8 July, 2015
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, read this link. To view more DFT recipes, Click here! Team DFT created magic this week. “Unfrying the Fried Snacks” was the challenge and it has been well received ! I’m bringing my “sweet potato chips” for this challenge.
Crunchy, crisp chips are a welcome snack at any time, aren’t they? Give it a healthy touch by baking them instead of deep frying and make them completely guilt-free!
Sweet potatoes are a good choice for diabetics as they are much lower in glycemic index than potatoes. This means that they have less of an immediate impact on sugar levels after they are consumed.
A medium sweet potato has 26 grams of carbohydrates, of which 3.8 grams are dietary fiber. Fiber, which is part of the total carbohydrate content, can be subtracted from the total grams of carbohydrates to have a better idea of the blood sugar-rising potential of a food. In the case of a baked sweet potatoes, subtract the 3.8 grams of fiber from the 26 grams of carbohydrates to determine that they contain only 22.2 grams of available carbs per serving. (Source: SFGate ) The whole snack made with this recipe contains about 45 grams of carbohydrate.
I used my Oxo Mandoline Slicer which is very efficient for making thin slices.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips (gluten-free, vegan)
sweet potatoes- 2 medium
Paprika or red chilly powder- 1 tsp.
turmeric powder- a pinch
salt- to taste
organic canola oil or melted coconut oil- 2 tsp.
1. Peel sweet potatoes and use a mandoline slicer to make thin slices.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
3. Add spices in a mixing bowl along with oil. Toss the sliced sweet potato with the spice mixture.
4. Spread them out in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (I use aluminum). Bake for 40 minutes. Rotate tray and bake for 30 more minutes.
5. At this point, check for crispness of the chips. Remove those that are baked fully and leave the rest in the oven (turned off) for another 10 minutes or so till desired crispness is achieved.
6. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight box.
1. Baking time will be much less if nonstick tray is used. Take care not to burn them!
2. Suggested serving size: 1/2 cup
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or dietitian. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietitian before making any changes to your diet.
Sharing this at the Plant Based Potluck Party#53 at UrbanNaturale.com.
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Parvathy: Baked Ribbon Pakkavada
Suchitra: Baked Vegetable Samosas
Chahat: Baked Veggie Bread Rolls
Swati: Whole wheat Moong Dal Samosa