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As always, I was on the internet browsing through tastespotting and came across a recipe for Sweet Potato Falafels.  The recipe appealed to me for the following reasons:

  • It only required 5 ingredients: corriander, cumin, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, chick pea flour
  • It didn’t require a ton of work
  • Sweet Potatoes are in season (I think – can anyone confirm this for me)
  • It would appeal to vegans

The only downsize was the fact that chick pea flour is not something I have in my pantry and required a trip to the bulk store. Not the end of the world  – happy to support my local health food store.

Here’s what you need:


2 medium sized sweet potato

1 1/2 tsp ground corriander (I used a handful of fresh – well washed)

1 1/2 tsp cumin

1 cup chick pea flour

1/2 a lemon

sesame seeds


1. Bake the entire sweet potato in the oven at 425 degress and bake till soft (app. 45 min). Let cool and then scoop out the insides of the sweet potato. (note: I peeled them, sliced them, and then baked them)

2. When they are soft, put the sweet potato in a Cuisinart and add the chickpea flour, corriander, cumin and the juice of the lemon.  Pulse till smooth. (note: this could be done with a fork)

Oh how I love my cuisinart!!

3. Roll them in your hands and shape them into small, thick logs. (best way to describe it).

5. Once shaped, roll them in sesame seeds.

6. The original recipe says to bake them – but I felt like frying them (me. bad). So I fried them in a small amount of oil till lightly browned.

I intended on baking them - and then changed my mind. It happens!!

Final Product:

One Word. Yummy.

There was a suggestion to serve them with tzaziki but you could dip them into any of your fav condiments or even eat them plain.

Hope you like this recipe as much as I did.  Many thanks to the honeycomb blog for posting this on tastespotting and to 101cookbooks who originally posted this recipe in 2009.

Happy Cooking.

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5 Responses to “Do You Like Sweet Potatoes? Then You are Going to Love This Recipe”

  1. October 27th, 2011 at 19:41 | #1

    i need to try this!

    • admin
      October 27th, 2011 at 20:03 | #2

      It’s SO good and SO easy. Thanks Tonya for leaving a comment!

  2. lila
    October 27th, 2011 at 20:43 | #3

    They are delish!!

  3. October 28th, 2011 at 11:19 | #4

    Sounds good. I keep getting close to buying a food processor and then not doing it.

  4. January 3rd, 2012 at 06:19 | #5

    Turn down the oven temperature to slow 300

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