Baked Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet and savory is one of my favorite flavor combinations! I always need a little sweet to my savory because, duh, my sweet tooth! And this girl can down a basket of sweet potato fries like nobody’s business. So, needless to say, this is another one of my favorite recipes. Plus, warming spices and starchy vegetables are two of my cooking essentials for fall, so this recipe is perfect for this time of year!
Spices and sweet potatoes are also great for the immune system, so I like to make sure I incorporate plenty in my diet so that I don’t get sick with all the germs flying around! I don’t know about you, but I just think food is so much more enjoyable when you know you’re providing your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at optimal levels. So, enjoy making the recipe below and knowing that your body will be thanking you for the healthy food that you feed it! 🙂
You can dip these fries in any kind of sauce/nut butter. The first picture shows a yogurt dipping sauce with a little pumpkin pie spice. In the second picture, I decided to drizzle my Baked Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoe Fries with a little Cashew Cardamon Almond Butter by Jem Organics and top it with a little coconut cream–that variation was my favorite. The Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter by Jem Organics would also be delicious. I can’t wait to make these again so I can discover more delicious combinations! I’ll post the other variations I come up with below the recipe. What’s your sauce/dip/nutbutter of choice? I’d love to hear about your delicious creations!
- For the Potatoes:
- 3 small to medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- A couple pinches of cayenne pepper
- For the Yogurt Dipping Sauce:
- Coconut kefir yogurt
- Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat the oven to 400˚ (F) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut your sweet potatoes into fry/wedge shapes and place them in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the avocado oil and spices to the sweet potato fries and toss everything together until the fries are evenly-coated.
- Evenly place the fries on the parchment-lined baking sheet (with enough room to breath or so they're not touching--this ensures maximum crispiness!).
- Bake the fries for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Remove the fries from the oven when they're tender on the inside and crispy/golden brown on the outside.
- Serve hot with some coconut yogurt sprinkled with a desired amount of pumpkin pie spice.
Want more pumpkin spice? Check out my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes!