Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

by Marla on November 4, 2013 · 47 comments

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Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | A GREAT #Thanksgiving Side Dish |

Looking for a great Thanksgiving side dish? Look no further ~ these Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes will change your life. Forever & ever.

You can serve these sweet potatoes for brunch, as an any day side dish/main course and of course on Turkey Day! This recipe is inspired by the awesome new cookbook, The New Southwest by Megan Micozzi (Scarletta Bakes)

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There are so many recipes I am intrigued by in this book. I have always loved the flavors of the American Southwest & Megan has profound knowledge & innovative take on this cuisine.

She offers us a funky modern twist on this classic cooking style.

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | A GREAT #Thanksgiving Side Dish |

This book has an abundance of sweet & savory recipes to choose from.

I took the liberty to use some of the ingredients I had in my house. Instead of walnuts I used toasted pecans. I swapped out brown sugar for pure maple syrup. I didn’t have ancho chile. I added a little bit of greek yogurt to the potato mash. I also added my true love, ground cinnamon.

And I topped these pretties with extra nuts, raisins & bacon.

Bacon LOVE |

And bourbon maple syrup.

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I think Megan would be OK with all of that!

Yours truly has a blurb on the back of this book. I was truly honored to be asked by Megan to do this. She is an awesome gal ~ we spent time together last year for reals at the Idaho Potato Harvest Tour.  She is a blast and we loved that trip!

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Some more recipes I can’t wait to try from her cookbook:

  • Caramel-Soaked Mexican Chocolate Pancakes
  • Feast Day Cookies
  • Hatch Chili Cheese Burgers
  • Pinyon Butter Oatmeal
  • Pomegranate & Lime Chicken Thighs
  • Sweet Glazed Avocado Doughnuts
  • Roasted Garlic Guacamole
  • and many, many more!

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | A GREAT #Thanksgiving Side Dish |

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 cup Pecans (or Walnuts), coarsely chopped
  • 4 large Sweet Potatoes, select ones of similar size
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup or Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Fat Free Greek Yogurt or Heavy Cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground Chipotle Chile
  • fine Sea Salt to taste
  • ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Golden Raisins
  • Coconut Oil (spray or some that is melted)
  • 6 slices Baked Bacon, crumbled
  • Toppings
  • Nuts
  • Rasins
  • Bacon crumbles


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Lay nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until fragrant and light golden brown. About 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Set aside 1/4 cup nuts for topping.
  • Pierce through the skin of the sweet potatoes several times with a sharp knife or fork. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until tender about 60-75 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Slice the potatoes in half. Carefully scoop out the flesh and put in a large bowl. Stir in the butter, spices, maple syrup, yogurt/cream into the potato flesh. Combine and mash well until you have a uniform purée. Season with salt to taste. Fold in the toasted pecans & raisins (set aside 1/4 cup raisins for the topping.)
  • Carefully refill the potato skins with the mixture and top with some coconut oil. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately and top with nuts, raisins & bacon. giveaway

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One lucky resident of the USA can win this cookbook right here. You can also purchase one immediately at This would be great for your personal collection & perfect for holiday gifts too!

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Disclosure: This cookbook was sent to me to review and I am so happy to share it with you!

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa November 4, 2013 at 6:13 am

A tasty combo! This wholesome dish is wonderful.




2 Maria November 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

Great way to enjoy sweet potatoes!


3 Julie @ Table for Two November 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

What a great and unique way to use up sweet potatoes! Great Thanksgiving idea, too!


4 vaishali November 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

Cumin is my favorite spice.


5 Kari M November 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

We go through a lot of cumin in our house!


6 Teawench November 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

I’m generally a fan of chipotle.

I just bought a bag of sweet potatoes and I think I’ll have to do a few this way for work lunches.


7 Jessica W November 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

I love tex mex food the best


8 barbara n November 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

I love Guacamole with Cilantro!


9 Tina Marie November 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

Sounds sooo good!!!


