Being a big fan of sweet potatoes, I love these sweet potato chips that are a fun tasty food to eat. They are easy to make too. They can be part of a meal or good party food served with a dip such as guacamole or pesto.
Don’t let the ‘sweet’ in a sweet potato scare you. They actually have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. That means they are less likely to produce insulin resistance and its accompanying health problems, including weight gain. They are a smart carb, very rich in carotenoids, vitamins A, B6, C, potassium, iron, and fiber. They provide a wealth of health benefits and are a great addition to your meals. Learn all about Sweet Potatoes Health Benefits.
I always use coconut oil to make ‘Sweet Potato Chips’. It has been used throughout Asia and the Pacific for thousands of years as both food and medicine.
In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.
Sprinkling a little Himalayan salt and paprika on the sweet potato chips is good too to bring out the tasty flavour.
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Also, I always use Pink Himalayan Salt which is a salt that is actually healthy for you!
Ok, let’s make some of these tasty chips for you.
To make the sweet potato chips, first, slice the sweet potato into very thin rounds (1/4 inch thick). You can slice them with a Mandolin and they will look prettier, see the photo below recipe.
Place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, not overlapping. Use a second sheet if needed.
Sprinkle the oil on both sides of the sweet potatoes. Now, sprinkle them with paprika, and salt. Bake them for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and carefully turn the sweet potatoes over. Bake them for another 20 minutes to make crispy sweet potato chips.
Sweet Potato Chips Recipe
- 1 medium Sweet Potato About 8 ounces
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
- Turn on the oven to 375°F
- Melt the coconut oil
- Slice the sweet potato into very thin rounds (1/4 inch thick)
- Place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, not overlapping. Use a second sheet if needed.
- Sprinkle the coconut oil on both sides of the sweet potatoes
- Now, sprinkle the sweet potatoes with paprika, and salt.
- Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven and carefully turn the sweet potatoes over.
- Bake them for another 20 minutes until the edges of the chips curl up, the centers are just golden brown, and the tops are dry to the touch.
- Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and let the chips cool until crisp, about 3 minutes.
- Carefully transfer the chips to a serving dish.
- Serve the sweet potato chips immediately with Guacamole Dip or Pesto.
So now that you have enjoyed your sweet potato chips, here are two more sweet potato recipes.
Sweet Potato Recipes
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans – Wow baked sweet potatoes with coconut oil and pecans are a delicious combination! Everyone knows sweet potatoes are yummy. Did you also know how healthy and nutritious they are for you?
Tasty Sweet Potato Salad – This sweet potato salad is a refreshing and filling salad. It is also very healthy for you and quite easy to make.
What the sweet potato chips like is a dip and here are a few delicious and healthy recipes for you.
Another Great Pesto to Try as a Dip or Sauce
Arugula Pesto Recipe – Healthy and Dairy Free – This arugula pesto is a favourite of mine and it is great to be able to use walnuts instead of the wonderful pine nuts with are so expensive. Usually, cheese is an ingredient when making a pesto recipe but there is no cheese in this and it still has a cheesy flavour thanks to the Nutritional Yeast used.
Vegan Hemp Heart Pesto is Nut Free and Delicious – This hemp heart pesto is vegan, nut-free and raw. It makes lunch or dinner extra delicious. Most pestos have cheese in them which doesn’t work for those of us who eat dairy-free. I always make my pestos without the cheese. For some, it is best not to eat lots of nuts and this hemp heart pesto is perfect as the hemp hearts add the flavour and texture without the nuts.
Creamy Butter Bean Dip for Your Party – This butter bean dip is very tasty, healthy and vegan. The creamy texture makes it good for a dip. Also, very easy to make.
Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus is a Delicious Dip – This is a traditional Middle Eastern Hummus dip; it is a blend of garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. A great dip for a party or picnic. Who doesn’t enjoy delicious hummus? The other great thing about this dip is that it is dairy-free and gluten-free too.