Sweet Potato Falafels

Who fancies a falfel?

I've found many a falafel a bit of a flail, with flakey and (I've ran out of alliteration) crumbly texture, so I decided to make a recipe using sweet potato. Moist and full of flavour these falafels will hit the spot! 




  • 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ Cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tsp Tamari
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • ¼ tsp each of: Chili Flakes, Black Pepper, Smoked Paprika, Oregano, Garlic Powder & a pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil



  • Preheat the oven to 160˚C and lightly grease a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil
  • Chop the sweet potatoes into approx. 3cm cubes and gently boil for 15 minutes until soft.
  • Drain the sweet potato and allow to cool then place in a food processor with all the other ingredients and blend
  • Roll the mix into small balls and place on the baking tray with space between each
  • Place in the oven for around 20-25 minutes (until the outer edge has hardened)
  • Enjoy!