Can y’all believe that COLLEGE FOOTBALL WILL BE HERE IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK…. like College Game Day and everything. Usually I don’t need to get too hyped for it, but for some reason, this year it’s been off my radar a little. Don’t hate me. Just being honest. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had cable, and I haven’t watched ESPN at all, so I dunno what’s going on. But good news. We have cable now.. just for football season. I just found out last night who was ranked in the top 10, and for a second, I forgot who Georgia’s new coach was. But I do still love everything about college football…especially the people and the food. 

So, I want you to have good food while you watch your team, with your favorite people – without feeling like doo doo from too much buffalo dip. So, I’m going to be throwing out some better football food options over the next several weeks. 

So, here is the first one, and honestly, we pretty much devoured all of these right away. This is inspired by a PaleOMG recipe that I used to make awhile back every now and then as an appetizer, but I wanted to make it my own, and I like this way better. 

Game Day Sweet Potato Apple Crisps


Makes 6 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes

  • 1 large granny smith apple

  • 3-4 slices bacon

  • coconut oil – spray or melted (about 1/4 cup melted)

  • 2-3 oz goat cheese (depends on how much you want on your taters)

  • garlic salt – sprinkled lightly, to taste.

  • basil flakes – sprinkled lightly

  • cumin – sprinkled lightly


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  • Peel and slice sweet potatoes into approx 1/4 inch slices. 

  • Place sweet potato slices on parchament paper, lined baking sheet(s).

  • Cook bacon on stove – low to medium heat. Set aside on paper towel and allow to cool. Try not to eat any. 

  • While bacon is cooking, dice apple into small pieces. Try not to eat any. Top sweet potatoes with apples, distributing evenly between potatoes. 

  • Spray potatoes/apples with coconut oil (if you don’t have spray, melt and brush on).

  • Distribute goat cheese between potatoes.  

  • Once bacon is done cooling, tear into small pieces and distribute evenly between potatoes. 

  • Add garlic salt, basil flakes, and cumin.

  • Bake 20 minutes.


Notes: These are best when served/devoured right away. So, do that. These would also be good with melted, raw honey drizzled on them, but honestly, I just forgot to add it. Oh well. But this is by far one of our new favorite snacks.