Falafels are traditional Egyptian fritters made with chickpeas or fava beans mixed with herbs and spices.
They are usually served with hot sauce or tahini sauce as a tasty appetiser dish, but if you use them as stuffing for pita bread or wholemeal wrap with a green salad, they can also make for a delicious and balanced meal.
Today we want to propose a healthy and nutritious variation of the classic recipe: Oven Baked Sweet Potato and Black Beans Falafel.
Black beans are high in fibre, iron, folate, and antioxidants; while sweet potatoes provide a source of vitamin A which supports your immune system. We also added in cumin and coriander seeds for extra taste, vitamins and minerals.
Unlike the original recipe where falafels are cooked by deep-frying, here we just coat them in a little olive oil and then bake them in the oven, making them low in fats.
They are also vegan and gluten-free, making them suitable for almost everybody! For more allergen and diet friendly recipes, be sure to check out our free Smart Search tool.