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Easy Air Fryer Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

Easy Air Fryer Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes is a quick recipe that will show how long to cook whole sweet potatoes in the air fryer. Use sweet potatoes or yams and load them up with butter, cinnamon, and honey. You can add brown sugar, too!

air fryer sweet potato with butter drizzled with honey on a blue plate

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Can You Cook Sweet Potatoes in an Air Fryer?

Absolutely! I like to use the Instant Pot or the air fryer for sweet potatoes because the process is painless in comparison to the oven. If I’m going to use sweet potatoes inside another recipe, I use my Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. If I want to eat sweet potatoes as a side-dish and load them up, I use the air fryer.

How to Make and Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  1. Grab your sweet potatoes and rub them in olive oil.
  2. Load them into the air fryer basket.
  3. Air Fryer

Cook Time and How Long to Cook

I give my sweet potatoes 40 minutes to cook.

raw sweet potato on a flat surface

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend either 380 or 400 degrees. 400 degrees will cook faster, but sometimes it results in dark spots on the outside of the potato.

How To Soften Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potatoes will soften the longer you cook them. I like to test if they are soft enough by piercing each with a fork. If it glides through the skin easily, it’s soft enough for me.

Why Do Sweet Potatoes Leak?

Sweet potatoes leak due to sap, which is a mix of water and starch.

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Do Sweet Potatoes Need to be Soaked in Water?

Air Fryer baked sweet potatoes do not need to be soaked in water. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries do need to be soaked in water to remove excess starch. Be sure to click the link to check out my recipe.

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air fryer sweet potato on a blue plate with butter
air fryer sweet potato with butter drizzled with honey on a blue plate
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Easy Air Fryer Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

Easy Air Fryer Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes is a recipe that will show how long to cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer. Use sweet potatoes or yams and load them up with butter, cinnamon, and honey. You can add brown sugar, too!
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Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer sweet potatoes, air fryer vegetables, air fryer yams
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 166kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub the sweet potatoes with olive oil
  • Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer. Cook for 40 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the air fryer and allow them to cool.
  • Slice them open and load 1 teaspoon of butter and honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon into each.
  • Cooking time may vary because every air fryer brand is different. You can poke the potatoes with a knife to test if they are done. The inside of the sweet potato should be soft.

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Notes

Cook time will vary based on your air fryer brand and how soft you want your potatoes.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1sweet potato | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g
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air fryer loaded sweet potatoes with butter on a white plate

air fryer sweet potato with butter drizzled with honey on a blue plate
Recipe Rating




Erin J.

Monday 17th of January 2022

I love how easy this recipe is! I saw on IG reels the example to make a taco sweet potato and could not get that idea out of my head so I had to try it this weekend. It was AMAZING! Thanks for always sharing the creative ideas you have to shake up the everyday item.

staysnatched

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

You're welcome!

Julie Faughnan

Thursday 13th of January 2022

I love this recipe and cooking sweet potatoes in the air fryer. I do substitute maple syrup instead of the honey because I love the taste of the sweet potatoes with maple syrup. This is a fast, easy way to cook sweet potatoes and they taste better than microwaving them.

staysnatched

Friday 14th of January 2022

That sounds so good!

Sydney

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

First time making a sweet potato in the air fryer and this was perfectly soft. Toppings on this made it even better

staysnatched

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

The toppings are the best part!

P.J. Jones

Monday 6th of December 2021

Super easy and tasty, I used honey butter from Sam's Club since I had that on hadn't and it was perfect. I love this simple recipe, really helping me get the best use out of my air fryer.

staysnatched

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

That sounds so good!

Erin

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Thank you so much! My husband needed to cook a sweet potato quickly. I sent him this recipe. He said it was fast and delicious. He really enjoyed it.

staysnatched

Thursday 1st of July 2021

Wonderful! That's so good to hear.