Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Sweet Potato Crunch

Sweet potato casserole is a classic holiday dish that is usually loaded with sugar and butter. This air fryer sweet potato crunch offers a healthier and easier alternative, without sacrificing any of the delicious flavors. The air fryer helps to crisp up the sweet potatoes without the need for excess oil, while the pecan and oat topping adds a satisfying crunch.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Crunch

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Side DishCuisine: American
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This air fryer sweet potato crunch is a healthier and easier alternative to traditional sweet potato casserole. The sweet potatoes are air fried to crispy perfection and topped with a crunchy pecan and oat topping. Perfect for a holiday side dish or a cozy weeknight meal.


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons of melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
  • Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the rolled oats, chopped pecans, flour, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the oat and pecan mixture over the sweet potatoes in the air fryer.
  • Cook the sweet potatoes in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until tender and golden brown.
  • Serve the sweet potato crunch hot, garnished with extra chopped pecans if desired.


  • Make sure to cut the sweet potatoes into even-sized pieces for even cooking.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake this dish in the oven at 375°F for 25-30 minutes.
  • For a vegan version, use coconut oil or vegan butter in place of the butter.
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated in the air fryer or oven before serving.

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