Cinnamon & Cayenne Sweet Potatoes and Apples

sweetapplesThis is a super easy slow cooker recipe for those of you that like to cook sweet potatoes in bulk. Apples and sweet potatoes, a dish full of carbs. This one works well for the athlete or weightlifter that wants a healthy dose of good carbs to fit into their post workout meals. You can alter the seasoning amounts to your liking, but I really like to combination of cinnamon and cayenne. It is definitely not boring.


What you need:

  • 4 cups of sweet potatoes, sliced medium thin. I used about 6 smallish potatoes. 
  • 2 gala apples. Peeled, cored, and sliced medium.
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil.
  • 1 to 2 tsp of cayenne pepper.
  • 1 to 2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin.
  • slight pinch of finely ground sea salt.

How you make it:

  1. Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into medium thin slices. I use a mandoline. 
  2. Peel and core your apples, and slice the same thickness.
  3. Layer your apples and potatoes in your slow cooker, mixing the apples among the potatoes.
  4. Add your seasonings and mix well either by hand or with a spoon. Make sure everything is evenly coated.
  5. Add your coconut oil or ghee to the top so it melts down during cooking.
  6. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6.
  7. Results will be somewhat mushy and brown, yet super easy and super tasty. Enjoy!



  1. toni says:

    How many servings in this recipe?

    1. Jason says:

      Depends on how large or small of a portion size you wish, but roughly 6 to 8.

  2. Sharyn says:

    I just made this today and loved it. I served it with a good dollop of Greek yogurt – not Paleo I know but neither am I. Just into healthy food.

  3. Shay says:

    I am making these but I’m not going to peel the sweet potatoes… I am not sure if I will peel the apples either (can you tell I’m lazy).

    Prepping everything right now. Excited to see how they taste 🙂

  4. Nicole Zavecz says:

    This is one of the first paleo recipes that caught my eye. Anything sweet potato=win

  5. Shyra says:

    Want to try this but only have Fuji apples. Will it make a difference in the overall taste of the recipe if I use Fuji instead of gala?

    1. Jason says:

      Just the different apple taste I suppose.

    2. Christina says:

      I think Fuji would probably actually work better since they are firmer. My Galas are REALLY soft before cooking. I know the recipe basically says they’ll be mush, but I’m thinking I’ll try a harder apple next time.
      Mine is cooking as we speak so I’ll let ya know! 🙂

      1. Christina says:

        FYI unless you are a fan of spicy – dial down the cayenne. Otherwise pretty good!

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