In the event that you are an aficionado of Center Eastern nourishment like me, at that point you will LOVE these sweet potato falafel. They are completely scrumptious, nutritious, too adaptable and can make any dinner all the more fulfilling and energizing!

Shop brought falafel simply don't cut it for me i'm apprehensive – I generally find that they are dry, dull and as a general rule the fixing rundown is the length of my arm! Along these lines, I incline toward make my own, which you may think seems like somewhat of a faff, yet I guarantee you it truly isn't! This recipe is in reality overly simple, generally chaos free thus worth trying. One chomp of these sweet potato falafel, and all of a sudden whatever else will appear to be insufficient.

They are only fresh outwardly and similarly as flavorfully squidgy within as customary falafels, yet a Mess better for you. I adore covering the outside of these with sesame seeds for additional crunch and surface, yet additionally in light of the fact that it just makes them look so lovely!

My sweet potato falafel are so perfectly spiced I would cheerfully simply eat them all alone. Despite the fact that, I need to state that they are Surprisingly better when plunged into hummus, tossed into wraps or used to top servings of mixed greens.

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These falafels are prepared and not seared making them a lot more beneficial yet similarly as fresh and delicious and as customary recipes. Veggie lover, Gluten Free and Paleo.


  • 600 g (about 2 medium) sweet potatoes
  • 400 g (1 can) chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20 g (small handful) fresh corriander roughly chopped
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c fan/200°c/390°f.
  2. Place the whole sweet potatoes onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 1 hour until very soft.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, add the chickpeas and garlic into a food processor and pulse until the chickpeas are broken up and starting to resemble mash (You can use a fork to mash the chickpeas here, it will just take a little longer). Empty the mixture into a large bowl.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes are soft allow them to cool for 15 minutes before using your hands to peel away the skin (this should be very easy if the potatoes have cooked for long enough). Add them into the bowl with the chickpea mixture along with the salt and all the herbs and spices. Use a fork to throughly mash and combine everything together. 
  5. Empty the sesame seeds onto a plate and line and lightly oil a baking tray.
  6. Using your hands, make small golf ball sized patties of the sweet potato falafel mixture before rolling in the sesame seeds and placing on the baking tray (If you would like extra crispy falafels, you can brush the tops with a little extra oil). Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

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