Baked Sweet Potato Falafel

An easy, tasty falafel recipe. I like to put these falafel in wraps and salads.



2 sweet potatoes

1 tin chickpeas

juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

half a teaspoon ground paprika

a handful of fresh coriander chopped


Step 1: Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Steam or boil until soft (about 10 minutes).


Step 2: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put in mixing bowl along with cooked sweet potato. Mash with a potato masher or fork. 


Step 3: Add in lemon juice, spices and fresh coriander. Mix everything together well.


Step 4: Form mixture into balls and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. (I made 14 falafel from this mixture.) Bake in oven preheated to 200 c for about 20 minutes. 


Step 5: The falafel should look like this when they are done. Enjoy hot or cold. They can be eaten on their own or you can add them to a salad or wrap. They should be OK kept in the fridge for a few days.