Sweet Potato Casserole

The sweet potatoes and cinnamon in this casserole help with regulating blood sugar levels, which can ultimately help burn dangerous belly fat. 

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1/4 cup chopped pecans
6 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp orange zest
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 large sweet potatoes, baked

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.


2. Slightly toast the pecans on a baking sheet.


3. In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to simmer before removing from heat.


4. Scoop out insides of the baked sweet potatoes, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Using a potato masher or large fork, mash until there are no lumps left. Heat in microwave on high for 3 minutes.


5. Pour the syrup over the mashed sweet potatoes, and top with the toasted pecans. Serve immediately.