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From the kitchen: Baked Sweet Potato Chips {with sea salt}

January 16, 2013




We’ve been killing it over here with the healthy eats. I’m proud of the Mr. and me. We’ve even started running every night before dinner which is nothing short of a miracle. This health kick has me digging for new and interesting ways to eat good for us foods, especially when the late night snackies hit – those really tend to derail us. Baking sweet potatoes and the like is nothing new, but I never realized how quick and easy making baked sweet potato chips would be. I used a mandolin slicer to get thin and even slices, tossed with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. These little guys are delicious, low-fat and I bet you won’t be able to eat just one…and why should you?! Snack away!


Yield: 1 large sweet potato should make about 20 1/8″ thick slices


1 large sweet potato, (I leave the peel on, but you can peel if you’d like)

Olive oil for drizzling (1-2 tablespoons)

Course sea salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Slice sweet potato in 1/8″ thick slices. Use a mandolin if you have one, but a sharp knife and steady hand will do the trick as well. Lay slices out on a baking sheet in a single layer and toss with olive oil to coat. Bake, flipping once, for 20-22 minutes. TO AVOID BURNING, keep an eye on your chips towards the end of bake time. Also, if some chips look ready before others, pull them off the baking sheet and return the rest to the oven. I burned a whole sheet, which was sad and stunk up my whole house, so it pays to be attentive in the last 5-8 minutes. Season with course sea salt immediately out of the oven and enjoy!

(note: thicker chips will need more time to bake and thinner chips less.)

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:44 pm

    These look great! I’ve given up sugar for January (with a few exceptions!) and I’ve bought some chickpeas ready to try out your last post. Thanks for the healthy and yet tempting ideas!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:37 am

      You’re welcome, Jessica! Good luck with the sugar fast, that would be a hard one for me!

  2. Mert Parsons permalink
    January 17, 2013 2:11 am

    Jerry got an oil sprayer (for lack of the real name) for Christmas. I think we will try your chips but spray them with the sprayer. And the dark orange veggies are so good for us!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:39 am

      Oh yeah, that oil mister would be perfect for these. Wonder what they’d taste like dehydrated? Maybe Jerry can experiment. Enjoy!

  3. daisyandthefox permalink
    January 17, 2013 3:14 am

    yum!! these chips looks so crispy and nourish! :D

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:39 am

      Thanks! They were very crispy and delicious!

  4. January 17, 2013 3:14 am

    lovely photos!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:39 am

      Thank you very much!

  5. January 17, 2013 3:48 am

    These look awesome!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:40 am

      Thanks! They taste as awesome as they look, I can vouch :)

  6. Jerry permalink
    January 17, 2013 10:10 am

    We will definitely make these yummy looking and healthy chips! Thanks for sharing your healthy eating ideas!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      January 18, 2013 11:40 am

      You’re welcome Poppy, enjoy!

  7. Jessica permalink
    January 29, 2013 12:13 am

    Just made these for my lunch and couldn’t resist trying them straight from the oven. Delicious!!

  8. January 29, 2013 9:29 am

    Do you think I could use nonstick spray instead of olive oil?


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