Tasty Beyond Belief

by Kelli H. on May 3, 2011

Pictured above was tonight’s dinner.  It may not look like much, but don’t be fooled!  This is one of my favorite recipes.  I’ve only made it twice but I know I’ll be making this one for years and years to come.  The flavor in those baked sweet potato falafle’s are to die for.  I recommend trying this recipe STAT.  It’s simple, spring time colors, light and fulfilling all at once — My type of meal.  Oh yah, and vegetarian.  Now, I am not a vegetarian but I do eat veg 2-4 times a week.  Mostly for monetary reasons but it’s also become something I enjoy. If you want to read a little more about falafle go here.

Baked Sweet Potato Falafle 
Adapted from Bran Appetit!

2 sweet potatoes cooked & peeled (I baked mine at 425 for about 45 minutes)
1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
2 t garlic powder
1 t cumin
1/2 t tumeric
1 t salt
1/2 t ground pepper
1/4 t cinnamon
1 t corriander
2 t parsley (I didn’t have any on hand this time and they were still great!)
2 T ground flax seed (First time I used this, 2nd time I just used whole wheat flour)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Mash sweet potatoes with chickpeas in a medium bowl
3. Add in all seasonings and flax (or flour) until mixture sticks together.
4. Spay or line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Roll mixture into 1″ balls & place on baking sheet.
5. Brush or spray with olive oil.
6. Bake 25-30 minutes.

I served these on warmed pita’s, spread with hummus.  I just happened to have some jalapeno cheddar hummus left so I used that.  Really any hummus will work.  Then I sprinkled them with sliced red onion, and cucumbers.  There is some prep work to be done with those sweet potatoes but it’s really simple.  Just throw them in the oven and forget about em! Once they’re done baking, mix everything together, bake again and you’re good to go.  Seriously, try this recipe! You won’t be disappointed.  The flavors are heavenly.  I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow — left overs!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

brandi May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

They look great! I’m so happy you like them 🙂

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Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Oh yum! These sound great. I love sweet potatoes. I’m with you on eating vegetarian a few days a week, but my husband would never go for it.

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Made in Sonoma May 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

@brandi
Thanks for originally sharing the recipe!

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Made in Sonoma May 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

@Rachel @ Rachel’s Recipe Reviews

I’m lucky that my boyfriend will eat anything I cook! haha.

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Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) May 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm

oh yum- sounds like a meal I’d love!! I gotta try it out 🙂

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Lauri (RedHeadrecipes.com) May 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Oh, that looks AWEsome!! Gotta try that ASAP!

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Janelle May 8, 2011 at 12:35 am

Those look amazing – I’m trying them – STAT!

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Kaleh May 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

OMG these look soo good. I’ve never had fallafel! definetly wanna try this!

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Made in Sonoma May 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

@Kaleh

We should make these when you come over.

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