Sweet Potato Wedges with Cinnamon, Sugar and Honey, a delicious way to roast and oven bake up a perfect side dish that isn’t too sweet or too salty.
Sweet Potato Wedges
Roast up these sweet potatoes for a delicious and healthier version of a fry….kinda. Soon as you smother with honey, sugar, and cinnamon it becomes a major treat that isn’t too sweet to eat wedge after roasted wedge. You can also throw a bit of salt on your sweet potatoes at the end to make the flavors burst!
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- sweet potatoes
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Sweet Potatoes and Sugar
Before we get started, lets talk about sugar in the oven. Simply put, sugar burns quite easily and all ovens are different temperatures, so if you go to make these sweet potato wedges, I wanted to offer a few tips as I have made these a few times.
First, if you sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the wedges while they are on the parchment paper, any sugar NOT on the potato (that is on the pan) will likely burn and turn black fairly quickly.
While that doesn’t hurt the recipe, its unsightly. A fix is to instead take already honeyed and oiled wedges and put them in a bowl with the sugar, and shake off excess prior to adding to your baking sheet.
This is something I started doing AFTER I wrote this post so its not reflected, but I found that it allows way less sugar to be loose on the pan.
Second, you can cook at a lower temperature. Often sweet potatoes are cooked at high temps and high temps also give us a crisp potato – so if you do a high temp (450) you will need to rotate your potatoes and check them a lot quicker – rotate around 7 minutes to the other side and you can check for doneness around the 12 minute mark.
I find that 400 is a sweet spot for sugar carmalization and cooked potatoes the way we like them, around 12 minutes.
How to cut sweet potatoes
I sliced sweet potatoes in half, and then in quarters, and then cut the quarters of the potatoes again in half.
They are still thick, but tasty.
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Preheat oven* please see article note on time* and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
Spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl add sweet potato wedges.
Stir in oil and honey and mix well to evenly coat.
Place sweet potato wedges on prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl add sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well.
Generously sprinkle over wedges and mix.
Add wedges to a sheet pan in a row.
Bake (roast) until wedges are cooked through and not burnt.
If you like, you can rotate them half way around 7 minutes.
TIP: Sugar burns easy and you need to monitor your roasted sweet potatoes or they will get black on the edges (which some people like!) Additionally, any extra sugar on your parchment paper will burn!
You might even want to turn down your oven to 400 degrees the last 5 minutes.
As you can see, my sweet potatoes got a little crispy, but I like them that way!
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Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges Easy Print Recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and sliced into wedges (you can peel if desired, I left skins on)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
Sugar and Sweet Potatoes
- Before we get started, lets talk about sugar in the oven. Simply put, sugar burns quite easily and all ovens are different temperatures, so if you go to make these sweet potato wedges, I wanted to offer a few tips as I have made these a few times.
- Often sweet potatoes are cooked at high temps and high temps also give us a crisp potato - so if you do a high temp (450) you will need to rotate your potatoes and check them a lot quicker - rotate to the other side (using tongs is the best way) around 7 minutes and you can check for doneness around the 12 minute mark.
- Personally I find that 400 is a sweet spot for sugar carmalization and cooked potatoes the way we like them, around 12 minutes.
- You can also do the first 5 minutes at 450 and lower to 400 the final minutes.
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Wedges
- Preheat oven line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl add sweet potato wedges.
- Stir in oil and honey and mix well to evenly coat.
- In a small bowl add sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well.
- Generously sprinkle over wedges and mix.
- Add to baking sheet.
- 450 degrees (bake for 7 minutes, rotate) bake another 5 minutes and check until done OR bake at 400 degrees, check around 10 minutes up to about 15 minutes until desired softness. If you want an extra crisp, broil for a minute (BE CAREFUL, BROILING CAN BURN YOUR FOOD QUICK IF UNATTENDED!)
- Remember that SUGAR burns, so any excess sugar on your parchment paper will blacken (no biggie). If your oven runs hot, I recommend checking these at an earlier time and rotating - I have a gas oven and so the 10 minute mark is fine for me.
To Cut Sweet Potatoes: I sliced in half, and then in quarters, and then cut the quarters in half. If you cut thin, you may need to cut some time off baking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1123mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.