The sweet potatoes and cinnamon in this casserole help with regulating blood sugar levels, which can ultimately help burn dangerous belly fat.
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Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Slightly toast the pecans on a baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to simmer before removing from heat.
Scoop out insides of the baked sweet potatoes, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Using a potato masher or large fork, mash until there are no lumps left. Heat in microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Pour the syrup over the mashed sweet potatoes, and top with the toasted pecans. Serve immediately.