Paleo Korean Caramelized Sweet Potatoes Goguma Mattang
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5 from 3 votes

Paleo Korean Caramelized Sweet Potatoes (Goguma Mattang)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 1 lb Japanese sweet potatoes (about 1 large or 2 small)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut them into thick wedges making sure they are all evenly sized.
  • Coat and toss the sweet potato wedges with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and sea salt.
  • Spread the sweet potato wedges on a baking pan and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are golden.
  • Turn up the oven to broil, then broil the sweet potatoes for 2-3 minutes until they are extra crispy.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are done, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp coconut oil, coconut sugar, and honey.
  • Once the sauce begins to boil, turn the heat to low to simmer until the coconut sugar is dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat and add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and lay the coated sweet potatoes on a parchment paper, making sure they don't touch each other.
  • Cool for at 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy immediately!