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Baked Yam Chips

A crispy, delicious and healthier alternative to fried yam, a popular West African food (and street food). Plus it tastes the same as the fried version!

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Yam is a popular African root vegetable high in fibre and many vitamins and minerals. In different African countries, yam is eaten boiled, mashed into a swallow as in the case of Nigeria or deep fried. Obviously, deep frying yam is one of the most delicious options however can be high in calories and fat.

I opted for a healthier alternative by baking yam and this recipe came out tasting exactly the same as the deep fried version. This therefore makes for a healthier everyday alternative to fried yam!

These baked chips could not be easier to make as they require only three ingredients! So without further ado, here’s the recipe:-


Servings 4 portions
Calories 187 kcal


  • 544 g yam
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut your yam into strips and soak them in water for 5 minutes. 
  • Dry them and add them to a baking tray. Coat them in coconut oil and salt. 
  • Place them in the oven at 180*C for 30 minutes. Keep flipping them to the other sides every few minutes so that all sides brown. 
  • Take out and enjoy!


Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCalcium: 0.04mgIron: 0.003mg
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  1. I will definitely be trying this! Glad to have found this site, love finding good, healthy versions of Ghanaian recipes 😀

  2. […] which are filled with sugar and fat. When I made this sauce for the first time, I ate it with my baked yam chips and this classic combination is enough to set your taste buds on fire! Some people like to fry the […]

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