes be soaked before roasting?

When roasting sweet potatoes, it is not necessary to soak them beforehand. If you’re wondering about the ideal temperature for baking them, it’s recommended to opt for a high temperature range of 400°F to 450°F for best results.

What Can Vegans eat with sweet potatoes?

As a vegan chef, I have a variety of delicious sweet potato dishes up in my sleeve that I am excited to share with you. These include a mouthwatering sweet potato and coconut soup, a savory sweet potato and peanut curry, and beginner-friendly air fryer sweet potato fries. For those looking for a protein-packed meal, you can try out my spinach, sweet potato, and lentil dhal or vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes. If you’re in the mood for something hearty, my sweet potato and black bean chili with zesty quinoa is definitely worth trying. Lastly, my sweet potato jackets with guacamole and kidney beans is a fantastic recipe for a filling lunch.

What is the healthiest way of cooking sweet potatoes?

When it comes to cooking sweet potatoes, boiling them is a great way to retain a significant amount of beta-carotene while making it easier for our bodies to absorb. Unlike baking or frying, boiling for a limited time of 20 minutes with a tightly covered lid can help retain up to 92% of this valuable nutrient.

Why are my roasted sweet potatoes dry?

When it comes to roasting sweet potatoes, it’s crucial to be liberal with your oil or clarified butter. Cutting back on this will give you dry and stuck potatoes. In addition, avoid crowding the pan, as it hinders the potatoes from releasing moisture and leads to steaming, rather than roasting. Giving them sufficient space is key to achieving a crispy texture and a more flavorsome outcome. Remember, the color is equivalent to flavor in this recipe. Therefore, ample spacing leads to optimal color and, consequently, excellent taste.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a must-try recipe that vegans and non-vegans will love. This recipe will not only satisfy your cravings for something sweet and savory, but it also provides numerous health benefits. You can try different variations of this recipe to make it more exciting and appealing to your taste buds.

With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can create a dish that is addictive and can be paired with anything. I highly recommend this dish to anyone who is looking for healthy yet scrumptious food options.

Whether you’re hosting a party, family dinner or just want to indulge in some self-care, this recipe will not disappoint you. So get ready to relish the sweet and salty flavors of agave roasted sweet potatoes.

In short, this dish has everything that one could ask for in a vegan recipe – it’s delicious, easy to make, low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals. So go ahead and give it a try! It’s time to elevate your vegan game and impress everyone with the flavor-packed Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Vegan

Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Vegan Recipe

These sweet potatoes are addictive and can be paired with just about anything!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 135.8 kcal


  • 3 extra large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons light agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus extra


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the potatoes in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, agave nectar, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and toss until potatoes are coated. Sprinkle with salt, toss again.
  • Bake, stirring occasionally, for one hour or until potatoes are tender and carmelized.
  • Season, to taste, with more salt.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 76gCalories: 135.8kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1.3gSodium: 423.5mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 2.8g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Christmas, Easy, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Potato, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Vegetable, Weeknight, Yam/Sweet Potato
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