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Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Falafels

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Time

1h

Cost

Nutrients

275 kcal

Carbs 54 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 25% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 75% of recommended intake for a meal
More than 75% of recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 75% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 75% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
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Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

No Allergens!

Servings

3

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Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

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 Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

STEP 2

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

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

STEP 3

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

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

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 Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

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 Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

STEP 6

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

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

STEP 7

Cover with a clean cloth and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

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 Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp

STEP 9

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

Ingredients List

Sweet Potato400 g
Cardamom Pods1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Coriander Seeds1 tsp
Black Beans (cooked)240 g
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Salt0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Fresh Parsley5 g
Fresh Coriander5 g
Onion50 g
Garlic Clove2
Buckwheat Flour3 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp