Sweet Potato Falafels (recipe)

Serves: 4 | Prepping time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins
This week we have the Sweet potato falafels which is a healthy and delicious twist on the traditional falafel recipe. This version uses sweet potato as the main ingredient, giving the falafels a unique flavor and texture.

Sweet potatoes are rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. One serving is already good for 40% to 50% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Enjoy the delicious tasty and nutritiousness of these Falafels.

What you need (ingredients)

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.4 oz. (40g) rolled oats
  • 2x 14 oz. (400g) cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tsp. cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4.6 oz. (130g) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 oz. (30g) cilantro, chopped

Nutritional values per serving

  • Energy: 358 kcal
  • Fats: 8 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 62 gr
  • Protein: 15 gr
  • Fiber: 16 gr
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How to make this recipe (how to prepare it)

  • Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Pierce the sweet potato with a fork and microwave it for 10 minutes on high, until soft.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pot and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, then set aside.
  • Place the rolled oats into a food processor and blitz to form a flour. Add in the chickpeas, onion and garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, chil, and tomato pastei. Process into a coarse mixture and transfer into a bowl.
  • Scoop out the soft flesh of the sweet potato and add to the bowl. Next add the sweet corn, cilantro and mix well until combined.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up the dough.
  • Use your hands to form the dough into 20 balls and place them on the lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball to form a patty, and bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the patties over and bake for a further 10 minutes until golden.
  • Serve the falafels with your favorite hummus, vegetables, salad or toasted pitas.

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