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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Falafel

These Gluten Free Sweet Potato Falafel are great in a "bowl" as Pinch of Yum suggested, as a quick snack or as a "cooked veggie" on your alkaline plate.

To bake Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 7 bowls
Cost: $4.00 for batch


  • Equipment: Food Processor with "S" blade, small cookie scoop, cookie sheet or small fry pan.


  • 1 can organic chickpeas rinsed under cold water
  • 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes 1-2 large sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 flax egg 1 Tablespoon Flax meal with 2.5 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sweet onion
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pink Salt & White Pepper I used about ½ teaspoon of salt and a dash of white pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Food Processor S-Blade
  • Chop chick peas, onion, parsley, cilantro and minced garlic in food processor and pulse to fine chop
  • Add sweet potato, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and cayenne, pulse food processor to mix well
  • Use a small cookie scoop, flatten into rounds and top with Savory Spice Shop “Everything Bagel” for an extra kick. Also good without the bagel topping.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, flip at 15 minutes to brown on both sides.
  • To store in freezer, place rounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten rounds, freeze solid and store in zip loc freezer bags for up to 1 month. If you are baking frozen falafel, increase baking time to 40 minutes.
  • NOTE: You can also pan fry in a good quality oil. They will be softer, more like a potato cake than a falafel.


Pinch of Yum suggests serving as a bowl with spinach, quinoa, fresh dill, heirloom tomatoes, fresh cucumbers and goat cheese. Top with cashew jalapeno ranch dressing or vegan taziki sauce. I tried it that way, Yummy! snip fresh dill as a garnish. Layer your bowl with spinach, then a dab of "Cashew Ranch Dressing".
These would also be fabulous as appetizers topped with goat cheese and put under the broiler.  Snip dill as a garnish.