Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with that comforting “cinnamon roll” flavor. They’re so easy to make and are actually healthy for you!

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

Not too long ago I shared a recipe for sweet potato fries, and while I was making them, a brilliant idea popped into my head…

“Cinnamon roll flavored sweet potato fries”

Of course, whilst cutting the sweet potatoes I changed my mind and decided to make them bites. I also decided that instead of coating them with olive oil (because cinnamon and olive oil don’t go together), I’d use melted butter. Ooh, yes.

Because, when in doubt, add butter. Honestly, it isn’t that much added calories and it makes it taste 20x better. TRUTH.

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

I guess I should tell you that these sweet potato bites are extremely addictive. Like, OMG—I horked down an entire batch with only a little help from my mom.

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

Personally, I think that sweet potatoes are underestimated and way-hay-hay under used. I mean, have you TASTED the darn things. They’re straight heavenly, not to mention the fact that your body will thank you for eating them.

Sweet potatoes are SUPER high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese, and all of the B vitamins (cuz lawd knows there’s a bajillion of ‘em). Not to mention that there’s only 180 calories in an ENTIRE medium sweet potato. (source)

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor! Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

One thing I want to mention really quick is that you will NOT want any of the extra butter/maple syrup mixture on the cookie sheet before you bake them. Hun, it’ll burn and you’ll have a smoky mess on your hands. Just don’t do it. (LESSON LEARNED!)

The method for these maple cinnamon sweet potato bites is very similar to how you would make sweet potato fries, except in this recipe we’re cutting the sweet potatoes into cubes and using different coating ingredients. 

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

Y’all are going to L-O-V-E these maple cinnamon sweet potato bites. They’re SO stinkin’ easy to make and taste amazing. I mean, you have to make them. There’s no reason not to!

If you don’t, you’re depriving yourself of FREAKING cinnamon roll flavored sweet potato bites! 

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!


Here’s the recipe:

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Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites
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Yield: 3-4 servings
 
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with that comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor. They're so easy to make and are actually healthy for you!
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into bite-size cubes with a sharp knife. Place the cubes in a gallon-sized bag and drizzle in the melted. Seal the bag and give it a shake to coat all of the pieces in the butter.
  3. Add in the cornstarch, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Give the bag another shake and then transfer the bites to the prepared baking sheet. Try to make sure they aren't stacked on top of each other, so put them all in an even layer. (You may need two pans.)
  4. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon if desired and place the pan in the oven 25-30, stirring the bites about halfway through the baking time.
  5. Take the bites out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before eating. Not only will this keep you from burning your taste buds into oblivion, but it will also give the bites another chance to crisp up.

 

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Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with that comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor. They're so easy to make and are actually healthy for you!

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  1. says

    We love roasted sweet potatoes! When I first started making them about 5 years ago, hubby didn’t care for them, but I didn’t stop making them. Now they are everyone’s favorite veggie in our house.

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