Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

*Sweet potatoes
*Safflower oil
Topping Option 1
*Powdered cinnamon
*Butter (optional)
Topping Option 2
*Shredded cheese
*Black pepper
*Crushed red pepper
*Salt (optional)

Sweet potatoes are too healthy and nutritious to be enjoyed only at the holidays. To save myself time and effort, I like to bake up a big batch of these so I have them ready for dinner the next few days. They make a great breakfast too!

Wash the sweet potatoes prior to baking. Coat potatoes and baking sheet in a thin layer of safflower oil and place in oven at 450 for 45-60 minutes (I don’t preheat my oven, so reduce baking time if you do). Check potatoes periodically with a fork and remove once they are soft all the way through. Before eating, slit open the top of the potato and add your desired toppings.