Sweet Potato Falafel

Sweet Potato Falafel

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.7
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 450.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Recipe from FatFreeVegan Recipe from FatFreeVegan
Number of Servings: 6


    1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 2 tbsp hot water
    2 medium sweet potatoes (about 18 ounces, total)
    3 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons ground coriander
    2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
    ΒΌ teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup minced parsley
    juice of 1 lemon
    1 cup chickpea flour or besan
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    sesame seeds (optional)


Mix the flax seeds with two tablespoons hot water and set aside to thicken. Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork
and place on paper towels in microwave. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, turn over, and then cook for another 2 minutes.
Check for tenderness, and if not cooked all the way through, cook in increments of 30 seconds until tender. Set aside to cool
until easy to handle; peel and place in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 400F. Mash sweet potatoes well with a masher or a fork.
Add the flax mixture, seasonings (including parsley), and lemon juice and stir well. Mix the chickpea flour with the baking
powder and add it a little at a time to the sweet potato mixture. Stir until well-combined. Batter should be stiff; if not, add
chickpea flour a tablespoon at a time until batter is thick. (If the batter is too stiff to blend in all the flour, add water a
tablespoon at a time.) Oil a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Use a cookie scoop or
rounded tablespoon to make about 20-22 little mounds of dough on the baking sheet (dipping the scoop in water every now
and then will help prevent the dough from sticking to it). Flatten the balls to about 1/2-inch thick and 1 1/2-inches wide.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bottoms are medium brown. Serve hot with yogurt
tahini sauce.

Servings: 6
Per Serving: 85 grams

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EJORDANE.

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  • Very Good
    very sweet and moist and tasty! I will make them again! - 5/28/14

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    Thnx - 9/15/09

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