Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cinnamon Sweet Potato “Fries”

This take on sweet potato fries make a great snack or breakfast side dish for toddlers, big kids, and adults. The ingredients make them suitable for babies over 8 months (consult your pediatrician). If they are too big for baby, you can cut the fries into little bites, or alternatively, make the same recipe into a puree by roasting the sweet potato and then blending it with the virgin coconut oil and the cinnamon. Virgin coconut oil is very healthful and adds a great coconut flavour. 

You can also add a dipping sauce for toddlers and kids who prefer everything with a dip by blending plain yogurt, nut butter of your choice, and a touch of honey (also makes a great dip for waffle strips).
Cinnamon Sweet Potato “Fries” 

1 med sweet potato, peeled and cut into narrow matchsticks
1 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place matchsticks in a bowl and toss with oil and then cinnamon (it will look like a lot of cinnamon) until evenly coated. 

Bake for 25 minutes or so, depending on the size of your matchsticks, flipping the fries halfway through. 

1 potato makes roughly 1 toddler portion plus one parent portion. This recipe is easily increased to make enough to be part of a breakfast for the whole family. The fries can be reheated, but don't taste quite as good. If making the puree, you can freeze it for up to three months.


  1. Big success in our household! Finger licking good!

  2. Love, love, love sweet potatoes....we roast them here all the time. I can easily eat them for dinner every night. YUM!


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