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Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges

February 10, 2015

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are your next dinner staple! They’re tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are your next dinner staple! They're tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.YouTube is responsible for the complete regression of my life skills. I’m convinced I actually function at half of my brain capacity because any possible scenario where I might have to use it is saved by the existence of everyone’s favourite video player.

These Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are case in point. I’m usually a sweet potato round or cube girl but suddenly I found myself with the urge for wedges. 10 years ago this likely would have meant using your brain to visualize how one might cut a sweet potato into wedge shapes. In 2015 I opened my computer, went to YouTube and typed in “how to cut potatoes into wedges”?

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are your next dinner staple! They're tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.For as embarrassing as this might be, I know that the majority of you reading this have been there. Maybe it wasn’t sweet potato wedges, but I’m gonna guess that instead of actually using your brain cells you often find yourself deviating to YouTube to answer those questions you just don’t care to try and figure out.

And if it isn’t YouTube, it’s Google…

I probably should be embarrassed for using only 10% of my brain cells, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I also kind of fear for where I would be in life without their existence.

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are your next dinner staple! They're tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.These are the thoughts that circle around my head daily, but I was relieved to hear that some of you feel the same way. The other day, my friend Lindsay was over and we were discussing how in the heck people got around before Google Maps?  C reminded us that the concept of a map is nothing new (duh!) but considering I was definitely shopping for prom dresses (online might I add) instead of paying attention in geography class, my map skills are not exactly on point.

Without all of these programs I would probably have wandered all the way to China while trying to get to a store down the street and I would still be cutting my sweet potatoes into rounds instead of wedges.

Alternatively, I might have discovered that I’m a lot smarter and more capable than I think. I guess we’ll never know…


Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges

  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 med-large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (any chili powder works)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper pepper
  • optional: sprinkling of chili peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place chopped sweet potatoes into a large bowl and top with olive oil and maple syrup. Stir to coat.
  3. In a small bowl combine spices.
  4. Top sweet potatoes with spices and stir until well coated.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat and place wedges on top. Make sure you don’t overcrowd (use two sheets if necessary).
  6. Make for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and flip each wedge.
  8. Bake for 10 more minutes or until level of crispness is reached.
  9. Serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 4

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges are your next dinner staple! They're tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.Do you depend on technology to solve your problems instead of attempting to answer them yourself? It’s okay, you can admit it…I’m one of you.


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    February 10, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I mean, if the word Chipotle is listed, count me in. And, yes, I know guac is extra :). Ok, bad joke done. I usually stick to sweet potatoes too, but this recipe looks too good to ignore and I feel like someone who knows healthy stuff better than me said that regular potatoes aren’t all bad.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 10, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Aahhh yumm! I became obsessed last year with some maple chipotle sweet potato chips that I found at TJ Maxx (super random), and I love that flavor combo.

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Yum, these look amazing! And yes, I am on the technology train all.the.time. Hah!

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    February 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I YouTubed how to put together my food processor after I got it last year….. I’m not ashamed.

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    February 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    where is the chipotle in the recipe?????

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    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
    February 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

    These sound incredible…. I’ll take the whole recipe, please.

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    Em @ Love A Latte
    February 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I Google just about anything I want to know about. My husband tells me to stop lol. These look amazing!

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    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    February 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Oh my gosh the amount of discussions that come to a grinding halt the moment someone says “let’s google it”! Sometimes it’s nice to argue about who’s right 😉
    But yes, I need technology big time. And maps never told me where I am on them before. It’s the classic conversation “I’m lost”…”where are you?”…”ermm if I knew I WOULDN’T BE LOST would I?!” haha.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    February 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    My husband is always asking me to make him sweet potatoes…and I know he’d love the flavor mix you’ve got going on here!!!

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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    February 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    These looks simple but flavorful and delicious. Perfect side dish!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    February 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I am so predictable when it comes to sweet potatoes…I keep them round and throw them in the microwave. Every time I try to put them in the oven they never look as pretty as this…HAHA! I’ll try to think outside my little box and try these, because they look DELISH!

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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    February 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I usually ask my husband first. If we stump each other, we YouTube together. 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I once had to check YouTube to find out WHICH of the Swiss Knife Tools is the can opener and how to actually use it. (Iamswiss)
    My life is a little less embarrassing thanks to Wikipedia. I work in a male dominated world and definitely sometimes need to google or wiki words they use or some history/geography stuff at which I am sososo bad.

    Wedges. Crispy. Gimme.

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    February 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Love these! I saw your recipe this morning and decided that the languishing sweet potatoes in the pantry must need used up. So I epicurized your recipe (sorry). I used the maple syrup and Mango Curry Dip Mix for the rest 🙂 Super yum! thanks for the inspiration (and the super yummy guacamole chicken salad that was my lunch yesterday 😉

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    February 10, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Ahhhh potatoes, my one true love. Next to the Hubby of course. Like in Field of Dreams, if you bring potatoes, I will come. These look stupendous. I’ll be making them for sure, although not sure about the whole wedge business. I may have to google it. 😉

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Oh the things I type into google are completely embarrassing, don’t even worry! I think collectively we are all getting worse at figuring things out for ourselves and debating as a result because answers are just a search away!

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to see if I can figure out how to cut wedges all on my own so I can make them 😉

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    February 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Mango Chipotle?! Like two of the most delicious things? Count me in…these sound wonderful.

    And I feel ya on the youtube thing. Back in college I became a littleeeeee too obsessed with youtube beauty tutorials. My friends would make fun of me/get annoyed I took so long because I always did my makeup along with a video. Haters gonna hate.

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    February 10, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I really do wonder how people survived without the internet. Your comment about google maps made me laugh out loud. Being in a new city I use that bad boy pretty much every day finding new routes and short cuts. I am the worst map reader ever so without that handy moving dot telling me if I am going in the right direction or not I think I would end up in China too. Now to the food – these wedges look buff – paprika makes everything taste so good!

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Glad I am not the only navigationally challenged one out there and we agree on the powers of google maps!! ;).
    (p.s – these wedges look delicious!)

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 11, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Oh Youtube. You really were right saying EVERYTHING is on there.

    Ths is why you need to come to Australia- We ONLY do Wedges. (Not really, but still).

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    February 11, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Your pictures are ON POINT. Considering I’m eating like at least a sweet potato and a half a day, these need to happen like immediately. I feel an obsession coming on.

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    Deryn @ Running on Real Food
    February 11, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Way to include all my favourite flavours in one delicious, simple recipe! I might add a little spritz of lime and then proceed to eat THEM ALL. Thanks!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    February 15, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Love the spice and aromatics of these sweet potato wedges – I must make the recipe tonight, love how easy they are!

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    hayley @healthyregards
    April 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Ya honestly I don’t know how people figured out where to eat in an unknown place without yelp! — These look amazing!

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    Pamela Gray
    January 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Just made these for my new fiance. We BOTH loved them! And they looked exactly like the pics. I cut each large potato (used 2) in half and sliced each half crosswise about 1/3 inch thick. I doubled the recipe and added a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg with the heat. I needed two cookie sheet pans. Then I made a simple dip of catsup and mayo. OMG! This is now my one and only sweet potato recipe! 5 stars!

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    September 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This is an amazing side dish. I used yams instead of sweet potatoes, and I baked instead of boiled them. The dish is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so, and the chipotle gives it a unique kick.

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    January 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t like to eat sweet potatoes before.The reason why I don’t like sweet potatoes is that I don’t like any sweet food.but when I read this article, I was drooling.I decided to try it again.

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