Healthy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

sweet potato chips

Noemi Hauser / Stocksy United

Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Servings: 1

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

171 calories
7g fat
26g carbs
2g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 653mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 438mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Sweet potato chips that you make at home are a great alternative not only to potato chips ​but even the sweet potato chips you might buy at the store. The best thing about homemade snacks is that you can tailor the content to meet your tastes. These chips also make a great snack for your little one.

Sweet potato chips are super easy to make and pack a real nutrition punch. They are loaded with vitamin C and sweet potatoes are also rich in beta carotene, which supports eye health and may contribute to a lower risk of certain cancers.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, washed
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Prepare the sweet potato. Peel and slice to about 1/8 inch thick. Place in a large bowl with the oil and salt. Toss to coat.

  4. Spread the slices in a single layer on the cookie sheet.

  5. Bake for about 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Turn halfway through the baking time.

  6. Carefully spread the baked chips on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

Variations and Substitutions

If you don't have sweet potatoes on hand you can use other varieties. Yukon or Idaho potatoes also make delicious chips. And non-stick cooking spray isn't necessary. Use a non-stick baking sheet or wipe a regular baking sheet with a thin layer of olive oil.

You can adjust seasoning to taste. Experiment with popular options such as garlic, brown sugar, paprika, or chili powder.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Make this recipe easier to prepare by leaving the skin on the potatoes.
  • Bake a big batch by tripling or quadrupling the recipe.
  • Serve the chips at snack time or even as a side dish with lunch or dinner.
  • Baked sweet potato chips can be stored up to a week in an airtight container.

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