Yam Bomb

Yam Bomb

Recipe adapted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O’Donnell.

In This Article


Serves 2 

Make a quick dinner by putting yams in the oven right when you get home from work. Take some time to relax or unpack the day’s bag while they cook. You may interchange sweet potatoes and yams. 


  • 2 medium yams 
  • 2 tsp ghee, coconut oil, maple syrup, and/or almond butter 
  • Cinnamon to taste 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Poke each yam with a fork a few times.  
  • Place on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and bake until the yams are completely cooked through, about 30 minutes or more, depending on how fat the yams are.  
  • Pierce the skin with a fork to see if the flesh inside is soft, and when it is, remove yams from oven and cut an X in the tops. Peel back the skin and press the sides of each yam to create a hollow pool. 
  • To serve, fill each pool with 1 tsp each ghee, coconut oil, maple syrup, and/or almond butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste. Tahini is also delicious to dress a savory bomb.  
  • Eat with a steak knife and fork. 

Print Recipe

Thank you for visiting LifeSpa.com, where we publish cutting-edge health information combining Ayurvedic wisdom and modern science. If you are enjoying our free content, please visit our Ayurvedic Shop on your way out and share your favorite articles and videos with your friends and family.

Dr. John

Leave a Comment