Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced*
2 medium apples, thinly sliced*
1 medium orange, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or 6-12 drops liquid stevia glycerite+2 tsp. orange juice)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite granola
Honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, apple slices, orange zest and juice, maple syrup (or stevia) and spices together.

Spoon into a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Remove foil and sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Bake about 15 minutes more until the walnuts and/or granola begins to brown. Serve immediately.

*Using a vegetable mandolin will result in uniformly thin slices, but watch your fingers!