Spicy Yams Recipe - A Healthy Way to Cook with Coconut Oil

Growing up, i only ate Yams during Family Holiday Dinners which typically involved Mushy, Baby Food-Ish orange goop mixed with canned crushed pineapple and topped with burned marshmallows. Let me tell, Yams don't have to be so Painfully boring, and disgusting, and can actually taste good and be very healthy! Especially when they are SPICY!


Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Basil leaves 4 , chop
Garlic cloves 4 , mince
Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Yam 4 , cubed



1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Chop the yams into small cubes to ensure they cook properly


3. Heat up a pan on the stove. Add the garlic mince and coconut oil to a small bowl and place on top of the pan to heat.

4. Once done, add this to the yams in a baking tray.

5. Add the cayenne pepper, pepper, sea salt, chopped basil leaves, paprika and oregano and toss well together. 6. Cover the baking tray with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until the yams are soft.


7. Plate and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 279Calories from Fat 37

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 117 mg4.88%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.3%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet