Maple Sugar Sweet Potato Wedge Fries

This recipe is the perfect side dish to pair with dinner when you are looking for something that everyone will eat! I love adding sweet and savory touches to sweet potatoes because it really brings out their flavor and definitely helps attract the taste buds for the pickiest eater.

This recipe made it’s blog debut in 2012, back when I only had one child and I thought life was hard… ;)

{But dang, isn’t that Baby Boo cute. I sure to miss her two year old naughty-ness. I would trade her third grade homework any day to have a moment with her tiny self again!}

Since then I have been making this recipe for years. I love to make it as a side dish pretty much with anything because my kids will eat it and I feel good about my self when they eat vegetables and not Pop Tarts. ;)

This recipe is also so versatile. You can dice them, chop them, change the spices, add a squeeze of lime juice, or even a little pure maple syrup! You won’t regret adding this to your weekly dinner menu, that I can promise!

If you’ve never worked with Maple sugar, it’s similar to coconut sugar. If you have never worked with either sugars, they are basically natural and unrefined sugars vs. regular white sugar. I love to use them in place of regular sugar when cooking because it is much more pure.


Maple Sugar Sweet Potato Wedge Fries


2 large sweet potatoes-skined and cut into fries/wedges

3 TB. olive oil

3 TB. maple sugar OR coconut sugar

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. pepper

salt to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and spices, minus the salt. Set aside.

  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add your potatoes. Drizzle in oil, then using your hands, toss the fries to coat the oil.

  4. Sprinkle in the spices, and toss again to coat the fries evenly.

  5. Pour onto a baking sheet, making sure they all lay flat and are not on top of each other.

  6. Sprinkle with sea salt.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven, flip the fries, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.

  9. Enjoy!


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