Baked Sweet Potato Chips (gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Autoimmune Protocol)

Baked Sweet Potato Chips (gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Autoimmune Protocol)

In an attempt to eliminate omega-6 fatty acids and the possibility of gluten contamination of prepackaged goods, I went through a crazy fry-everything-in-coconut-oil phase a couple months ago and ended up with some pretty tasty snacks – cinnamon apple chips, plantain chips, sweet potato chips, butternut-squash-chip-fail, and onion straws just to name a few. They were all fantastic (except for the butterNOT chips) but they took forever to fry since coconut oil has a low smoke point (around 350*), so it literally took an entire afternoon slaving over the stove top babysitting bunches of bubbling batches. So, now I bake my chips. It’s faster, easier, healthier, less messy, and you have the freedom to roam the house.

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I’ve tried every temperature increment between 300-450*, and low and slow seems to be the trick with these guys – any higher and they burn before they crisp (set a timer!). This technique works for any other root vegetables, but baking times may need to be adjusted.


I love to pair these chips with fresh guacamole and carne asada with chimichurri!

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

1 Sweet Potato
1-2 tbsp Olive or Coconut Oil

Preheat oven to 300*.

Slice the nobby end off one side of the sweet potato and then slice very carefully into thin 1/8 inch round slices with a mandolin or a very sharp knife.

Toss potato rounds and olive oil together in a mixing bowl, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet (or two), and then sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 25 minutes, flip chips and rotate pans in oven if you notice uneven browning, and bake until lightly browned – about 15 more minutes (they’ll crisp once cooled). Dark coated pans will bake/burn more quickly!

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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