Vegan Thanksgiving – Candied Yams

This is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Now, we eat sweet potatoes on a weekly basis. They are just delectable. But once in a great while I go for the candied version because it is just plain good.

Following suit with my goal to make everything vegan and from scratch, I sought out a quick and easy recipe for candied yams. No canned yams for us this year – victory!

Here is my rendition of the recipe I found from LaaLoosh:

Vegan Candied Yams

Not my photo……. I forgot to take one.


  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 cup miniature vegan marshmallows (I used Dandies)
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter, melted (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a casserole dish. Combine maple syrup, butter,brown sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  • Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, about 40 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle marshmallows over potatoes, and put back in oven. Cook until marshmallows melt and begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Or just put them under the broiler like I did and let the smoke tell you they are done. 😉

What worked best about this recipe was mixing the topping together first and drizzling over the potatoes. It all spread out evenly so not as much was needed. I have said it before and I will say it again, Dandies are the best. They are better than hoof-marshmallows any day. If you haven’t tried them yet, do yourself a favor! Noms.


One response to “Vegan Thanksgiving – Candied Yams

  1. now its time for my mouth to water! yum!

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