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Robin Miller’s Easy and Healthy Candied Yams

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This healthy and easy candied yam recipe by Food Network chef and author Robin Miller, is a delicious, velvety smooth take on a classic dish that will save you calories. With a perfect combination of sweet and cinnamon-y spice, you and everyone at your table will be asking for seconds. We didn't forget about the best part. Marshmallows are delicious but add inches to your waistline. This side-dish recipe for candied yams has a healthier version of the mouth-watering, melty marshmallows and trust us when we say-- it's SUPER tasty. It's a healthier version of a dish that you loved as a child that you can finally fall in love with all over again during the next holiday feast.
Ingredients
  Yam 2 Pound, cut into 2 inch pieces
  Non fat greek yogurt 6 Ounce
  Pure maple syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar/Raw sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Ground cinnamon/Pumpkin pie spice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING

  1. In a pan, place the yams and fill with water, about 2 inches above the yams. Cook for 10 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. In a high speed blender, add the Greek yogurt and pure maple syrup. Pulse to combine, don’t over mix.
  3. Reserve the 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture and add in all the remaining ingredients. Process until your desired consistency is obtained.

SERVING

  1. Take out the yam in a serving bowl and top with reserved yogurt mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Yam
Interest: 
Easy, Holiday, Healthy, Fall
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Low Fat
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 149 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.1%

Saturated Fat 0.81 g4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.2 mg1.1%

Sodium 8.6 mg0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 4 g15.9%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 3.3% Vitamin C 25.9%

Calcium 1.9% Iron 3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Robin Miller’s Easy And Healthy Candied Yams Recipe Video