How to make Black Bean Falafels



These oven-baked falafels are made with black beans and sweet potatoes for a healthy recipe higher in fibres and lower in carbs than the classic one.

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They're perfect for adding to one-bowl salad meals or for stuffing wraps and pittas.


Wholesome plant-based ingredients make these tasty falafels both vegan and gluten-free.

Did you know?

A cup of black beans covers half of your daily fibre intake.

Step 1Part 1

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Then, season them with oil and salt and roast for 20 minutes at 200°C (390°F).

Step 1Part 2

Once roasted, mash the sweet potatoes with a fork or potato masher in a mixing bowl.

Step 2

In a food processor, pulse black beans with chopped onions and fresh parsley just until you have a chunky dough rather than a smooth mix.

Step 3Part 1

Combine the bean mix with mashed potatoes and add buckwheat flour, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and lemon zest. Stir until the ingredients are incorporated.

Step 3Part 2

Scoop a handful of the falafel mixture, roll it int the palm of your hands and then flatten it down on a baking tray.

Step 4

Bake the falafels in the oven for 20 minutes at 220°C (430°F) flipping them halfway through cooking time. Serve with lettuce, grated carrots, and a drizzle of oil or lemon juice.

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