The Spice Blend
The mole powder is a mixture of spices like Chili Powder, Cocoa Powder, and more… You will be able to find everything at your local big box grocery store. One note on the Cocoa Powder, Hershey’s does not work for this or anything. I prefer a different brand. Cocao Barry extra brute is my favorite for all recipes needing cocoa powder. It does come in a larger bag so make sure to have an extra airtight container on hand for storage.
Using a sharp knife and a cutting board on a stable surface, Dice into 1/2″ sweet potato Chunks, leaving the skin on for maximum health benefits like Vitamin A, C, and E. If you want to cut these into sweet potato wedges rather than dice, this recipe will work as well. We will just need to adjust the cook for extra time for these long slices. Avoid cutting them into smaller pieces. The reason is it will throw off the ratio of spice to sweet potato, which should be heavier sweet potato than spice.
In a large bowl, toss the chunks with a bit of oil, like Avocado Oil, Mole Spice, and Kosher Salt. I use Avocado Oil rather than olive oil. It only needs a little oil, so if you don’t have Avocado oil that’s fine, use vegetable oil instead.
For best results and shorter cooking time, arrange them in a Single Layer on a baking pan. Roast at 425º for 15 minutes. The cook time will vary with each oven. The point of the high temperature and short cook time is to get a hard sear to form a bit of crust on the outside while the inside becomes soft.
More Ways to Use This Recipe!
Are you making a recipe for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries? Use this spice blend to finish them for extra flavor! Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with a touch of heat and complimenting flavors that are not just cinnamon and sugar… what’s not to love?
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Happy Healthy Eating!
Cocao Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder
Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers
I use these for nearly everything in my pantry
My favorite brand for specialty oils
Sweet Potato Home Fries
- Total Time: 30 Minutes
- Yield: 1 Side 1x
This is the perfect marriage of savory and sweet. The deep flavors of the mole powder compliment the sweet potatoes so well.
- 1/2 Cup Ancho Powder
- 2 Tbl Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Chipotle Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 lb. Sweet Potatoes, 1/2″ Dice with the skin on
- 1 tsp Avocado Oil
- 2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 tsp Mole Powder
- White Sesame Seeds
- Roasted & Salted Pepitas
- Chopped Cilantro
- Use a fork to break up the brown sugar clumps in the mole powder until it has completely incorporated with the rest of the spices.
- Transfer to an airtight container and label. This will make more than you will need for one recipe but its great to have on hand.
- Dice the sweet potatoes, keeping the skin on, into 1/2″ chunks
- Toss the sweet potato chunks with the avocado oil, salt and mole powder
- Lay out, in a single layer, onto a sheet pan and roast at 425º for about 15 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving dish and then sprinkle with the white sesame seeds, pepitas and cilantro.
When I have a flavored oil like Chipotle oil on hand I like to drizzle a little on top of the finished dish for a little extra smokey heat.
And yes – you can totally make this recipe in your air fryer. Make sure to adjust the temperatures to fit your specific fryer. It will probably be in the 360º range.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Category: Healthy Side Dishes
- Method: Roasting
- Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keywords: Simple Side Dishes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes, Healthy Side Dishes