Whenever we go to a steak place Shane usually orders a sweet potato. It always looks so yummy when they bring it out that I "share" with him. One of the best baked sweet potatoes that we've had was at Lonestar Steakhouse. Sweet potatoes are no stranger to our kitchen table, but because of all the fat and added calories I had never made them the "Lonestar way" - smothered in butter, sugar and cinnamon. This week we've had them twice and so love them! And guess what - you can make awesome sweet potatoes that taste better than pie (seriously!) without adding a lot of fat and calories. When made this way you add only 47 calories and 2.7 grams of fat. Not too bad and it's so sweet and filling that you'll probably skip dessert anyway! Here's how we do it.
4 Sweet Potatoes rinsed
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter
You can bake the sweet potatoes in the oven if you'd like, but we just stick them in the microwave and use the "potato" setting. Make sure to prick the sweet potatoes with a knife or fork a few times so they don't explode in your microwave! Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. When the sweet potatoes are cooked slice open and melt about 3/4 teaspoon butter on each and sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy!