Chopped candied pecans or candied walnuts,for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Grease with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until well coated. Make sure the sweet potatoes are in a single layer, not touching. Sprinkle with salt.
Place the pan in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together the pure maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Remove the pan from the and drizzle the maple cinnamon mixture over the sweet potatoes. Stir until sweet potatoes are well coated. Make sure the sweet potatoes are in an even layer on the pan.
Return to oven and bake for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your sweet potatoes. Stir halfway through to make sure they are cooked evenly. I recommend checking at 10 minutes to be safe.
Remove the pan from the oven and place sweet potatoes in a serving bowl or on a platter. Garnish with candied pecans or walnuts, if using. Serve immediately.
Note-you can peel the sweet potatoes, but you don’t have to. It’s personal preference.