Easy Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake – Whole30 Recipe

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Sweet potato apple cranberry bake. YES. When I’m able to take three of my favorite foods and put them into a dish ALL AT THE SAME TIME, there isn’t really anything better than that. And to top it off, the dish is healthy AND Whole30 compliant? SIGN ME UP.

baked sweet potato cranberry apple whole30 compliant recipe

That’s basically what I said last year when I saw a similar recipe on a Whole30 recipe site (which unfortunately is now closed). I made the dish with a few of my own tweaks, and shared it on my clean eating Facebook page. I had no idea how much of a hit it would be, and unfortunately at the time I didn’t write down my recipe to be able to share!

No worries. I have it all fixed now.

Today I decided to recreate the baked sweet potato apple cranberry dish for you guys so you can make it too! Here is my version of the recipe:

baked sweet potato cranberry apple whole30 compliant recipe

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 apple, washed and diced (no need to peel)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (NOT dried cranberries)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt to taste
  • (Optional: walnut pieces)

Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peel your sweet potatoes and dice into evenly sized pieces. Sweet potatoes (or yams – although they are different, I use them interchangeably) can be difficult to cut, so make sure you are using a really good knife. We have a set of Wusthof Classic knives that make a huge difference in cutting ability.

Cut your apples into pieces the same size as your sweet potatoes. I don’t peel my apples for this recipe. The peels add color, crunch, and flavor to the final dish.

Wash the cranberries and sort through them to find any that are soft. A mushy cranberry does NOT taste good. Trust me.

Grease the inside of your 8×8 baking dish with your oil of choice. I usually use coconut oil or avocado oil, but you can also use cooking spray.

baked sweet potato cranberry apple whole30 compliant recipe

Add the sweet potatoes, apples, and cranberries to the greased baking dish, in that order. I like to keep the dish fairly shallow so that everything cooks evenly.

If you aren’t following Whole30, or if you don’t want to keep this recipe super healthy, you can add a couple of small pats of butter on top of the dish. Otherwise, I think it tastes perfectly fine without any added oils.

Sprinkle ground cinnamon across the top of the dish. Honestly I don’t measure my cinnamon, I just shake shake shake until it’s all over everything. I’m sure it’s possible to put too much, but that hasn’t happened yet!

Put the dish in the oven and bake for about an hour. I check a couple of pieces of sweet potato to make sure they are fork tender before removing from the oven. Sweet potatoes take the longest to soften, so you want to make sure they are done!

Now is when I sprinkle walnuts on top, and add a little salt to really bring out the flavors. Feta cheese is a delicious topping too!

Colorado lifestyle blogger, Amanda Seghetti, shares a Baked Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry recipe! Check it out now to see the delicious recipe!

Baked Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry

baked sweet potato apple cranberry whole30 compliant recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry – Whole30 Compliant Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Whole30 compliant side dish is perfect for holiday dinners!

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 apple, washed and diced (no need to peel)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (NOT dried cranberries)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt to taste
  • (Optional: walnut pieces)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease inside of 8x8 glass baking dish with coconut oil (or cooking spray if not following Whole30/Paleo).
  3. Add sweet potatoes, apples, and cranberries to dish, spreading evenly.
  4. Lightly dust top with cinnamon.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour or until potato and apple pieces are softened and "fork tender."
  6. Salt to taste after cooking. Top with a few walnut pieces for crunch if you like. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

This dish is amazing for fall and winter, and I typically serve it every year at Christmas. I wasn’t following the Whole30 at that time, so we sprinkled crumbled feta cheese on top for some added flavor. It was a hit.

It also makes an appearance on our Thanksgiving menu pretty often too!

If you want to be able to make this at other times during the year, you may want to stock up on fresh cranberries and freeze them. Dried cranberries aren’t recommended due to added ingredients that aren’t Whole30 compliant.

Colorado lifestyle blogger, Amanda Seghetti, shares a Baked Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry recipe! Check it out now to see the delicious recipe!

This recipe is also easily doubled for a family or for extra leftovers. I decided to keep the recipe small because my family doesn’t always want to eat my Whole30 foods. And honestly – that’s ok with me because I love this dish so much that I want it all for myself!

Let me know if you try out this easy Whole30 recipe, and tell me what you think! You can find more delicious Whole30 recipes here (a month of them, actually).

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