Cinnamon Yam Bites

Yams or Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene – an important nutrient which helps promote healthy eyesight, strong immune function, radiant skin and cellular health.  Even better, these vegetables are loaded with a great sweet flavor to satisfy a sweet tooth and crowd out sugary snacks. A little dose of cinnamon makes these an awesome treat that can be used as part of a meal (think: a new version of ‘fish and yam chips’) or as a fun and satisfying treat to snack on during the day.  This recipe is super simple!

We tend to use sweet potatoes and yams interchangeably, which works very well.  If you are curious what the difference is between them – read all about it here

Cinnamon Yam Bites (cubes) on a baking tray

Servings: 4

Prep time: about 5 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes



2 large yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into cubes

1 Tbsp olive oil

½ tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon



  • Preheat over to 400 degrees F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (1 yam or sweet potato takes about 1 baking sheet).
  • Put yam cubes into a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the cubes and mix well to coat. Sprinkle the salt and cinnamon on top.  Mix well to cover the cubes.
  • Place the cubes evenly on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.  Flip the cubes over, and bake for remaining 15 minutes.
  • Variation: you can add other favorite spices such as cloves or nutmeg if desired.


This recipe is from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

© Institute for Integrative Nutrition 2012