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Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries

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Flavorful, crispy Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries that are both vegan and anti-inflammatory.  Pair these with your favorite (veggie) burger, or just dip ’em in ketchup for a snack!

turmeric sweet potato fries 3I like vegetables… a lot.  I’m sure you never would have guessed that by the title of this blog!

turmeric sweet potato fries 6There are really only a few vegetables that I don’t love– fennel (helllo black licorice), eggplant (I used to love it, but for some reason it turns me off now), and cucumbers (they taste like nothing when eaten on their own).  That leaves roughly 368 other vegetables that I love, give or take a few.

Since I have a love for so many vegetables, it is pretty  tough for me to narrow down my favorites to a top three.  Heck, even a top five is pushing it.  But if I was given that prompt, you can almost bet that sweet potatoes would be on that list!  Along with carrots, I am sweet potato obsessed.  I will surely never have a deficiency in beta-carotene!

turmeric sweet potato fries 8Plain baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato nachos, sweet potatoes topped with nut butter, sweet potato chips… you name it, I love it.  But my absolute favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is as french fries, especially when dipped in ketchup or mustard!

turmeric sweet potato fries 2You cannot go wrong with salt and pepper on sweet potato fries, but lately I have been loving my anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich version.  I am all about cinnamon and turmeric right now.  The more the better!  So anytime that I can sneak it into my foods, I roll with it.  It turns out that the two make for a tasty combination on these fries.

turmeric sweet potato fries 7Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes Fries
Vegan, Gluten-Free + Anti-Inflammatory

Serves 2 (or 1 very hungry girl)


cooking spray
1 large sweet potato, washed well and dried
2 TB extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.  Spray with cooking spray.  I do not recommend using a silicone baking sheet, as the turmeric will stain it (and your hands) yellow.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

2. Cut potato into wedges or strips.  Place into a large bowl.

3. Add oil and spices to the bowl.  Using a large spoon or tongs, toss potato wedges with oil and spices until evenly coated.

4. Place potato wedges onto baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, flip, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

turmeric sweet potato fries 5Perfectly seasoned and almost perfectly crispy.  No matter how hard I try, I don’t think baked sweet potato fries will ever be as good as potatoes that are actually fried.  Does anyone have any tips or tricks they want to share?

turmeric sweet potato fries 9Even if they are not restaurant crispy, these will make you say, “nom, nom, nom!”

turmeric sweet potato friesNow if only sweet potato fries always came served in a cute little pail!

sweet potato microwaveIn case you prefer your sweet potatoes in their whole form, check out my post on How to Bake a Sweet Potato in the Microwave!

Sweet potato fries or regular french fries?

