Sweet potato falafel

Do you love sweet potato falafelDid you know that they’re really easy to make? bbb founder Inge loves this recipe from Deliciously Ella. Her children love it too!

Sweet potato falafel is a delightful and nutritious variation of the traditional falafel. These flavorful balls are made from sweet potatoes, chickpea flour, and an array of herbs and spices. The natural sweetness of the sweet potato pairs perfectly with the savory taste of chickpea flour, while herbs like cumin, coriander, and garlic add aromatic depth.

These falafel balls are typically baked until they have a crispy exterior while maintaining a soft and moist interior. They are not only a flavorful choice but also rich in nutrients, including fiber, vitamins A and C, and various minerals.

Sweet potato falafel is versatile and can be served in pita bread, on salads, or as part of a mezze spread. It is a tasty and healthy option for both vegetarians and enthusiasts of Middle Eastern flavors.

What you need (for 10 pieces)

  • olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 300gr, peeled and chopped in bitesize pieces)
  • 1 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour or wheat flour
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roasted
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • salt & pepper


How to make it

Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees (fan forced 200 deg). Place the pieces of sweet potato on an oven tray. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake them for 40 to 45 minutes until soft. remove from oven and allow to cool. Grind the cooled sweet potato with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until a smooth paste.

Scoop out balls of the mixture with an ice-cream scoop and roll into smooth balls with your hands. Place on a baking tray (on baking paper) and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Check if done by sliding a knife into the middle of a ball; If it comes out clean then they are done. Otherwise bake a little longer. Enjoy!

This recipe is taken from ‘ The Plant-Based Cookbook’ by Deliciously Ella. All recipes from bbb health boutique are tasty, healthy and plant-based. Here you will find an overview of all our delicious recipes.

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