Maple Sugar Sweet Potato Wedge Fries

Ever since Boo turned two, meal times have been on high stress alert.

I don’t know what happened, but it’s like the second she learned she had an opinion she began to use that ‘power’. Now, even the foods she LOVES, she flat out refuses to eat it.

I know kids go through phases yada yada waa waa waa, but seriously…When is this phase going to be over? The other night she had a cookie for dessert and I had to practically remind her to eat it. Of coarse she said no, called me a B word, and told me to get out of her life…

Just kidding, but in all honesty I’m not looking forward to age 16.

Boo has always been a strong minded child, and I’ve learned quickly with her that everything has to be HER idea otherwise it’s a no go…(Sound familiar hubby?)

If I say, ” OMG let’s go to DISNEYLAND!!”

Boo would say, “NO way!”

But if it was her idea, well then by all means it’s the greatest idea ever. (Again, sorry hubby…She’s totally my child.)

Which is why sometimes as parents we must go to certain lengths to get our kids to try the food on their plate. Whether it be threats of naptimes/timeouts or no TV, we’ve all been there begging and pleading on our knees to get them to just take one FREAKING bite.

Even things to the extent of…

“Pretty Pleeeaase! With Sugar on top…”

Maple Sugar Sweet Potato Wedge Fries


2 sweet potatoes-skined and cut into fries/wedges

2 TB. melted coconut oil

2 TB. maple sugar

1/4 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

sprinkle salt/pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss fries with oil, then sugar and spices. Spread fries on a baking sheet (with parchment paper beneath fries). Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes then flip fries, and bake for another 10-15 minutes. If you want them crispy, cut into smaller pieces, and at the end of baking time broil for about a minute or two. Serve immediately.

I’ll have you know that these fries were amazing, and I ate the whole batch by myself for lunch.

That’s right, by myself.

I give up…


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  1. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says:

    I use coconut oil to bake my sweet potatoes with too! So delicious, I don’t blame you for eating the whole batch!

    Besides the phase that she is going through, she is absolutely beautiful!

  2. She’s so beautiful in her princess dress! And there is nothing I love more than sweet potato wedges – yum!

  3. Boo is beautiful!! How can she be so stubborn? LOL
    mm sweet potato fries! def going to try this with the rest of the 10 pound bag we ended up getting for Thanksgiving 🙂 Thanks

  4. I’m having the same issue with my two year old. All last week the only thing he’d eat is gluten free pretzels and goats milk. AHHHH! I just didn’t let him have goats milk as much and he seemed to want more food. Thank goodness! My oldest did the same thing. Little stinks!

  5. The these for dinner last night and I’m eating them for lunch today 🙂 the are so yummy!!

  6. Melissa says:

    So, I make these all the time because I love them so much. I just now realized the recipe says maple SUGAR – not maple SYRUP – which I’ve been using! Haha 🙂 They are good with syrup just so you know! And, what is maple sugar??

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