Sweet Potato Sweeties

I was looking for a healthier alternative to the chewy/crunchy/gooey/yummy part of traditional candied sweet potatoes and stumbled upon these. This low-sugar version of sweet potatoes (also known as a superfood for its high nutritional value) can be eaten as a side dish or snacked on straight out of the fridge (even better, I think). Great for kids, too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 sweet potato


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Mix sweet potato slices, oil, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Arrange slices evenly on a baking sheet, preferably all laying flat.

  3. Bake in the top third of the preheated oven until tops are barely browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip over each slice. Continue baking until toasted on top, 10 to 15 minutes more. Immediately unstick slices from the pan. Serve warm or cool.

Cook's Note:

Some slices may brown more quickly depending on their thickness. Don't let the darker areas disturb you; these will offer a unique and appealing flavor and texture. In my opinion they are even tastier after they have been refrigerated for a day or so.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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