This is a super easy recipe for sweet potato fries air fryer friendly! We enjoy our sweet potatoes with breakfast pancakes and eggs most mornings.
My major deterrent from making sweet potatoes as often as my family request them was how much time they took to cook. My air fryer has been the game changer though!
Throwing a few sweet potatoes in the air fryer is much quicker than roasting your sweet potatoes in the oven. You can knock out these crispy fries in 10 minutes! They are loved by my kiddos (ages 6, 4, and 2), and make for great appetizers at social outing. And did I mention they only take 10 minutes?
Whether you are new to the air fryer, or trying to find a delicious way to spruce up your sweet potatoes, you’ll be blown away by this sweet potato fry recipe!
How to make the sweet potato fries in the air fryer
To make the sweet potato fries, you’ll first want to peel two sweet potatoes. You can either cut them up lengthwise in 1” strips (or use a fry cutter–well worth the investment if you make these often). You can also cut them up into bite sized pieces–this is great for the young folks. All sizes will generally cook the same.
After you cut your sweet potatoes, you’ll want to spray them generously with olive oil—making sure all sides are coated. This will help them crisp without drying out. If you don’t have an olive oil sprayer, you can just toss them in olive oil. in a separate bowl
Once they’re nice and coated, sprinkle them with a dash of cinnamon and about 1tsp of Lakanto monk fruit sweetener for a little sweeter taste without the sugar. I also like to add a dash of sea salt, but that’s optional.
Sweet potato fries air fryer cook time
To cook your sweet potato fries in the air fryer, you’ll need to preheat the air fryer to 400ºF. Once the air fryer is preheated, place the sweet potatoes in the tray and set the cook time to 10 minutes. Try not to overlap the sweet potatoes.
Move the fries around in the tray about halfway through the cook time. Continue to keep an eye on them for the remained of the time to be sure they aren’t getting overcooked in the air fryer.
Once your fries are nice and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and enjoy them while they’re warm!
I’d love to hear from you about how the sweet potato fries turned out. Feel free to comment below to share your experience!
Easiest Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer
- air fryer
- 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled
- 1 tbsp olive oil or sprayed thoroughly
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt optional
- 1 tsp Lakanto sweetener optional
- preheat air fryer to 400ºF
- peel sweet potatoes then cut uniform in size either using a fry cutter or a knife
- coat the fries with olive oil then toss with cinnamon, salt, and sweetener of choice.
- place the sweet potatoes in air fryer (trying not to overlap) and set cook time for 10 minutes
- turn fries halfway through and continue to check them at the 8 and 9 minute mark to be sure they aren't overcooking