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Sunday Recipe Makeover: Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns

Caramel Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns

Caramel Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns

With the holidays comes dinners with friends and family. Everyone brings a dish and the meal is extravagant and your plate is overloaded with food. Sometimes the hardest thing is trying to figure out what dish to bring. You want to bring something delicious but also nothing too boring. Mashed potatoes have been done a million times over and roasted veggies don’t really seem to fit the bill. What you need is a delectable dish of Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns that fits with the cozy theme of Christmas and has the guests coming back for more!


What better dish than one that has apples AND sweet potato in it. Not only is this dish vegan, but can also be used for the Paleo diet as well as the Whole30 diet. There is no way you can go wrong with bringing this side dish to your holiday dinners!


Ingredients (Recipe made to serve 2-4)

  • 1 large Sweet Potato (peeled and diced)
  • 1 large Apple (pink lady or granny smith apples work well – diced)
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil (to be used separately)
  • ½ tsp. Fine Grain Sea Salt
  • ¼ – ½ tsp. Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp. Organic Coconut Sugar (optional – if doing a Whole30 meal, do not use this)



  1. Heat a large cast iron pan (preferably non-stick) over medium heat
  2. Add the 2 tbsp. of coconut oil to the pan
  3. Once the pan is heated, add the diced sweet potatoes and sprinkle them evenly with the sea salt
  4. Stir to ensure the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and salt
  5. Cover the pan for about 2 minutes
  6. Uncover and stir (be sure to lower the heat if the potatoes start to brown too much)
  7. Cover once more and let the potatoes cook for another 2-4 minutes (or until they are soft)
  8. Uncover the pan and continue to cook while stirring, until the potatoes are light brown all over
  9. Add the diced apples as well as the remaining 2 tsp. of coconut oil to the mixture
  10. If you decide to add the coconut sugar (for non-Whole30 version) add this to the mixture as well
  11. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 more minutes or until the apples and potatoes are both brown
  12. Adjust the heat of your stove to ensure that the mixture does not burn
  13. One the apples and potatoes are nicely browned, soft, and warmed, remove them from the heat and stir in the cinnamon
  14. Let the mixture cool and enjoy!


A big shout out to PaleoRunningMomma for the awesome recipe! It will be one that will make guests happy and bellies filled. May all of your Christmas celebrations be cozy and yummy![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]