Something about October and leaves falling from trees makes me crave a sweet potato every day! It’s seriously one of the most nourishing foods and there’s plenty of fun ways to eat them so I never get bored. From baked, to diced and roasted, to steamed whole and doused in cinnamon. And there are endless flavors and toppings that pair well with the sweet flavor and comforting starchy texture.
My go-to is to throw them on arugula salads with hummus, but I was feeling creative and the words MAPLE BUTTER came to mind when I was staring down at lots of sweet potatoes. So I decided sweet tater fries with an irresistible sweet meets salty vegan butter sauce was the perfect canvas for sweet or savory toppings. I mean, who doesn’t love fries?!
I happen to have smoked pecan maple syrup, which has a bacon-like quality that was made for a cozy Fall dish like this! I love Miyoko’s Creamery vegan butter which is made with whole foods and is the closest thing to dairy you can get! If you’re not in the mood for the toppings I listed, these Maple Butter Sweet Potato Fries would be equally delish with a sprinkle of parsley or chives (and maybe a bit of miso??)
Next time you’re looking for a fun, nourishing seasonal meal, grab a few sweet potatoes and brace yourself for these life-changing fries that make an awesome meal on their own or the perfect side dish or snack too!
Smoked Maple Butter Sweet Potato Fries (vegan, grain-free)
2 large sweet potatoes, cut in 1/4 inch X 2 inch fries
2 tsp avocado oil
Salt + Pepper
1 tbsp Miyoko’s butter
1 tbsp Runamok Smoked Pecan Maple Syrup
Sweet toppings: unsweetened non-dairy yogurt, toasted pecans, cinnamon
Savory toppings: arugula/spinach, radish slices
Toss the potatoes in oil, salt and pepper then spread into a single layer on a parchment lined sheet pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tender. If they aren’t quite done, turn off oven and let them cool slowly in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the melted butter with the maple.
Toss fries in the maple butter, and season with more salt if needed. If you’re doing savory, option to toss in garlic and chili flakes.
Divide into bowls or plates and garnish with sweet or savory toppings
Drizzle with more maple if desired.