paleo sides vegan

Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

February 10, 2020

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes 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 ever think about how much we rely on the internet and the plethora of information at our fingertips at every moment? I try to go more analog for a day or a weekend but the pull to technology is real! Why am I talking about technology with a sweet potato recipe? Because my go-to ways to cut a sweet potato are in rounds or cubes. Well today I thought wedges would be a fun change up and instead of using my brain to visualize how to cut a sweet potato into wedge shapes, I went straight to Google. 

I know most of you will be thinking, “Wait you don’t know how to cut wedges?!” Don’t worry, I do! But they never look as pretty as I want them to. Until today. Thanks, Google! Anyway, now I can spread the knowledge to you because I’m basically a wedge-cutting pro. 

Here’s What You Need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Seasonings and spices: chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, sea salt and black pepper. 
  • Optional: sprinkling of chili peppers

 

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.

How to Cut a Sweet Potato Into a Wedge

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! 

STEP 1: Cut the ends off your sweet potatoes. 

STEP 2: Cut each potato in half widthwise and then lengthwise. Your potato will now be cut into fourths. 

STEP 3: Place the cut (flat) edge of the sweet potato on the cutting board and cut in half lengthwise. (You now have 8 pieces from one potato.)

STEP 4: Cut each piece in half one more time lengthwise to make your final wedge! This cut is the trickiest because you are kind of cutting right down the peak of sweet potato flesh and not on a flat service.

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.

The Best Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

After you cut your sweet potatoes, the hard part is over! Place the chopped sweet potatoes into a large bowl and top with olive oil and maple syrup. Stir to coat.

In a small bowl, combine the spices. Add the spices to the sweet potatoes and mix until well coated. 

Place the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, making sure you don’t overcrowd them. Keeping them spaced out will help them get nice and crispy!

Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip each wedge. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until they’re crisped to your liking.

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Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes 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.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 med-large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (see above for instructions)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (or 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

Instructions

  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. Bake 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.

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  • Reply
    Lorraine
    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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    Linchy
    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.

  • Reply
    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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