Maple Chili Baked Sweet Potato Fries

"Things I love: big trays of sweet potato chips, baked with a little maple, chilli flakes, cinnamon and sea salt. Topped with fresh herbs and a scattering of sesame seeds"
-- @deliciouslyella
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into sticks
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Chili flakes, for garnish
  • Cilantro, fresh for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sea salt, for garnish
  • Black pepper , for garnish


  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 200C, fan setting.

  • Step 2

    Wash and chop the sweet potatoes into long, thin fries – keeping the skin on. Place these on a large baking tray, ensuring that they fit flat on the tray and aren’t stacked on top of each other so that they cook evenly.

  • Step 3

    Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan, adding the maple syrup, cinnamon, paprika and chili once it’s melted. Pour this over the sweet potatoes, mixing them up to ensure that they’re evenly coated.

  • Step 4

    Bake for an hour, mixing half way through.

  • Step 5

    Once they’re soft and tender in the middle and a little crispy on the outside, take them out the oven and sprinkle with the chopped coriander, chilli flakes and sesame seeds