Gluten Free, Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes: A Simple, 3 Ingredient Recipe!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe one vegetable you will always find in my kitchen is sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious, but they are a naturally gluten free source of many nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, to name a few. They have a low glycemic load (the lower the better, for your blood sugar), and a lot of fiber.  Sweet potatoes certainly fit the rule that the more colorful the vegetable, the healthier it is for you!

So, for the very first recipe I will share on the blog, I figured it should be one that I make often.  The only thing simpler than making these “fries” is throwing a whole sweet potato in the oven. We do that often too, but these can actually be made  in about half the time.

Gluten Free, Paleo Sweet Potatoes "Fries"

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Gluten Free, Paleo Sweet Potatoes

A quick, easy 3 ingredient recipe that the whole family will enjoy.


  • 2 or 3 large sweet potatoes, preferably organic
  • About 4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • Celtic Sea Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Measure about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and put in 13x9 pyrex pan. If not melted already, place in oven to do so. Take out within 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse your sweet potatoes, and scrub thoroughly with a vegetable brush.
  4. Place on a large cutting board.
  5. Peel, if you like. This time, I chose not to.
  6. Cut ends off, and then chop into 1 inch pieces.
  7. Place in the pan and coat with melted coconut oil.
  8. Generously sprinkle Celtic Sea Salt over sweet potatoes, turning once again.
  9. You may add spices, like cinnamon, if you like. I prefer mine plain!
  10. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes at 425 degrees, turning halfway through cooking time.
  11. They are ready when a fork goes through easily.
  12. Cool a bit, and enjoy!

Food for thought:

Virgin coconut oil is an extremely healthy fat to use for heating at any temperature. Did you know that if you eat some fat with your vegetables, you absorb the nutrients more easily?

Please note that if you slice the sweet potatoes into thin rectangles, kids might appreciate that they look more like fries. Or another option is to slice them into very thin circles. That way, you can make chips out of them instead.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe.  If you’re looking to swap out white potatoes and grains for a much healthier choice, it’s really a perfect example of how small changes can make a really big difference.

Please note that this post has been shared with the Gluten Free Wednesdays,  Allergy Free Wednesdays, and Natural Living Mondays blog carnivals.

Have a wonderful day!

Wishing you peace, joy, and sunshine,


About Dawn

As a Certified Health Coach, I provide motivated individuals with the resources, tools, support and encouragement they need to make the gradual changes in food and lifestyle that could completely transform their lives. Contact me.

24 Responses to Gluten Free, Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes: A Simple, 3 Ingredient Recipe!

  1. IraBraceloff July 11, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    I love to eat sweet potato. The recipe is simple and seems delicious. I haven’t used the combination of sweet potato with coconut oil. I am gonna try this out. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    • Dawn July 11, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      Thank you for the kind words. Yes, coconut oil is great for roasting vegetables in. It’s amazing what you can do with a few high quality ingredients.

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s always great to “meet” like minded people. Enjoy!
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  2. Brandi July 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    So glad I stumbled across this.. I’ve made it at least 6 times with cinamon, it’s delicious, just when I was starting to get bored with veggies, now I make this once a week. So yum!!

  3. Andrea
    July 18, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Sweet potatoes are so healthy, and it is one of the very few vegetables I can get my toddler to eat. I usually bake and mash them, but this looks like an easy and quick preparation. Looks good! I will put this on my menu for next week.

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

    • Dawn July 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks, Andrea! Baking and mashing sounds yummy too. You’re a great mom! You can also peel and steam sweet potatoes and then mash, if you don’t want to heat up your kitchen so much. Not sure where you are, but it’s really hot here in NY this week.

      Have a happy, healthy day!
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  4. Jen
    July 19, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Yum! I will try this this weekend! I’m working on incorporating coconut oil into my day more often, and just got the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat. I think I am going to really enjoy your blog! 😀
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    • Dawn July 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      Hi, Jen! Thanks for your comment. I read Eat Fat, Lose Fat a while ago, and am a big fan of Mary Enig’s work. She is the one true fat guru! Without her in depth research, trans fats may never have been banned. Many people don’t realize how healthy coconut oil is because it was demonized when saturated fats in general were. Because it is a saturated fat, it is much more heat stable than vegetable oils are. It’s one of the only fats I cook with, and works especially well when roasting vegetables.

      I hope you enjoy the recipe, and I will check out your blog too! Have a happy, healthy weekend.
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