Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Nov 07 , 2020

Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Add a little spin to your traditional Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with this sweet & nutty additions.  Family & friends will thank you!


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; stir in melted butter. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  • Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts.

Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.