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.
In the fall when you start changing the way you cook and eat based on all of the vegetables available in the season you’ll most likely be reaching for sweet potatoes.
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.
This recipe is one of our families favorite side dishes. They’re a perfect accompaniment to No Work Chicken, Salmon Burgers or Herb Brined Pork Chops. Not only are sweet potatoes unbelievably nutritious, a superfood packed with calcium, potassium, Vitamin A and C, but also incredibly kid friendly. With just the addition of a little spice, these Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries are elevated to a spectacularly addictive recipe!
The best part is that they only take minutes to prepare, but the tips in this video will help you even more.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut sweet potato into 2 inch long by 1/4 inch sticks
- Place them on a cookie sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and salt, and toss to thoroughly coat.
- Bake for 15 minutes, toss, bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
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Made these today and my little guy loved them! Sweet potatoes are his favorite so this recipe was a definite for us. Thanks!
Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!
Our favorite dip for sweet potato fries is Maple Syrup…Yum!
Made these to tonight and they were wonderful! Any suggestion for something to dip them in?
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I just made these and even my husband loved them! Def making them more often!
I hear you on the lack of fall in LA – at least these sweet potato fries help to embrace the season!
These just came out of the oven, so good!!
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!
What brand of olive oil do you use?
Sweet Potato Chips
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.
Hmmm maybe you put too much oil? I have never had a problem with them being soggy!
I always have that problem too. I wonder if that’s just what they’re supposed to be like?
How do you keep the fries from becoming soggy? Every time I make sweet potato fries, they always turn out so soggy!
I leave the skin on! Just clean well!
Would you recommend peeling the sweet potatoes, or leaving the skin on?
Add the salt with the cinnamon!
do you add salt with cinnamon or add it after they are cooked? Look yummy!
Type-o! Woopsy, I mean such, not divvy, don’t know where that came from :p
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!!!!