“A really simple recipe, but the best addition to your Sunday lunch. Maple syrup brings out the natural sweetness of the veggies, while the paprika, cayenne and rosemary add a whole new level of flavour. The veg become so sweet and tender when baked like this, so everyone will love them! If you’re not ready to go full veggie and serve with nut roast, then try adding them to a conventional roast instead; it’s a great way to start getting your friends and family excited about plant-based meals.” Deliciously Ella
- 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed well
- 4 carrots, peeled
- 4 parsnips, peeled
- Olive oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200oC (fan 180oC).
- Cut the sweet potatoes into equal-sized wedges and halve the carrots and parsnips lengthways.
- Place in a large baking tray in a single layer, or spread them over 2 trays.
- Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup and sprinkle over the paprika and cayenne pepper.
- Toss everything together, then tuck the rosemary into the veg and season to taste.
- Roast for 60 minutes, turning once or twice in that time.
- When they’re finished cooking, the veg should be golden and sticky, with edges that are slightly crisp…delicious!
Adapted from Deliciously Ella with Friends, by kind permission of Ella Mills. Discover more delicious meals and snacks in Ella’s new book Deliciously Ella with Friends, available on Amazon.
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