Yams with Ginger & Cinnamon

How timely – just came across this recipe!

Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes


6 cups yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
½ medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1-½ TBS finely minced fresh ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
½ TBS honey
1 TBS + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Slice onions and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  2. Cut yams into 1″ cubes.
  3. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 12-inch or larger stainless steel skillet.
  4. Sauté onion over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Add yams, cinnamon, honey, and 1 cup broth.
  7. Mix and simmer over low heat covered for about 15 minutes, or until yams are tender.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Enjoy!

Serves 4


7 thoughts on “Yams with Ginger & Cinnamon

  1. Annie,

    It is so funny you posted this. Just last night I was talking to my husband about yams and potatoes. We love yams, but need a new way to cook them, and this is perfect!! Thanks for this, and great timing!

    xo M

  2. Well hooray for this! And they’re not deep fried either. Yes!

    Interestingly enough I have been craving root vegetables like crazy lately. My acupuncturist said it’s because I haven’t been getting enough sleep so my body craves nighttime veggies (and sleep) to compensate. Interesting, huh?

    Anyway, I would love to try these. Sound excellent.


  3. Annie! I just made this recipe for dinner tonight and ALL my boys ate it up and loved it! Oliver ate probably an entire cup, and Milo and Andrew enjoyed it as well. I’m pretty sure it cured my nausea too (no, I’m not prego, just not feeling great today). Keep ’em coming!

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