When you want a simple and healthy side dish with no added sugar, try this recipe for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes with Cinnamon. The potatoes are naturally sweet and so delicious when paired with salt and ground cinnamon. This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

sweet potato cubes in an air fryer basket

Sweet potatoes are budget-friendly and go with just about anything. I like to chop them up and air fry for them for an easy side dish. Since sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, they don’t need any added sugar and they’re incredibly good for you!

Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, among an abundance of other disease-fighting vitamins. They can help lower inflammation in the body and lower bad cholesterol.

Not only are they delicious, but they are worth adding to your daily meal prep. Additionally, this sweet potato recipe is paleo, Whole30 approved, vegan, and gluten-free!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You can peel and cut the sweet potatoes ahead of time so all you have to do is toss them with oil and into the air fryer they go. Dinner just got easier!
  • As mentioned above, sweet potatoes are part of a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Sweet potatoes are cheap. At less than 1 dollar per pound, they’re a great way to bulk up a meal without straining your wallet. Learn how to freeze sweet potatoes if you have too much in your pantry.

Key Ingredients

Sweet potatoes – Buy the orange fleshed variety as they are naturally sweeter than the white variety, plus they have high levels of beta carotene. Make sure to buy sweet potatoes that are firm with no mold or dark brown spots. If you want a recipe for whole sweet potatoes, be sure to check out my Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes recipe.

Olive oil – I used olive oil but you could also use coconut oil, ghee, or avocado oil if you prefer. Be sure to check out my article on the safest cooking oils.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon and sweet potato make an amazing combo. On top of its delightful warmth, cinnamon contains antioxidants that help protect our bodies from disease. See my recipe for how to make Lemon Cinnamon Water.

Sea salt – Never underestimate the power of a small amount of sea salt. Salt enhances all the flavors and makes food taste good!

ingredients for air fryer sweet potato cubes

Recipe Steps

Step One

Peel and chop your sweet potatoes into 1-inch chunks. It’s okay if there not perfect. Just aim for about the same size so that the cubes cook evenly.

hand holding a cubed sweet potato

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Place the sweet potato chunks into a medium bowl.

how to cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer

Step Three

Add the olive oil, sea salt, and cinnamon then stir to combine.

Step Four

Pour the sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket. It’s okay if they overlap a little bit. Set the cook time to 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stop once to toss the cubes during the cooking process.

Step Five

Once the sweet potatoes are done they will turn brown around the edges. Remove the cooked sweet potatoes from the air fryer and serve warm.

bowl of cooked sweet potato cubes

I hope your family loves these recipe for Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes as much as mine does!

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • The skin of sweet potatoes is edible, so you don’t have to peel them if you don’t want to. But, if you don’t peel your sweet potatoes, be sure to scrub them well before chopping them.
  • If you don’t want to use cinnamon in this recipe, you can use dried rosemary instead.
  • You can use olive oil, ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil in this recipe.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

FAQs

How do I reheat the leftover sweet potato cubes?

You can microwave them but they will be soft. If you prefer to crisp them up again place them back into the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes or until they’re heated through and crispy again.

Can I leave the skin on the sweet potatoes?

Yes! Not only can you eat them but they’re good for you too. The skin is full of fiber and other nutrients. Just be sure to clean and dry the sweet potatoes first if you plan to leave the skin on.

Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes You Might Like

cooked cubed sweet potatoes in bowl

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cubed sweet potato in air fryer

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes with Cinnamon


Description

When you want a simple and healthy side dish with no added sugar, try this recipe for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes with Cinnamon. The potatoes are naturally sweet and so delicious when paired with salt and ground cinnamon. This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 3 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Place the chopped sweet potatoes in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, cinnamon, and sea salt, and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the sweet potato cubes into the basket of your air fryer.
  5. Set the time to 12 minutes at 400°F, stopping to toss the cubes once during the cooking process.
  6. When the sweet potatoes are done cooking, they will start to darken at the corners and will have a crispy exterior.
  7. Remove the cooked sweet potato cubes from the air fryer and serve warm.

Notes

  1. The skin of sweet potatoes is edible, so you don’t have to peel them if you don’t want to. But, if you don’t peel your sweet potatoes, be sure to scrub them well before chopping them.
  2. If you don’t want to use cinnamon in this recipe, you can use dried rosemary instead.
  3. You can use olive oil, ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil in this recipe.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: air fryer sweet potatoes, air fryer sweet potato cubes, air fryer sweet potato chunks

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