10 Marian (Sweetopia) November 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

Yum! Looks perfect, Marla!


11 Alina November 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

This dish looks fantastic. My favorite southwest spice would be cumin. It adds a distinct flavor to the food.


12 Sean C November 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

The recipe sounds delicious. I love nachos!!!!


13 Meagan November 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

Love, love, LOVE this so much, Marla! Your adaptations are more than OK – they’re stellar and brilliant! I have a personal life rule to never say no to bacon, and that bourbon maple syrup?!? Brilliant! Thanks so very much for your kind words, Marla! Hugs!! :)


14 Marla November 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

Awesome sharing your book with my folks Meagan!! Can’t wait to cook up more of your recipes :)


15 Shelly November 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

I love cumin!


16 Laura November 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

Marla, I have been following your blog for a few months now and you have delicious recipes with amazing presentation, and I love hearing about life in Telluride, since it is one of my favorite summer destinations. I can’t wait to try this recipe as a main course!!


17 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

Congrats to Meagan on her book and that’s so cool you have a blurb on the flap! You’re famous :) Those potatoes are gorgeous!


18 Hannah November 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

I do love twice-baked potatoes!


19 Marty November 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

I love quesadillas and fajitas. Thanks for the giveaway!!


20 Jacqui November 4, 2013 at 11:08 am



21 libby November 4, 2013 at 11:08 am

Use a lot of cumin


22 Julie November 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

I love cumin! Saw this book this weekend and am now really wanting it!


23 Lynn November 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

This looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.


24 HeatherChristo November 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

These look INCREDIBLE!!!!


25 Harrison Hamada November 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

churro sheep


26 Christy Spurlock November 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Sweet Potatoes


27 Gaby November 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

omg i love the flavors in this! brings out my southwestern self! gorgeous pic too!


28 Elizabeth N. November 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Chipotle and cumin are used all the time in my kitchen.


29 Louis November 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I like chicken quesadillas.


30 Meryl November 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I love Penzey’s Southwest Seasoning. Also, Spice Island cumin and chili powder.


31 Sherry D. November 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Chipotle Chilies & Cheese Enchiladas!!!!


32 Brittany November 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm

These twice baked sweet potatoes look delicious! My favorite southwest ingredient is pico de gallo!


33 Yvette - Muy Bueno November 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Yay Meagan! I love seeing your recipes made by others and Marla of course did a great job. Yum!


34 Marla November 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

Thanks so much Yvette :)


35 Tieghan November 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

This is once of my favorite flavor combos! These are gorgeous!


36 Sarah L November 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

My favorite Southwest spice is cumin. We use it a lot and got my parents hooked on it, too. I also really like green chiles.


37 Kelly G. November 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

I love green chili! Anything with chili is amazing but specifically green chili!


38 Samantha @ Five Heart Home November 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

These look amazing, Marla…what a perfect combination of flavors! Sharing on my FiveHeartHome FB wall…thanks for such a great Thanksgiving recipe!


39 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

I love adding chipotle to sweet potatoes, these look killer!


40 Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme November 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I made this recipe for my family tonight. Even my six year old loved it (minus the chipotle for her). Such a great way to flavor up a sweet potato. LOVE IT!


41 Heather November 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I like adding cayenne to everything!


42 Jessica November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

You can never go wrong with cumin!


43 Kristi Gilleland November 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I love shrimp fajitas. I really like so much Southwestern it is hard to say, but I think that’s my favorite. I like a combination of chili powder with cumin as a favorite spice. (I can’t decide which, both are about equally important to me.)


44 Nutmeg Nanny November 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I seriously love twice baked potatoes, I am dying to make this recipe and give these a taste. yum!!


45 Carolsue November 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I love Adobo Chicken Wings and Navajo Fry Bread!
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46 Charlene Glover November 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love some yummy chicken tacos


47 Carolsue November 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I like Pork Carnitas cooked in the crockpot
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