Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Sometimes I crave a Sweet Potato Casserole, but let’s face it. I’m lazy and I am certianly not making one for no good reason.

Close up of sweet potato fries with cinnamon sugar topping


These Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries are the ultimate fall side dish! Perfect for serving with a burger, or as a delicious snack!

With only 4 ingredients, you are well on your way to making these delicious Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries. One of my favorite fall side dishes.

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Fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make this dish fragrant and tasty. Just like Thanksgiving. Which is why they pair so well with my Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers!

Brown sugar seasoning mix for sweet potato fries

Although I do make them year round and with all sorts of dishes.

One of the things I like about these fries is how easy they are to make. No frying required and only 4 ingredients are needed. Easy peasy!

Brown sugar caramelized on sweet potato fries on a baking sheet

Truth be told, most of the time I use frozen sweet potato fries. Because of the starch and water levels, sweet potatoes actually don’t make the best fries like Russets.

In fact, most people either deep fat fry them or toss them in a starchy coating, like corn starch, to and prevent them getting soggy. But if you just buy the frozen ones, all this difficult stuff is taken care of.

Overhead view of baked sweet potato fries with brown sugar cinnamon topping

However, if you do want to make your own, start by peeling the sweet potatoes. Skins can be leathery, so we suggest taking them off.

Next, cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch slices. You don’t want them to be too thick or they will take too long to bake all the way through and the outside will be soggy.

plate of cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries

Set the potatoes aside and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. This makes sure the potatoes don’t stick to the pan while baking.

Next, in a large bowl toss the potato wedges with about two tablespoons of olive oil, making sure that every potato wedge is evenly coated with oil.

Spread the potatoes in a single layer into the prepared baking sheet. Make sure none of them overlap to ensure even baking!

Sweet potato fries dipping into herb aioli

Bake the potatoes at 350 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes. Halfway through baking, flip the fries. You will know when they are done when a fork can easily pierce one of the slices.

Baking will never get you the same crunch as frying, so don’t be disappointed when you don’t get that.

Sweet potato fries being served with large tongs

While the potatoes are baking (whether they are frozen or fresh), mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Set aside for later.

PRO TIP: You must toss the fries while they are still hot so the residual heat caramelizes the brown sugar.

As soon as the potatoes are finished baking, add them to a large bowl. Sprinkle the hot fries with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, and then toss them to evenly coat.

Sweet potato fries on a white dinner plate with salad and a burger

After tossing, sprinkle with the remaining seasoning mixture and toss again. Serve these babies hot, and everyone will enjoy!

Did You Know SweetPotato is One Word?

Did you know that sweetpotato is actually one word? Most people still use two, so we do as well, but in 1989 this nun (not an adjective) was officially changed to one word to help standout against it’s very commonly confused cousin the yam.

And as we know, sweet potatoes are not yams! You’ve likely never even had a yam in your lifetime because they aren’t grown in the US. So bring up this little bit of trivia at your table tonight.

Questions you may have about sweet potato fries:

What can you dip sweet potato fries in? Although they taste plenty delicious on their own, you can dip them in SO many different things!

If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, try dipping them in a little melted Cinnamon Honey Texas Roadhouse Butter!

If you are looking for something more savory, try one of my aioli recipes: Herb Lemon Aioli, Quick Garlic Aioli, or even this Easy Chipotle Aioli! We even have a Sweet Potato Fry Dipping sauce on our sister site!

What to eat sweet potato fries with? Sweet potato fries go with almost anything, but I love serving them alongside a juicy burger the best. Grilled Chicken is also a favorite.

Sweet potato fries dipping for Pinterest

What to season sweet potato fries with? These particular fries are seasoned with a simple blend of brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. I feel that those flavors enhance the natural flavors of the sweet potatoes.

However, garlic powder and chili powder would be another great combo to try. More on the savory/spicy side, but equally delicious! Nutmeg and cinnamon also do the trick.

Are sweet potato fries healthy? As long as you bake the fries (and don’t fry them) they can actually be fairly healthy, but these days everyone’s definition of healthy is different.

They are high in fiber and Vitamin A, and low on calories. Definitely a much better option than regular fries. Also try our baked zucchini fries for a healthier option.

Are sweet potato fries gluten free? Yes, they are! As long as you aren’t coating in flour before frying or baking, they will be gluten free.

Cluster of sugared sweet potato fries for Pinterest

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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

4.42 from 12 votes
These Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries are the ultimate fall side dish! Perfect for serving with a burger, or as a delicious snack!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups sweet potato fries , cooked and hot
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, ground cinnamon and Kosher salt.
  • Place hot sweet potato fries in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar seasoning over top. Toss. Top with remaining seasoning, tossing again.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


If fries aren’t hot enough, the sugar won’t melt or dissolve, you can place them back into the oven to melt the sugar. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or give them a quick hit under the broiler.
Optional seasoning: 
  • Sprinkle of chile powder
  • Sprinkle of fresh nutmeg
  • Sprinkle of allspice 


Calories: 687 kcal, Carbohydrates: 83 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 38 g, Saturated Fat: 12 g, Sodium: 1833 mg, Potassium: 1097 mg, Fiber: 12 g, Sugar: 6 g, Vitamin C: 16 mg, Calcium: 32 mg, Iron: 3 mg
Calories: 687
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potato fries, brown sugar cinnamon fries
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Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m not sure if I can ever eat sweet potatoes another way. It’s almost like a dessert, but in like a “Thanksgiving yams” kind of way. But I happily eat these as a side. Absolutely delicious. Unbelievably good. One more for good measure: fan-flipping-tactic (moderated language for politeness lol).

  2. Sweet potato fries are one of my favourite sides and I just adore brown sugar and cinnamon – what a brilliant combination!