Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes

This is a wonderful fall or winter side dish, Glazed Spicy Sweet Potatoes. The flavor of spicy cinnamon and ginger essential oil can make you feel like you’re in the Tropics. And the ginger essential oil is anti-inflammatory and is great for your gut and digestive health, Cinnamon essential oil supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system.

  • Author: Jenni Wilson


  • 4 tablespoons melted butter or avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoons ground cloves or 12 drops doTERRA clove oil
  • 6 drops doTERRA cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5 drops doTERRA ginger essential oil
  • 2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Tip: The sweet potatoes can be prepared in advance and then reheated in the oven to heat through.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees (400 convection).
  2. Coat large baking dish or roasting pan with oil.
  3. In large bowl, stir butter, honey, lime juice, allspice, and Cinnamon and Ginger oils together until blended.
  4. Add sweet potato slices and toss to coat before placing on baking pan in a single layer.
    Note: If a bowl large enough to mix everything together isn’t available, place the potatoes on the baking pan and pour the glaze over the potatoes, tossing on the pan to coat as evenly as possible.
  5. Arrange the slices in a single layer in prepared dish or pan.
  6. Season potatoes with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake the sweet potatoes for 10–15 minutes and then stir to coat with glaze.
  8. Continue baking another 10–15 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized.

Keywords: gut health, side dish, immune support

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