Also, staples in our household throughout the years have been many varieties of sweet potato. From sweet potato casserole to glazed sweet potatoes and even sweet potato pie—they have all made their appearance at our dinner table, and to top them all, candied yams have been a perennial favorite. After many failed attempts at something healthier, we finally landed on our 4321 Yams, which are still a sweet–to–the–taste option:
4 medium yams, peeled and cut into equal chunks (around 2 inches in size for best results) 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. Simmer covered on medium heat until yams are softened through, stirring only as needed to prevent burning or sticking to the pan. If your sweet tooth craves a touch more, you can mix in 2 tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup for that extra little bit of sweet you crave. If the crunchy texture of a sweet potato casserole is the thing you love, a light sprinkle of chopped pecans and sugar in the raw on top will do the trick!
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