Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

This Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert is a tasty, elegant bite of deliciousness, best served with premium vanilla ice cream!

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

I love how God works through people, and how we can encourage one another daily. I had a chat with my good friend, Emily, last week. It was a real, down to earth talk on the phone, about life, and then the topic that is all too popular with so many of us: How we can pile too much on our plates! (I met Emily at Jaguar Creek in Belize, earlier this year.)

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

Speaking of a small dessert plate, today I’m sharing a delicious recipe that my daughter created over the holidays, that I’m just now getting around to sharing, Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert.

What a treat, such a delicious bite of warm sweet potatoes, served as a dessert!

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

It’s not too much, and so elegant!

Of course, just like a good friend in your life, the ice cream is the perfect added touch.

And I love the flavor of vanilla!

It’s always a joy to talk to my friend, Em, and I love her sense of humor and honesty. We were trying to figure out a few things, and the subject of how women try to tackle too much was our topic. Be watching for more information I’ll be sharing about a new project she is working on, Beyond Kindness Tour: Love on Purpose. She’ll be inspiring others to take a tour of kindness right where you live. No need to travel to be kind! Right?

Back to taking on too much … Emily’s words made a big impact, as I thought about how I’ve made so many changes to my schedule this past year!

I’m realizing that I can only juggle a small dessert plate now, where it used to be a giant serving platter!

How true is this?

When we think we can do it all, and we never slow down, it takes a hit on us and our family. Many of us have learned this.

But now, our small to-do lists even seem big! We wrestle with ever getting through our “small” list of the day!

My tips to staying productive:

  • Pray for wisdom and listen in the mornings. Sit in silence.
  • Prioritize a to-do list and write it down. (This is best done the night before.)
  • Do the important things during the first half of the day. Do the easier tasks, that take less mental energy, during the last half of day.
  • Don’t forget to exercise and take a break outside. I have my Fit-Bit on today, do you?
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Stay focused: Turn your ringer off on your phone, take alerts off of your phone!
  • Have a plan for dinner.
  • Basically, by 3 pm, you start thinking about dinner, winding down, enjoying your family, getting dinner on the table or heading out to meet friends, SLOWING DOWN.
  • Enjoy the evening. Don’t keep burning the candle (it will catch up with you).
  • Get lots of sleep. You can take all the Vitamin C in the world, but really what your body needs (and doesn’t excrete out) is sleep and rest. Slowing down.

And then start over again the next morning.

What size of plate do you find yourself juggling right now?

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium/large sweet potato, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 c pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil; add cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, vanilla, and salt in small bowl and mix together.
  2. Taking one large sweet potato, cut width-wise down the center; cut halves in half. Brush the sweet potato pieces with melted coconut oil, and cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven, spread pecan mixture on top; broil for 2-4 minutes, or until lightly golden and caramelized.
  4. Serve 1 wedge of sweet potato with a serving of vanilla ice-cream.
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More elegant desserts: Roasted Pineapple with Honey & Pistachios [A Beautiful Plate], Roasted Cherry Parfaits Recipe [She Wears Many Hats], Balsamic Cream Roasted Peaches [Fifteen Spatulas], and Roasted Strawberries Brie Appetizer (or dessert).

Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert

One comment on “Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert”

  1. oh man. I would totally love this! I wish my hubby liked sweet potatoes more. :/

    I would say I’m juggling a med/large plate with the potential of it being large. Trying to find creative way to make money from home, trying to get youngest through final two months of HS/College, plan grad party, plan NY trip, and just life. Aaarrgghh! LOL.
    Some days I feel like I can tackle it like a boss, other days, not so much.

    Great tips. I like to make a list the night before, and depending how the next days schedule depends on what I tackle first. I’d like to tackle the more consuming things first thing, but sometimes we have little guys here in the morning and I can’t focus quite as much. Downside is, by afternoon, I don’t often want to tackel them.

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