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Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries

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Simple Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries that make for the perfect Paleo meal pairing or as a sweet and savory vegan dessert!

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThese sweet cinnamon parsnip fries are the perfect thing ever for when you get tired of sweet potato fries.

Hah!  Funny joke, right?

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI don’t think I could ever get sick of sweet potato fries.  I like them sweet.  I like them savory.  And I especially like when they are both sweet and savory.

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comBUT… I also have a seriously strong love for their root veggie cousin, the parsnip.  Even though I had never even tasted parsnips until about two years ago, I quickly fell in love with them.  They are just a bit sweet, just a bit savory, nice and carby (thank goodness), super duper versatile, and have become a major player in my diet as of late.

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comHowever, when my rotation diet became a thing about two months ago, I started having to experiment with new ways to season my favorite parsnip fries.  My old go-to was always avocado oil + sea salt + dried thyme + garlic powder + onion powder.  But lately I have been avoiding avocado and garlic, so that’s not really happening so much.

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comLuckily, instead of feeling too super deprived (okay, I totally did for a bit), I decided to get creative and use coconut oil + sea salt + cinnamon for a sweeter version.  Basically, I swapped out sweet potatoes and introduced parsnips to the delicious combo that is coconut oil and cinnamon.  Of course salt is a must for tasty fries of any kind.

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comSweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries
AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free

Serves 4 as a side

Ingredients

6 medium organic parsnips, peeled
1/8 cup melted organic virgin coconut oil
2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp organic ground cinnamon

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Cut the parsnips into fry-shapes and place into a large bowl.

3. Add coconut oil, sea salt, and cinnamon.  Stir until well-coated.

4. Place onto the baking sheet, being sure to leave enough room so that the fries do not touch.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through, or until golden brown.

Sweet Cinnamon Parsnip Fries are the perfect side or dessert. Plus, they're AIP Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI personally L.O.V.E. dipping mine into organic coconut butter.  If you are not needing a nut-free/AIP version, these are also great with sunflower seed butter, almond butter, or cashew butter!

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  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 30, 2016, 1:01 pm

    So these sound fabulous!!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 30, 2016, 3:39 pm

      THEY ARE! Please try them.. especially dipped in coconut or nut butter 🙂

  • dixienourmous October 10, 2016, 3:09 am

    instead of coconut oil, can I use olive oil???

    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 10, 2016, 8:02 am

      While you definitely could use olive oil, I personally like the taste of the coconut oil since these fries are intended to be on the sweeter side.

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