With the popularity of Yacon Syrup from the Dr. Oz Show, we thought it would be important to write about some recipes that are perfect for this product. If you have a good recipe to cook with, it makes it much easier to bring this metabolism-booster into your diet and help you lose weight even faster.

Yacon Oat Bran Breakfast

Place water and sea salt in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil.  Slowly stir in a stream of oat bran, so that it doesn’t become lumpy. Boil for 2 minutes. Take off heat and place lid on the pan for a minute or two. Drizzle yacon syrup over oat bran to taste. One or more teaspoons of yacon will sweeten nicely with a fruity flavor.


Salad Dressing

Incorporating Yacon Syrup into your salad is a great way to boost your metabolism. Here is a great recipe for a homemade salad dressing. Just mix all these ingredients in a bowl and serve!

The Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 tbsp yacon syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • Sea salt and pepper to your liking


Grilled Chicken with Yacon Glaze

Now I eat chicken probably every day. This would be an interesting recipe since I am eating the chicken already, so why not add a metabolism booster right on it? Just grill up your chicken breasts for the family, mix the ingredients below and put the glaze on top.


  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup yacon syrup
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Yacon Caramel Corn

Now for dessert! Who doesn't love caramel corn! This is one I am really interested in trying. Seems perfect for a Friday night at home watching a movie. First just place popcorn in a bowl. Melt the butter and mix in yacon syrup. Pour this warm mixture over popcorn and mix. Add sesame seeds and torn Nori before tossing again. Let the mixture cool and serve.


  • 1/5 ounce bag popcorn
  • 3/4 cup yacon syrup
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 sheets Nori seaweed toasted and torn into small pieces
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste


Have a recipe? Post it below and we will make sure to include it in our list of recipes for other people to try!

By Jeff Moriarty