Vegan Candied Yams

Candied Yams

Who doesn’t love candied yams? I know I do! This recipe was one that I learned prior to becoming vegan, but like most dishes I figured this could be easily “veganized”. Honestly, there really wasn’t much that I had to swap out to make these Candied Yams, just the butter. Of course, I decided to use Earth Balance instead. I also didn’t have any clove, so I did without. The marshmallows are completely optional, but I ate them this way growing up so it just felt like the right thing to do. Where’d I find vegan-friendly marshmallows? Trader Joe’s of course 🙂 This recipe is so simple! Go ahead and give it a try!

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Vegan Candied Yams

Vegan Candied Yams
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5 from 1 vote

Candied Yams

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 5 Medium sized yams
  • 8 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 cup Organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup Organic brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Pure vanilla extract
  • vegan marshmallows to taste, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350.
    Peel, then chop the yams (about 1/2 inch thick).
    Place the yams into a 9x13 bake dish.
  • Place the butter into a medium sized pot, then melt it over medium heat.
    Once the butter is melted, sprinkle in the white & brown sugar, ground cinnamon,ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground clove.
    Turn the stove off, mix the ingredients, then add in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the candied mixture over the yams, and try to coat all the yams with the mixture.
    Next, cover the bake dish with foil, then bake the yams in the oven for 30 minutes.
    Remove the yams from the oven, and baste them with the candied mixture.
    Cover the yams, and bake them for another 15-20 minutes.
    **During the last 3-4 minutes, add the marshmallows until browned (optional)
  • Remove the yams from the oven, and let them sit for about 10 minutes before serving.


  1. 5 stars
    So good and so easy! This recipe reminded me of the yams my mom made when I was a kid. I also added marshmallows (used Dandies brand) and I used Miyokos butter. I’ll definitely use this recipe again!

  2. Would it be too sweet if I did a marshmallow topping in the last 5 minutes of cooking? I want to make these for Thanksgiving, but my dad really loves marshmallows.

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