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5 from 2 votes


Mashed Sweet Potatoes are so easy to make! Add this dreamy Cinnamon Maple Butter Sauce and you won't be able to go to another dinner party without it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 2-4 sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, cut off the ends of the potatoes and line a pan with foil.
  • Bake potatoes directly on the pan, until the internal temperature reaches 210 degrees F. Most regular sized sweet potatoes will take about an hour. My monstrosities took 2 hours. If you don’t have that much time, you can cut the potatoes in half.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, combine the butter, maple syrup, flour, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Whisk until smooth. Microwave for 1 minute, just until mixture begins to boil.
  • Sauce will thicken as it cools. (I like to serve mine warm.)
  • Once potatoes are done baking, remove skins and mash with a fork or potato masher. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt to enhance the flavors.
  • Serve drizzled with Cinnamon Maple Butter Sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
  • I like to drizzle half the butter sauce onto the sweet potatoes in the serving dish, then set the rest of it on the table for people to drizzle a tad more onto their serving. Yum!