Robin Millers Easy and Healthy Candied Yams

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Nov. 25, 2014

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.


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



In a pan, place the yams and fill with water, about 2 inches above the yams. Cook for 10 minutes or until fork tender.

In a high speed blender, add the Greek yogurt and pure maple syrup. Pulse to combine, don’t over mix.

Reserve the 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture and add in all the remaining ingredients. Process until your desired consistency is obtained.


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 149Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 8 mg0.33%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet