Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries
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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries



I wish I could tell you that I feel autumn in the air, but here in Southern California it can feel like summer until well into the fall. After talking to my cousin on the phone today, I got homesick for my old Kentucky home. She told me how crisp the weather is there and how she was already starting to see pumpkins on doorsteps and in the market. Having just talked to Kenya and Chloe about their Halloween costumes the other day (in 80 degree weather mind you), I'm feeling nostalgic for the East coast and the fall flavors I so love.

One of the many things we get in California year round are gorgeous, deep orange colored sweet potatoes. I buy them at our local farmers' market and they make the most divine french fries. They are so flavorful I usually serve them up plain, but for this recipe I jazzed them up by letting the kids sprinkle them with cinnamon and salt, making this great side dish taste almost like dessert.

Now's a great time to bring all those fall flavors you love into your kitchen. These Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect way to start.

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries  (serves 4 )

  • Prep Time: 5 mins,
  • Cook Time: 30 mins,
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I wish I could tell you that I feel autumn in the air, but here in Southern California it can feel like summer until well into the fall. After talking to my cousin on the phone today, I got homesick for my old Kentucky home. She told me how crisp the...


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 2. Cut sweet potato into 2 inch long by 1/4 inch sticks
  3. 3. Place them on a cookie sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and salt, and toss to thoroughly coat.
  4. 4. Bake for 15 minutes, toss, bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

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  2. fabdvamommy

    January 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Made these today and my little guy loved them! Sweet potatoes are his favorite so this recipe was a definite for us. Thanks!

  3. Sonya

    January 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. Joanne

    October 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Made these to tonight and they were wonderful! Any suggestion for something to dip them in?

    • Kate

      November 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Our favorite dip for sweet potato fries is Maple Syrup…Yum!

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  6. Nancy

    October 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I just made these and even my husband loved them! Def making them more often!

  7. aida mollenkamp

    October 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I hear you on the lack of fall in LA – at least these sweet potato fries help to embrace the season!

  8. adrimolina

    September 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    These just came out of the oven, so good!!

  9. HeatherChristo

    September 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Oh yeah, it’s getting to be fall up here in Seattle, but no matter where you are, these sweet potato fried should get you in the autumn mood!

  10. Sandra

    September 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    What brand of olive oil do you use?

    • catherine

      September 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Trader joe’s!

  11. Nika Lange

    September 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Sweet Potato Chips

  12. Naureen

    September 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    My problem with sweet potato fries isn’t sogginess, it’s rather shrinkage :).
    If I cook them directly in the conventional oven they will shrink and get half the size, but I find they retain their shape better if I “par-cook” them in the microwave for a few minutes before popping them in the oven for a crispy coat.

  13. Emily Rice

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am

    How do you keep the fries from becoming soggy? Every time I make sweet potato fries, they always turn out so soggy!

    • catherine

      September 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Hmmm maybe you put too much oil? I have never had a problem with them being soggy!

    • Cynthia Calleros

      September 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I always have that problem too. I wonder if that’s just what they’re supposed to be like?

      • Amber

        September 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

        I always have the same problem! I just read that if you soak the cut sweet potatoes in cold water (and then pat dry) for an hour or so before cooking, it helps make the potatoes crisper. I haven’t done it yet to testify to its effectiveness, but it’s worth a try!

  14. Carrie

    September 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Would you recommend peeling the sweet potatoes, or leaving the skin on?

    • catherine

      September 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      I leave the skin on! Just clean well!

  15. charlotte

    September 25, 2013 at 11:10 am

    do you add salt with cinnamon or add it after they are cooked? Look yummy!

    • catherine

      September 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Add the salt with the cinnamon!

  16. kaytlynn

    September 25, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Type-o! Woopsy, I mean such, not divvy, don’t know where that came from :p

  17. kaytlynn

    September 25, 2013 at 5:29 am

    These sound delicious. About 3/4 of my family likes sweet potato fries, and these may have the last 1/4 like them! We just got a whole bag of sweet potatoes, and 2 whole bags of regular ones, which I with need to do something with. Thanks for divvy fast, fresh, healthy, and easy recipes! You rock!!!!