Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet and spicy sweet potato fries are perfect with burgers.

Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

After I photographed these fries tonight, I left the plate on the table while I finished getting dinner ready. I heard the scrape and squeak of a kitchen chair slowly moving across the floor, but didn’t look. Next thing I know, my husband is telling Paige to get off the table and stop eating all the fries.

I think the little angel likes these. She was helping herself. Smart girl.

It is absolutely amazing to me how many people adore sweet potato fries — even if they don’t like sweet potatoes. Take my husband, for instance. The man wouldn’t even touch a sweet potato until last year. But one taste of a good sweet potato fry and he was hooked. Love that. And I love that my kids can’t get enough of them either.

This is a new recipe for us — but one that is literally months (okay, maybe a year) in the making. I have been working, trying and testing to get the right combination of sweet and spicy for these fries. I wanted to get the heat, but not have it leave me with a bitter taste in my mouth.

Finally – FINALLY – I got it right.


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A Sweet Kick: Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries
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Serves: serves 4
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fry shapes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle pepper (available in spice section of the supermarket or through Penzeys)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a resealable bag or container (you need room to spare) and shake until well coated. Spread the fries out in a single on a jelly roll plan that has been covered with nonstick aluminum foil (I use Reynolds brand). Avoid overcrowding.
  3. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes, flipping the fries every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned.
  4. Serve immediately.
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Category: potatoes, Recipes, side dishes, sweet potato fries

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. These sound great! Cinnamon sweet potato fries are lacking something in my opinion, and you fixed it with the spice I think!

  2. sandhya says:

    oh yum! i’ll have to try these.

  3. Love that the kids like them so much – good eating habits (and adventurous palates!) start early on. :) Sounds like Paige has good taste.

  4. Tonia says:

    I think you definitely came across the right combination here. I can’t wait to try these.

  5. Jennifer says:

    How delicious!

    I too love sweet potato fries! Have you tested yams/garnet yams and sweet potatoes? Any difference?

    Thanks for the nicely spicy fries!

  6. maris says:

    Have I mentioned before how much I love sweet potatoes? YUMM

  7. Candelaria Silva says:

    I love sweet ‘taters so I’ll try this. I usually just roast with olive oil and a little cinnamon but will add the spice. Quick, simple, delicious!

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