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

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Cut sweet potato into 2 inch long by 1/4 inch sticks

3. Place them on a cookie sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and salt, and toss to thoroughly coat.

4. Bake for 15 minutes, toss, bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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23 comments

  • Kaytlynn

    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!!!!

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  • Kaytlynn

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

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  • Charlotte

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

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    • Catherine

      Add the salt with the cinnamon!

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  • Carrie

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

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    • Catherine

      I leave the skin on! Just clean well!

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  • Emily Rice

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

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    • Cynthia Calleros

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

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Naureen

    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.

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  • Nika Lange

    Sweet Potato Chips

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  • Sandra

    What brand of olive oil do you use?

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    • Catherine

      Trader joe's!

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  • HeatherChristo

    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!

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  • Adrimolina

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

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  • Aida Mollenkamp

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

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  • Nancy

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

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  • Joanne

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

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    • Kate

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

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  • Sonya

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

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  • Fabdvamommy

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

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