Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are fried the healthy way. Less than 30 minutes for a handful of spicy chips. Vegan, Paleo, Whole30 and a delicious side dish, snack or appetizer.
This recipe is actually for fried sweet potatoes but they are done in the air fryer so that the fat content is much lower. You still need to use a touch of oil but not much.
They’ll cook without the oil but they don’t get crispy as they do with oil and the seasonings stick much much better too.
Sweet potatoes are a gem of a vegetable. They have 114 calories per cup.
I calculated that a serving was ½ of a potato so even with all the seasonings the total come out to just a little over 100 calories per serving.
Sweet potatoes aren’t relegated to the holiday season anymore. You can buy them year round just like regular potatoes and they are just as versatile.
1 ½ cups sweet potatoes – 2 medium sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons organic brown sugar light or dark can be used
2 teaspoons chili powder – Emeril’s Southwest Essence is excellent too.
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
Thinly slice sweet potatoes.
Toss in a bowl with the oil so that each sweet potato slice is lightly coated. You can use your hands if you like.
Mix the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
If any water has come out of the sweet potatoes while they were sitting then you can drain that off.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the sweet potatoes and toss so that each slice has seasoning on it. They are lightly coated as in the photo above.
Lay sweet potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer touching or overlapping a tiny bit. If you have a stirring arm in your air fryer that has to be removed.
Air Fry at 180°C (356°F) for 6 to 9 minutes at depending on how thin your slices are. Mine was 9 minutes. Start to watch and don’t burn. I actually have a T-Fal actifry and it is always set at 180°C and I can’t change it. So 180°C it is (356°F 🙂
Shake the basket halfway through or lightly stir to get them off the bottom of the air fryer bottom.
When done remove chips to a cooling rack and let them cool. They will get crispier as they cool.
Done and eat or store in an airtight container.