Its weekend and you feel like comfort food but don’t want to compromise health? These home-baked sweet potato fries fit the bill! Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, these fries are a real treat.

Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to regular white potatoes. Both contain essential nutrients and roughly the same calorie content, however, sweet potatoes contain more vitamin C and a lot more vitamin A, in fact, 100 grams of sweet potato provides roughly 300% of your daily recommend intake for vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for eye and immune system health as well as supports growth and development, amongst other things.

These fries work well as a side to your dinner or as a snack.

This recipe will make fries two and will take roughly ten minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake.

INGREDIENTS

  • Four sweet potatoes
  • Two tablespoons of coconut oil
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon
  • One teaspoon of chillies
  • ½ teaspoon of salt & pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat the oven on 220C while you clean the potatoes
  2. Cut the clean potatoes in fries size chunks
  3. In a bowl, mix the chunks in with the other ingredients
  4. Spread the fries out over two oven trays lined with baking sheets and place them in the oven
  5. Turn the fries once or twice while they bake
  6. Take the fries out once they look golden brown – that’s it!

Tip: make sure the fries are not touching – give them plenty of space. If they are touching they will get soggy while if they are separated they will become golden brown and crispy.