This recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries is going to be your new favorite side dish. These crispy fries are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

air fryer sweet potato fries on a plate

If you are on the fence about getting an air fryer for your kitchen, then this is the recipe that will change your mind! Quit heating up your whole oven to make sweet potato fries. Use the air fryer instead to get super crispy and evenly-cooked sweet potato fries.

The trick to making the easiest and best sweet potato fries actually starts with the shape. Most people try to cut them by hand which makes it almost impossible to get a uniform shape. Then, you end up with some fries that are burnt and some that are soggy. I have made this mistake so many time I almost gave up on making homemade sweet potato fries.

All of this is to say that the easiest and best way to cut your fries is using a food processor. The brand of food processor I recommend has an actual disk for cutting fries. It is amazing and will ensure that your sweet potato fries are absolutely perfect.

air fryer sweet potato fries ready to be baked

What is an Air Fryer?

You might be wondering what an air fryer is and why would you want to use it to make your sweet potato fries? An air fryer is actually just a small convection oven. It sounds fancier than it is. But, it is a nice appliance to have.

It is perfect for making small batches of food and it won’t heat up your kitchen the way your regular oven will. Also, because it is a small oven, the food gets crispier than it normally would in a large oven. This is because the hot air gets blown around in a small space, enhancing the Maillard reaction. This is just another way of saying that an air-fryer works to make food crisp.

I’ve made a few air fryer recipes on my blog already, but I always feel like I should explain what an air fryer actually is. Most people assume it’s some sort of deep fryer alternative when it’s really just a small oven.

I have had a few different brands of air fryer already, and I can’t say that I really love one over the other. If you’re in the market to buy one, my favorite if I had to choose is probably this air fryer.

Recipe Steps

peeled sweet potatoes

Step One

To start, wash and peel 2-3 medium sweet potatoes. Then, run them through the fry cutting blade of your food processor. Be sure to place them in horizontally so you get the longest fries possible.

If you don’t have a food processor with a fry blade, then cut the potatoes into fry shapes that are about 1/2-inch wide.

Step Two

Toss the fries with the oil, ground cinnamon, salt and pepper, and place them in the air fryer.

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

Step Three

Cook for 12-15 minutes, tossing once so ensure they cook evenly. Serve hot. Even with the mild cinnamon flavor, these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries go great with ketchup or your favorite savory dipping sauce.

bowl of air fryer sweet potato fries

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The Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

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This recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries is going to be your new favorite side dish. These crispy fries are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F. 
  2. If you have a food processor with an attachment for making fries, then this is the easiest way to uniformly slice the sweet potatoes. If you have to cut them by hand, try to get each fry about 1/4-inch wide so they will cook evenly.
  3. Place the sweet potato fries in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the sweet potato fries to the air fryer. Cook them for 12-15 minutes, stopping once to toss the fries in the air fryer basket.
  6. The fries will be done when the ends have started to brown. Be careful to not let them burn.
  7. Serve hot.


  1. These fries are best served right out of the air-fryer. They tend to get soggy if you try to re-heat any leftovers.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air-fryer recipe, air fryer fries, sweet potato fries

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