Slow Cooker Coconut Sweet Potatoes


• 2 1⁄2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

• 1⁄4 cup evaporated cane juice crystals/cane sugar (or brown sugar or honey) -- optional

• 1⁄4 cup flaked coconut

• 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional) & raisins

• 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

¼  teaspoon nutmeg

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 2 tablespoons melted butter or sliced





In a greased 4 quart crock pot, combine sweet potatoes, sweetener, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Toss to coat. Pour butter evenly over the top.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are done.  If using the Instant Pot (see below), cook on slow cook for approximately 3 hours.   

Stir mixture to coat and then serve.

Yield: 6 servings


-If you want a sweeter version of this recipe, drizzle each serving with a bit of pure maple syrup.

- Vanilla is yummy in this.