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  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul February 24, 2015, 12:14 am
    Mmm I want to eatttt these I want to nommm these. I totally sang this comment in my head. It's time for me to go to bed, but these seriously look AMAZING!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:03 am
      Baha! You must have been up LATE last night!!
  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 24, 2015, 6:33 am
    Sweet potatoes all day everyday. And I will take them in any form possible! Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted...Augusta Half Marathon 2015My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:04 am
      That is exactly what I like to hear. Great minds think alike! ;)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies February 24, 2015, 6:52 am
    I loooove sweet potatoes, but they rarely make it home with me from the grocery store. Somehow, they always go bad in like 2 days (while regular potatoes seem to last a life time!), so they end up wasted. Homemade sweet potato fries, especiallllly with cinnamon, seem worth making a special trip to grab a sweet potato on my way home Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Whole Wheat Spinach BreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:06 am
      I think so too! ;) I do agree, though. My sweet potatoes tend to go back more frequently than my regular potatoes. I always try to use up my sweet potatoes within a few days of buying them in order to prevent that.
  • Jessie February 24, 2015, 7:21 am
    Turmeric is one spice that I rarely use. In fact, i'm not sure I've ever used it in a recipe. I love your blue bin that you have the sweet potatoes in. So rustic!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:07 am
      Oh you definitely need to start cooking with turmeric! Not only is it yummy and good for you, but it gives everything a pretty golden hue :)
  • Lauren B. February 24, 2015, 7:35 am
    I've got a friend who's trying for a more anti-inflammatory diet. Sharing with her, thanks! Lauren B. recently posted...Cherish the Ladies at the Holland CenterMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:09 am
      Thanks, Lauren! I hope she enjoys these as much as I do :)
  • Trisha February 24, 2015, 8:05 am
    These look so good! We eat a ton of sweet potatoes here. I'll have to try em this way too! Trisha recently posted...Gluten Free Blueberry French Toast CasseroleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:09 am
      You and me both! I think sweet potatoes should be in a food group all their own ;)
  • Lish February 24, 2015, 8:35 am
    I LOVE sweet potato fries, but I always make them the same boring way. Definitely want to try this recipe to mix things up a bit. Lish recently posted...mitten timeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:10 am
      I sometimes get caught in that habit, too. It is so easy to mix things up, though, with a few new spices!
  • Linda @ TheFitty February 24, 2015, 9:45 am
    I don't anything about terumic, thanks for teaching me your ways, haha! Linda @ TheFitty recently posted...5 Eats + I Watched Gone Girl {WIAW #12} {#LIPlinkup #18} {Friday 5 #5}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:11 am
      You are welcome! Turmeric is great! It's tasty, good for you, and pretty.
  • Monica February 24, 2015, 9:52 am
    I love them too but they must be crispy. I learned from Katie at Chocolate covered Katie.com that the key to this is cut them up them soak them in water them for at least 45 min. prior to baking--it works!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:11 am
      Huh! Maybe I'll have to try that! I always heard that this works for regular potatoes but not sweet potatoes. Have you tried it with sweet potatoes too?
  • aimee fauci February 24, 2015, 9:56 am
    First, beautiful pictures! You had me at sweet potatoes and cinnamon. Oh yes, pinning.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:12 am
      Thank you, Aimee!! I so appreciate it :)
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes February 24, 2015, 10:13 am
    baked sweet potatoes are one of my all time favorites! Especially loved them sliced into wedges or diced into small squares - yum! Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted...Weekend Update: 2/22/15My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 10:18 am
      They seriously are one of the BEST things ever... ever, ever ;)
  • Dana | fresh simple five February 24, 2015, 10:44 am
    Sweet potatoes definitely make it into my top 3 favorite vegetables! And you certainly can't go wrong with a sweet potato fry. I love adding cinnamon to them, but I've never tried turmeric - great idea! Dana | fresh simple five recently posted...Why I’m Giving up Meat for LentMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 11:09 am
      Cinnamon has always been a must for me, but the other day I thought turmeric might be a good addition. It was an awesome combo!
  • GiGi Eats February 24, 2015, 11:22 am
    Mmmm!!! **Pulls butternut squash out of pantry** ;) GiGi Eats recently posted...Protein-Packed Crunchy Love BitesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 12:16 pm
      Oooo, these would be awesome would butternut squash. Awesome idea!
  • Linda @ Veganosity February 24, 2015, 11:28 am
    Sweet potatoes AND turmeric, um, yes, absolutely! :) Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Vegan Penne Pasta CasseroleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 12:16 pm
      I like the way you think, Linda :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 24, 2015, 11:55 am
    When did 1 potato ever serve two? Haha! And yea...fennel isn't a favorite here either. I don't consider potatoes a veggie...but they are my favorite food! AND cinnamon and turmeric and 2 or my top 3 fav spices! (You need to check out my recipe tomorrow....I use them both, haha!)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 12:23 pm
      It sounds like these fries are made for you then!! I'll def be checking out what you cooked up for tomorrow :)
  • monica February 24, 2015, 1:29 pm
    Actually I have only done sweet potatoes.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 1:49 pm
      Huh, well if you say it works then I believe you!! I'll be giving that a try. Thanks :)
  • Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 24, 2015, 1:42 pm
    I can't wait to try these!! They look delicious girl! Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted...Easy Guide to Brewing KombuchaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 1:51 pm
      Thanks so much, Brittany! I hope you enjoy them :)
  • Judy K. Day February 24, 2015, 2:43 pm
    I love sweet potato fries and the water soak works for crisping up also turmeric is awesome for pain and several others . We are using it more and more. It does make the sweet potato fries prettier to. I also love fennel as you posted above. People need to try more veggie options I think they would be pleasantly surprised.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 3:44 pm
      I LOVE the gorgeous orange/gold hue that turmeric gives to food. Turmeric quinoa and rice are both favorites of mine right now too!
  • Jen February 24, 2015, 6:27 pm
    Funny, I am the opposite of you with eggplant - I used to hate it but recently I've started to love it. Sweet potatoes and all things orange are big time favorites of mine, AND I try to eat an anti-inflammatory diet so this recipe looks heavenly! I try to get turmeric into my diet wherever I can so I'll be trying this out soon. Thanks for sharing!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 7:28 pm
      You are SO welcome! The more turmeric the better, right? ;) I am hoping that my taste buds change again and I become an eggplant lover again soon!
  • Farrah February 24, 2015, 7:10 pm
    What?! You like vegetables!?!? ;] These look amazing! I love sweet potato fries! <33 Cannot wait to try these out! Farrah recently posted...Make It Or Break ItMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2015, 7:29 pm
      I know, I know... you would NEVER guess that, right? ;)
  • jess meddows February 25, 2015, 1:12 am
    These look so delicious, Hannah. We moved house to another condo in Chiang Mai, still no oven. *cries*. LOL! I'm going to have to save these to make when we move back to Australia and the land of ovens! (Also, I don't like eggplant either, something about the consistency...) jess meddows recently posted...Kashi Indian Restaurant AnnangroveMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 25, 2015, 10:41 am
      I'm so sad for you for not having an oven! That sounds rough :(
  • Rachael @ Love Yourself Green February 25, 2015, 4:08 pm
    I loooooooove this post!!! Yum city! I'm about to start thinking about working turmeric into my diet more, and this is a good place to start! Rachael @ Love Yourself Green recently posted...Fibromyalgia? You’ll Want to See These Top 10 Pain SolutionsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 25, 2015, 4:10 pm
      Turmeric is my new favorite spice! I also LOVE making turmeric quinoa with it :)
  • Emma March 2, 2015, 5:23 pm
    This sounds so good! Going to make them tonight for dinner. WOOHOO!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 2, 2015, 8:18 pm
      Thanks Emma! I hope you enjoyed them :)
  • Bea November 23, 2015, 11:59 am
    I baked mine for about an hour at 300 wrapped in aluminum foil....then mixed your ingredients using FRESHLY GRATED turmeric, freshly ground Himalayan salt (aobut 1/4 tsp), ground peper, 1/8 tspn of raw unpastuerized honey and made sweet potato masked potato (redundancy seems important in this case lol) Delish!!! And thanks for your website!! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 23, 2015, 2:34 pm
      That sounds so amazing! What a great idea to turn them into mashed sweet potatoes :)
  • Mom April 16, 2016, 6:56 pm
    going to make these tonight!!!!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2016, 7:16 pm
      I hope you love them!! You can never go wrong with sweet potato fries ;)
  • Janice February 15, 2018, 6:35 pm
    These are delicious! I added about an eighth of a teaspoon of cayenne. Nice touch of heat. Next time I’ll broil them for a couple minutes to make an a bit crisper. Try these!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 15, 2018, 7:57 pm
      I am so glad you enjoyed them! I love the sound of a little bit of cayenne!

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