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Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

By making a few substitutions to this classic fall side dish, this recipe makes it healthier without sacrificing the flavor.


Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

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By: Team Beachbody
12 servings, 2/3 cup each
Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
60 min.


  • 2½ lbs. medium yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, divided use
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 tbsp. 100% orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey (or maple syrup)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg


Here are your instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Arrange yams in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Season evenly with ¼ tsp. salt. Set aside.

  3. Combine orange peel, orange juice, lemon juice, butter, and honey in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

  4. Pour orange juice mixture over yams; toss to coat.

  5. Sprinkle evenly with remaining ¾ tsp. salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  6. Bake yams, stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender.

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