air fryer Baked sweet potato dessert fries (churro style) - vegan option-

Air Fried Sweet Potato Dessert Fries {Oven Option}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Air Fried Sweet Potato Dessert Fries! This healthier, refined sugar free dessert recipe is made with sweet potatoes that have a sweet cinnamon coating. Gluten free with vegan, dairy free, and low carb options. Oven baked option as well. 

Don’t worry, there is an oven baked option too!



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes and/or yams peeled (see notes for low carb option)
  • Half a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch
  • Optional 2 tsp melted butter (for coating)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or raw sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Optional powdered sugar for dusting (see notes for sugar free option)

Dipping Sauces –



  1. Peel your sweet potatoes and wash them with clean water, then dry.

  2. Slice peeled sweet potatoes lengthwise, 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Toss your sweet potato slices in 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)

  4. Place in air fryer for 18 minutes at 370F. Shake halfway at 8-9 minutes.

  5. Remove the fries from the air fryer and place in large bowl. Drizzle 2 tsp optional butter on top of fries. Then mix in cinnamon and sugar and toss fries together again.

  6. Place on plate to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar. .

  7. Serve fries with dipping sauce of choice (see notes). To store, keep fries wrapped in foil and in fridge. Then reheat in oven again to warm before serving. Should keep for 2-3 days.


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Slice and clean your sweet potatoes just as you would for the air fryer instructions.
  3. Place your sweet potato slices in a larger bowl then add in your coconut oil (or butter), cinnamon, and sugar.
  4. Toss together. Lay the fries out on the baking sheet. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, rotating fries half way.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool. Add an extra cinnamon or powdered sugar. Serve with dipping sauce.


For low sugar/carb options:

  • Replace the sweet potato with peeled jicama sticks (baking times are similar)
  • Use swerve sugar sweetener in place of powdered sugar and other sugars.
  • Category: dessert/snack
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: sweet potatoes, fries, dessert, vegan, healthy, air fryer, oven baked


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