Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Paleo and Whole 30 approved!


  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into fries (about 1/2 inch max – try and make the fries as close in size as possible)
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted in the microwave
  • Salt


  1. Preheat your oven too 400 degrees
  2. Place the fries in a large ziplock bag and add your arrowroot powder
  3. Seal the bag and shake well until the fries are evenly coated
  4. Add your melted coconut oil to the bag of fries
  5. Seal the bag and shake until the fries are evenly coated
  6. Dump the fries out onto a baking sheet and arrange them so they are laid out evenly and aren’t touching. If you crowd the fries, they won’t brown, so you want there to be a little bit of space between each one
  7. Bake the fries for twenty minutes. When the twenty minutes are up, remove from the oven, toss around with a spatula (the fries will probably want to stick to the baking sheet, so really press the spatula down into the baking sheet as you scrape under the fries – a thin metal spatula works best, but I’ve used plastic before, too. Using parchment paper will also make them not stick). Using tongs, arrange the fries again like you did in step 6 so that they aren’t touching. This step is the hardest because the fries are soft but not crispy, so they are a little harder to work with, so just be gentle when you’re arranging them!
  8. Bake for another 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, toss with a spatula, and arrange them again, placing the brown sides of the fries up so they don’t burn against the baking sheet
  9. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the fries are very golden brown and crispy*
  10. Remove from the oven, season liberally with salt, toss with a spatula, and season more to taste. Let them cool for a bit on the baking sheet before serving


*Baking time will vary based on the size of your sweet potatoes and based on your oven. I made this recipe with 2 small sweet potatoes once, and they were done 10 minutes into the second baking session. So just keep an eye on them, you may not need as much time as I’m calling for, or you may need more!

In order to avoid any sticking, you can place a sheet on parchment paper on the baking sheet and lay the fries out on top of that.