This is probably the EASIEST side dish to make, and one of the most nutritional carbohydrates you can add to your plate. Here's how I prepare them...
What you'll need:
Add a half inch of water (eyeball this) to your crockpot and set on medium. Wash sweet potatoes under running, warm water. Add them to the crockpot and check on them at about 4 hours time. If able to pierce the potatoes easily with a fork, remove. Mash with fork or potato masher (keep skin on for a nutritional boost) in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, sea salt, coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil, and cinnamon (optional). Really the spices are up to you, but I like the sweet and savory taste this combo brings!
Food for thought: Did you know that boiling sweet potatoes is actually more nutritional than baking? Boiling may actually retain most of the cancer-and-disease fighting nutrients, especially Vitamin A.