Rose Reisman's Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon & Maple Syrup

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.62
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2Large Sweet Potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed
2 tbspVegetable or Grape seed oil
4 tspMaple Syrup
3/4 tspCinnamon
1/4 tspGround Ginger
1/4 tspNutmeg
3 tbspParsley, chopped


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut each half into 4 wedges. Lightly coat with cooking spray or a drizzle of oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Combine all the remaining ingredients except the parsley in a small bowl. Brush half the maple syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  5. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn and brush with the remaining maple syrup mixture. Bake another 15 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with the parsley.


  • ​Baking fries at home helps you control the amount and type of fat you use. Choose an unsaturated, heart healthy oil such as extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil for baking. Avoid deep-fried foods as much as possible, as they are high in total fat and in trans fats, which are harmful to our blood vessels and the heart.
  • Cooking starchy foods at very high temperatures creates acrylamides, compounds that have been shown to cause cancer in animals. We do not know what a safe level of acrylamide is in humans. Because deep-frying occurs at much higher temperatures than baking, deep-frying produces more acrylamides. To minimize your exposure to acrylamides, limit deep fried foods and keep your oven at a maximum temperature of 230°C (450°F) when baking starchy foods.
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. One medium sweet potato provides more than 300% of your daily vitamin A requirements, which helps keep your immune system strong and your eyes healthy. The richer the colour of your sweet potato, the more vitamin A it contains.