Today I am sharing a popular recipe from Angelicious – sweet potato falafels. This recipe produces a delightfully creamy falafel with a wonderful blend of spices, flavour and sweetness.
They are easy to make and serve well hot, as well as cold (so perhaps you’d like to make a big batch and enjoy them all week long as little snacks or with your salads or in sandwiches).
Falafel was traditionally a deep-fried middle eastern dish. You can enjoy this healthier, naturally gluten-free version by baking them in the oven instead – yay!
Cumin and coriander are great warming spices that not only complement our health but also add the sort of flavoursome bite that lends itself perfectly to middle eastern cuisine.
Sweet potatoes bring a gorgeous soft texture and creaminess to this dish, whilst adding a myriad of important nutrients (being particularly high in vitamins A & C, B vitamins, manganese and copper).
Health benefits of sweet potato
They are especially high in vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)… in fact, one sweet potato is said to carry at least 400% of your RDA!
They also have high levels of Vitamin C & the B vitamins, manganese, potassium, copper, phosphorus, antioxidants – to name a few.
Who’d have thought that one of the most delicious vegetables could be such a nutritional powerhouse? As if that’s not enough, they’ve also been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels (even in people with type 2 diabetes).
There’s a printable recipe below with the ingredient list. It’s pretty easy to make them. You basically cook the sweet potatoes, crush the garlic, pop everything in the food processor or blender (see my tips for using hand blender which is my favourite method to make this sort of thing).
If you don’t have an equipment you can even just use a good old-fashioned potato masher (and while we are at it, I have even made this by mashing the ingredients with a fork). So no excuses hahaha.
Place on a baking tray and bake in preheated oven at gas mark 6 or 7 (200 ̊C/220 ̊C or 400 ̊F/425 ̊F) for approximately 30 minutes or until tanned.
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