Try an oil-free spin on a popular side dish with these easy to make, crispy and flavorful Oil Free Baked Sweet Potato Fries! You can load them up with chili too!
My Sweet Potato Obsession!
I'm obsessed with sweet potatoes! In fact, I don't think there is a sweet potato dish that I don't love.
I love sweet potatoes in my brownies.
I love sweet potato casserole on the holidays.
Whole roasted sweet potatoes just on their own never get old.
And of course, who doesn't love some sweet potato fries?!
Today I'm going to share with you how I make oil free sweet potato fries that are super flavorful and even crispy... just liked the fried ones!
Here's how I do it...
Ingredients for Oil Free Sweet Potato Fries
Technically, you really only need sweet potatoes to make oil-free sweet potato fries. However, if you want to add some flavor, I recommend adding some spices and salt!
Here are my favorite seasonings to add to my homemade sweet potato fries:
You could also use a pre-made seasoning such as taco seasoning.
Or make some sweet sweet potato fries by using cinnamon!
The possibilities are endless so don't be shy and get creative!
How to Make Oil Free Sweet Potato Fries
Baked fries aren't anything new, but this method of preparing them makes them super soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and perfect for dipping in your favorite condiment.
Maybe some Homemade Ketchup?!
Below are the instructions for making sweet potato fries without oil at home:
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 400°F / 205°C.
STEP 2: While the oven is preheating, wash your sweet potatoes and cut them into fries (or wedges if you prefer!)
STEP 3: Place the cut up sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle over your spices of choice as well as salt and pepper.
STEP 4: Toss everything well to combine.
STEP 5: Using a wire rack over a baking tray, lay the potato wedges out in a single layer (see the photo below).
Step 6: Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until browned and crispy on the outside.
Pro Tip: Using a wire rack over a baking tray will allow your sweet potato fries to crisp on all sides. Alternatively, you can place the fries directly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Best French Fry Condiments (other than Ketchup!)
In my opinion, fries NEED dip!
And as I'm sure you know, ketchup isn't the only dip that pairs well with french fries.
Let me share some of my favorite, unique dips to pair with these oil-free sweet potato fries!
- Honey Mustard (vegan of course!)
- BBQ sauce
- Super Simple Vegan Nacho Cheese
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Milkshakes
- Vegan Mushroom Sauce
- Vegan aioli (add Sriracha for a kick!)
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Leftover Curry
Different Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes
In addition to making delicious homemade baked sweet potato fries, there are so many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes - as snacks, on salads, even as desserts!
I'll list out some of my favorite sweet potato recipes / meal ideas below!
- Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
- Sweet Potato Toast
- Sweet Potato S'mores
- Chili Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry
- Mashed sweet potatoes
- Grilled sweet potatoes
- Sweet potato hummus
- Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet potatoes are basically a delicious, versatile spud that you have to experiment with, in both sweet and savory recipes!
I hope to start you try out these oil-free baked sweet potato fries!
Want these fries loaded with chili? Try my Vegan Chili Loaded Sweet Potato Fries!
Also, for all of you potato fans out there, check out my How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato post!
Oil Free Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Preheat your oven to 400°F / 205°C.
- Wash your potatoes and cut them into fries, or wedges if preferred.
- Place the potatoes into a bowl and shake the seasonings generously on top. Toss to coat.
- Using a wire rack over a baking tray, lay the potato wedges out in a single layer (see photo).
- Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until browned and crispy on the outside.
- Enjoy with your favorite condiments.