Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

How’s the new year treating everybody so far? I am down to only 3 days left in colorful Colorado before heading to the beaches of Hawaii for eight months- no I am not excited at all…. Right. I am like a little kid before Christmas, I am dying waiting for Friday to arrive! I have been trying to exercise more and eat healthier ┬ábefore I go, but we all know how hard that is. For some reason, when you are trying to NOT eat certain things, they are ALL you crave.

I recently heard a fun fact that the potato chips industry is an 8 BILLION dollar industry! Crazy, huh? I am always one who likes to stick it to the man, so this made me want to avoid buying chips even more! Plus, chips are probably one of the worst snacks when you are trying to eat healthy. Instead, try these sweet potato chips! They are baked instead of fried and are full of flavor. I suggest using a mandolin to cut your sweet potatoes because the thinner, the crispier and more delicious! I chose to make my chips a bit spicy, but you can use whatever spices you would like.

Spiced Sweet Potato Chips
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 8
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ¼ tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes VERY thinly (using a mandolin is recommended).
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Place sweet potato slices on a baking sheet and coat with spice mixture.
  5. Bake at 350F until baked to desired crispiness (15-30 minutes).

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23 Responses to Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

  1. Anna says:

    Yum! Making those today :) Buzzed!

  2. Curt says:

    Very cool. I love this recipe! I’ll bet chips are great made from sweet potatoes.

    Stick it to the man!

  3. These sound awesome. So does Hawaii! Wow!

  4. Kiri W. says:

    These look fantastic! I don’t know what I do wrong, but when I try to make baked chips, they always end up too moist and soggy. I love sweet potatoes though, especially with a good chili kick!

  5. RavieNomNoms says:

    Those look amazing!! Like really really amazing

  6. Beautiful images – I adore sweet potato chips. Great composition in your photos.

  7. I am so jealous of the next grand adventure you are partaking on. 8 months in Hawaii? What a dream! I am recent sweet potato convert and usually make sweet potato fries but I’m trying these instead next time. Yummers!

  8. 8 billion?? Wow, I’m in the wrong business. I love these, so pretty.

  9. I love sweet potato chips! My favorite way to do them is with sea salt and lavender or rosemary.

    These look great with the spicy twist. I best they’d be perfect dipped in a “healthier” yogurt-based ranch sauce.

  10. Pam says:

    They look wonderful!

  11. Ooh that sounds so good! I might have to make a dip next time!

  12. Wow this is great! I’m def going to try making these. Such a creative recipe.

  13. I love the picture… Great composition.

  14. Have a great time in Hawaii! I have always wanted to go. I just got a mandolin for Christmas and I am dying for new recipes I can use it for…this one hits the spot.

  15. Eliot says:

    Love the looks of these chips. Will you post from the beach?

  16. Baltic Maid says:

    These look delicious! And your pictures look beautiful! Have fun in Hawaii!!!

  17. Athena says:

    I want to make these. They look delish!

  18. Kita says:

    Cleaning up my stumpleupon inbox, had to say damn those are good images.

  19. Adie Andrews says:

    What a brilliant idea and so easy for preparing, I think that Friday night I will sit in front of the TV with a home made chips
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  21. susan says:

    these look delicious. I love making chips, but especially love your spices! thanks for sharing.

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