Healthier Plate

The Healthier Plate: Sugar-Free Caramel Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Nov 17, 2015

By Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery.

Sugar-Free Caramel Pecan Sweet Potatoes

4 to 6 large sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
¼ cup butter
Whole or chopped pecans, toasted in non-stick pan for 4 to 6 minutes


Roast the sweet potatoes on a foil lined sheet pan for 45 to 60 minutes, until soft when squeezed. Remove from oven, and when cool enough to handle, peel and transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar free syrup, butter, salt and cinnamon; beat until fluffy and smooth with hand mixer. May be prepared in advance to this stage.

Spoon mixture into buttered 3-quart baking dish and arrange pecans on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.