Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries! An easy, healthy side dish recipe made with only 4 ingredients! A light crusting of peanut butter adds protein and makes these sweet potato fries irresistible! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan!

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato fries. Yep I went there and I yes did that.

Two of my favorite foods on the planet join forces to create one, beautiful, french fry love-fest.

In this recipe, sweet potatoes are ever-so-lightly coated with creamy, nutty peanut butter and rich flavorful olive oil, then roasted to utter perfection. Sprinkle them with  a bit of salt and my goodness you have yourself a side dish that is what dreams are made of. Really, it only takes 4 ingredients to make these Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries, and they are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and have NO sugar!

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries! An easy, healthy side dish recipe made with only 4 ingredients! A light crusting of peanut butter adds protein and makes these sweet potato fries irresistible! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan!

You might think this combination sounds weird, but let me assure you that it is not {or it is and I just like weird things…the verdict is still out}! The nuttiness of  the peanut butter combined with the slight sweetness of the potatoes is truly a flavor combination made in heaven.

These fries make a great side dish or….if you have a serious sweet potato craving…go ahead and eat a giant plate of them for lunch! I highly recommend topping these fries with some chopped up avocados, because the healthy fats and creaminess really compliment them beautifully.

A note about making these Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries:

 

Making these is really simple with one thing to note: I always microwave my {cut} sweet potatoes before proceeding with the recipe. I find that microwaving the potatoes not only cuts down the baking time in the oven {which is always a good thing}, but it also prevents the peanut butter from burning before the sweet potatoes are fully cooked!

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries! An easy, healthy side dish recipe made with only 4 ingredients! A light crusting of peanut butter adds protein and makes these sweet potato fries irresistible! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan!

Print

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes.
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into very thin fries, or “matchsticks.”
  4. Place cut sweet potatoes into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. (If you do not have a microwave....toss the potatoes with olive oil and sea salt and bake for 10-15 minutes or until they become slightly soft. THEN toss with creamy peanut butter and continue baking according to the directions).
  5. Remove from microwave and drain any excess water that may have been released (be careful it will be very hot).
  6. Add 2 TBS olive oil to the potatoes and stir to coat.
  7. Add 2 TBS peanut butter to the sweet potatoes and stir until evenly coated.
  8. Add ½ tsp salt and mix until well combined.
  9. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and spread fries evenly on the baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  11. After 20 minutes, stir/flip the fries and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until the fries are browned.
  12. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel and serve immediately.
  13. You can easily taste test and sprinkle a touch more salt on your fries right after they come out of the oven if you need to!

Recipe Notes

*I use super creamy (almost liquidy) natural peanut butter where the only ingredients are peanuts and salt. If you use a peanut butter that is firmer at room temperature, you will need to melt it before adding it to your fries.

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries! An easy, healthy side dish recipe made with only 4 ingredients! A light crusting of peanut butter adds protein and makes these sweet potato fries irresistible! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan!

If you follow me on Instagram you or read the end of this post you know that we had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week last week. I’m happy to report that things are looking up! All of us are over the stomach bug and now I’m just praying {seriously, it keeps me up at night} that Gabe’s two front teeth heal up and don’t fall out! #hesonly3 #lovehistoothygrin. Here’s to a totally awesome way fun sickness and injury-free week this week! <3

#Eat Seasonal January

This recipe for Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries comes to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers joins together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Check out her January Seasonal Recipe Guide to learn what’s in season {hello sweet potatoes}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in January from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some winter cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Healthy Tangerine Julius Smoothie by Letty’s Kitchen

Leek and Turnip Soup by Vintage Mixer

Apple Almond Bircher Meusli with Winter Fruits by Simple Bites

Olive Oil Cornmeal Cake with Grapefruit and Fennel by Floating Kitchen

Saucy Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Curry and Mint by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash Boats by She Likes Food

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries by JoyFoodSunshine

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette by Project Domestication

Winter Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Cranberry-Mustard Sauce Cafe Johnsonia

Meyer Lemon Coconut Panna Cotta by Kitchen Confidante

Maple Orange Teriyaki Salmon Bowls by Flavor the Moments

Question: What do you think about the combination of peanut butter and sweet potatoes?

If you want to stay connected or you make something from JoyFoodSunshine I would love to see your creations! #joyfoodsunshine

Instagram: @joyfoodsunshine

Pinterest: JoyFoodSunshine

Facebook: JoyFoodSunsine

Twitter: @joyfoodsunshine

Pin for later:

Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries! An easy, healthy side dish recipe made with only 4 ingredients! A light crusting of peanut butter adds protein and makes these sweet potato fries irresistible! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan!

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase a product through a link you clicked on here, I receive a portion of the sale. Thank you for supporting JoyFoodSunshine!