Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)

These Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries make the BEST savoury-sweet snack or healthy dessert. 

Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)

Sweet potatoes are used in a lot of desserts in Japan, and these purple sweet potato dessert fries were inspired by two Japanese sweet snacks: imogashi and daigaku imo.

The former are thin and crispy sticks of deep-fried deliciousness coated in clumps of white sugar, and the latter are deep-fried cubes of delicious drenched in a syrupy glaze and covered with black sesame seeds. 

This version here is, of course, infinitely healthier but just as delicious: I love these thin and crispy sticks of purple sweet potato naturally sweetened with date syrup.

I also highly recommend sprinkling over some black sesame seeds too – they add a lovely nutty flavour and extra crunchy texture. 

Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)

You can use maple syrup instead of date syrup, but I opted for date syrup because I think it really resembles kuromitsu (a Japanese sugar syrup that’s similar to molasses but milder and thinner), which is used in a lot of Japanese desserts. 

These Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries are really simple to make. All you need to do is peel them, chop them up, coat them in oil, salt and date syrup, bake them and devour!

Being vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and paleo-friendly, these Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries are very dietary requirement-friendly too.

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Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)
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Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Purple Sweet Potato Dessert Fries make the best savoury-sweet snack or healthy dessert. 

Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 medium-sized purple sweet potato (about 200g/7oz)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or sub vegetable or rapeseed oil)
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup (or sub maple syrup or any other sweetener)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 degrees)

  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into thin batons
  3. Place coconut oil on a baking tray (lined with greaseproof paper if you wish) and pop in the oven for about a minute for it to melt

  4. Put sweet potatoes into baking tray, with date syrup and salt and mix well
  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until cooked and crispy on the outside (mix them around a few times during the baking process)
  6. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds

  7. Best eaten straight out the oven 

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