Time flies, it’s that time of year again when family dinners bring everyone in the family together for comfort food…meals that bind and bond the family. I am sure every family has a few iconic dishes that mom makes – dishes that bring warmth to the heart (and stomach) in cold winter months. That’s what I love most about holiday dinners; they are not about the best turkey, ham, stuffing, or mashed potatoes on the dining table, but the notion that this is the season family comes together to celebrate union, love and harmony. I love it.
When it comes to comfort food, sweet potatoes have always been my family’s favorite. And the best part is, they are gluten-free! There is something about oven-baked sweet potatoes doused in a sweet glaze, such as this absolutely delicious Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans. This side dish practically screams Fall/Winter, and this is something that I make again and again throughout the season. It’s the perfect sweet comfort food!
The secret ingredient for a perfect glaze is Argo® corn starch, which is gluten-free. Unlike honey, maple syrup is a lot more liquidy, so I always use Argo® corn starch to thicken the glaze, so every surface of the sweet potatoes is nicely coated with the tasty maple glaze. And every bite is bursting with the sweetness of the maple syrup. It’s absolutely delightful.
I love nuts so I also added some pecans to the sweet potatoes, which lend a nice crunch and nutty flavor to the dish. This recipe is so easy with less than 10 minutes active time. The oven does all the work while I putter around in the kitchen and work on my main entrees. I adapted this Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe from ArgoStarch.com. This is a gluten-free recipe so make it for your holiday dinner, or for regular weeknight or weekend dinners. I can assure you that your family would love it. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Argo® Corn Starch and I am sharing this recipe as an Argo® Corn Starch Blog Ambassador.