It’s EASY to make absolutely delicious air fryer sweet potatoes! Topped with cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, this filling veggie tastes amazing!
It's EASY to make absolutely delicious air fryer sweet potatoes! Topped with cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, this filling veggie tastes amazing!

Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? We’ve been enjoying them recently, especially since I began cooking them in our Cosori air fryer. Sweet potatoes are incredibly high in Vitamin A, and loaded with beta carotene and fiber, so they’re not only filling, but delicious, too!

Sweet potatoes taste wonderful just the way they are… plainly cooked and unadorned. BUT we like to “spruce ’em up” with a couple of “add-ons” (butter, cinnamon and brown sugar) after they cook for even more great flavor! YUM!

My Grandma And Her Sweet Potatoes!

When I think about sweet potatoes, I ALWAYS think of my Grandma Viola. My grandma lived in Texas until her death, but used to come spend a couple months at a time at my parents home in California in her later years.

I remember my mom telling me that my elderly Grandma would eat a baked sweet potato or yam every night for dinner. She did that because she’d take out her dentures each evening, so a baked sweet potato would be soft enough to eat “without her teeth”. Ha Ha! True story!

Preparing Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes For Cooking

Making sweet potatoes in an air fryer is SUPER EASY and a bit quicker than baking them! NOTE: See the NOTES section of the printable recipe card below for instructions for baking them, if you do not have access to an air fryer.

Pick out sweet potatoes that are medium-sized, and both similar in weight. I made two, since I was only making them for my husband and myself. Scrub the potatoes very well, to remove any dirt. Once you’ve finished washing them, pat them dry with paper towels or a dish towel.

The sweet potatoes are washed, dried, and pieced with a fork before cooking.

Preheat your air fryer to 390°F. This typically takes 4-5 minutes. While the machine is preheating, lightly spritz or rub each sweet potato with vegetable or olive oil on all sides. Pierce the potatoes in several places (top and bottom) with a fork, because this helps them not to burst open during cooking!

When the air fryer is finished preheating, place the oiled and fork-pierced sweet potatoes into the basket.

Each sweet potato is rubbed or spritzed with oil lightly, before cooking.

Time To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes!

Cook the air fryer sweet potatoes at a temperature of 390°F for 30-35 minutes. Your cooking time may vary, due to differing weights of potatoes used. Each of the potatoes shown weighed about 9 ounces, and ended up taking 35 minutes to fully cook. If using larger or smaller potatoes, your cooking time will need to be altered slightly to adapt.

Check them at the 30 minute mark by pausing the machine and inserting a butter knife into the middle of the potatoes. When the knife meets no resistance, and the sweet potatoes are soft, they are fully cooked. If not quite done, place them back in the air fryer and continue cooking until ready.

Cook air fryer sweet potatoes at 390°F for 30 minutes, then check for doneness.

Once The Sweet Potatoes Are Fully Cooked

Once the potatoes are fully cooked, the skins will have darkened considerably, and be slightly crispy on the outside. Some of the juices may have also oozed out of the fork-punctures. Transfer the HOT potatoes directly to your serving plates.

When done, the skin on the sweet potatoes is very crisp and darkened in color.

Slice the sweet potatoes from top to bottom, and squeeze both ends of the potato to fluff up the insides.

Cut the sweet potato open, and fluff the insides with a fork.

Add 1 teaspoon butter and 1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar to each of the air fryer sweet potatoes, and then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Mix the toppings into the fluffed sweet potato, and then dig in! They are SO GOOD!

Two of the air fryer sweet potatoes, filled with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.Mix the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into the sweet potato and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for air fryer sweet potatoes! We sure do. Have a wonderful day, friends, and thank you for taking the time to visit. Come back soon!

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Air Fryer Sweet Potatotes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

It's EASY to make absolutely delicious air fryer sweet potatoes! Topped with cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, this filling veggie tastes amazing!

Category: Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer sweet potatoes
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 288 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Potatoes:
  • 18 ounces sweet potatoes , approx. 9 ounces each
  • vegetable oil or olive oil , to rub on sweet potato skin before cooking
To Serve:
  • 2 teaspoons butter , or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar , a heaping teaspoon
  • cinnamon , a light sprinkling over each potato
Instructions
  1. Pick sweet potatoes that are medium-sized, and similar in weight. Scrub potatoes well, to remove any dirt. Pat them dry with paper towels or a dish towel.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 390°F. Lightly spritz or rub each sweet potato with vegetable or olive oil on all sides. Pierce potatoes in several places (top and bottom) with a fork. When machine is preheated, place sweet potatoes into air fryer basket.

  3. Cook at 390°F for 30-35 minutes. Your cooking time may vary, due to differing weights of potatoes used. Check them at the 30 minute mark. Insert a butter knife into the middle of the potatoes. If knife meets no resistance, they are fully cooked. If not done, place them back in the air fryer and continue cooking until ready. Transfer potatoes to serving plates.

To Serve:
  1. Slice potatoes open lengthwise, and squeeze both ends of the potato to fluff up the insides. Add 1 teaspoon butter and 1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar to each potato, and then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Mix the toppings into the fluffed sweet potato, and then dig in! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculations and cooking time for this recipe were made using one 9 ounce sweet potato per serving. Please note: As the weight of potatoes can vary widely, calories per serving and cooking times will tend to vary, as well.

NO AIR FRYER? NO PROBLEM! Follow all directions, but place prepared sweet potatoes on a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for between 45-60 minutes, time dependent on the weight of the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Sweet Potatotes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato + toppings)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 860mg25%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 36322IU726%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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