Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

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Who doesn't love Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes? These air fryer baked sweet potatoes are naturally sweetened. crispy skin, melt in the mouth orange-flesh treat!

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

Adding Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato to your diet is a great way to include nourishing and healthy foods in your diet. Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamins, and minerals. 

Great ways to prepare sweet potato is to boil, bake or roast them, today I’m going to show you how I air fry them.

Baking whole sweet potatoes in your air fryer is one of the easiest ways you can prepare them. They will be ready in less time than it would take by baking them in the oven. Air frying your sweet potatoes means you don’t have to peel, chop, boil, drain them.  You get to decide whether to serve them sweet or savory!

Other Air Fryer recipes to prepare are Air Fryer Plantain, Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes, Air Fryer Kale Chips.

Sweet potatoes for baking in the air fryer

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

Whole sweet potatoes baked to make the best base for toppings, today. I’m going simple, salt, maple syrup, vegan butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. They are fluffy, creamy, and sweet. They are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an Air Fryer, you can bake your sweet potatoes in the oven. Check out this, How To Bake Sweet Potato?

I’m crazy about sweet potatoes and this time of the year I’m eating them all the time, check out my Vegan Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Potato Casserole, and Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Sweet Potatoes.

baked sweet potato with maple drizzling

Health Benefits For Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, Vitamin A and beta carotene, Vitamin C. It is good to pair sweet potatoes with healthy fats like olive oil,  since Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, for better absorption of the beta carotene in the sweet potato. 

Beta carotene is converted in the body into Vitamin A, which is good for vision, skin, hair, nails, immune health, reproduction, heart health. To read more about the benefits of Vitamin A Here.

Sweet potatoes contain fiber that tends to absorb water, causing you to feel full for longer. is great for digestive health and weight management. One medium sweet potato cooked with the skin on has only 90 calories.

Sweet potatoes are known as low-glycemic foods that don’t cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels.  

Ingredients For Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Sweet Potatoes – choose sweet potatoes that are slender and narrow (bake evenly), choose ones without bruises, blemishes, or any soft spots. 
  • Olive oil. – or you can use your favorite oil. 
  • Salt – I used Himalayan Pink Salt, you can use any sea salt.
  • Vegan Butter – I love the flavor of vegan butter with the creamy sweet flesh of the sweet potato, you can omit the butter if you are oil-free and substitute with nut butter or tahini sauce.
  • Cinnamon – substitute with your favorite spice, like coriander and cardamom.
  • Maple Syrup – you can substitute it with organic cane sugar or your favorite sweetener.

How To Bake Sweet Potato In The Air Fryer?

My favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes is to prepare them sweet instead of savory, it is just a personal preference. Please leave your feedback in the comment section and let me know how you prefer your baked sweet potatoes, whether sweet or savory.

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  2. Scrubs sweet potatoes, wash and pat them dry. The drying of the potato skin ensures the skin will crisp up nicely when baked.
  3. Poke holes all over your sweet potatoes, you can use the tines of a  fork. If you decided to use a knife instead to poke the holes then you need to be extra careful. Don’t skimp on poking those holes, literally more holes mean the sweet potatoes will cook more evenly and better in the oven air fryer.
  4. Rub the olive oil all over the sweet potatoes and sprinkle them with salt.
  5. Place the sweet potatoes in the basket of the air fryer. 
  6. Cook them for 40 minutes, turning halfway or until they are tender 

Can You Eat Sweet Potato Skin?

Yes, you can enjoy the sweet potato skin. The skin is packed with Vitamins and minerals, they are high in fiber which is great for a healthy functioning gut. All you need to do is, wash and dry your sweet potatoes, pierce them with the tines of a fork before cooking them in the air-fryer.

What Should I do With The Leftover Sweet Potatoes?

Store the leftovers in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

Other Topping Ideas For Your Baked Sweet Potatoes

  1. Vegan Sour Cream
  2. Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
  3. Guacamole

Other Sweet Potato Recipes To Make

close up of baked sweet potato in air fryer on a grey plate

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 104 kcal / 435 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbs: 7 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 40 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • For:
  • 2 Servings

Ingredients

Toppings

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  2. Scrubs sweet potatoes, wash and pat them dry.
  3. Poke holes all over your sweet potatoes, you can use the tines of a  fork or a paring knife.
  4. Rub the olive oil all over the sweet potatoes and sprinkle them with salt.
  5. Place the sweet potatoes in the basket of the air fryer. 
  6. Cook them for 40 minutes, turning halfway or until they are tender 
  7. Cool for 5 minutes before opening and adding the toppings.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Mirlene
    December 23, 2020

    Wow Michelle! you have done it again. This look so great. I am definitely trying this soon.