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Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Falafels

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Time

1h

Cost

Nutrients

279 kcal

Carbs 55 grams

Sugars 16 grams

Total Fats 5 grams

Saturates 1 grams

Fibers 9 grams

Proteins 8 grams

About this recipe

These falafels are prepared with mashed sweet potatoes, black beans, toasted cumin, and coriander seeds. They are a healthy variation of the classic recipe, as they are oven-baked rather than fried. Serve them with tahini sauce for a tasty appetizer or stuff them in warm pitta bread with salad and tomatoes for a satisfying yet balanced meal.


Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

No Allergens!

Servings

3

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Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 1

Boil the sweet potatoes with the skin on until soft. Drain and cool down. Then, peel and mash them with a fork.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 2

Dry toast the cardamom pods, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds until fragrant. Then allow to cool down.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 3

Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and grind them with the other seeds.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 4

Blitz drained black beans, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground seeds, salt, lemon zest, parsley, coriander, chopped onions, and crushed garlic.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 5

Pulse the ingredients just enough to get a chunky dough rather than a smooth mix, to give the falafel a better consistency.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 6

Next, combine sweet potato mash with the black beans mix and buckwheat flour.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 7

Cover with a clean cloth and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 8

To make the falafels, pinch off a small amount of dough, roll it into a ball, and place it in a baking tray greased with vegetable oil.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

STEP 9

Bake in the oven at 200°C (392°F) for 15-20 minutes flipping halfway through cooking time.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400g
Cardamom Pods1tsp
Cumin Seeds1tsp
Coriander Seeds1tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240g
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Black Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.5tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5g
Fresh Coriander5g
Onion50g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp

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