These were absolutely delicious, my husband said they were the best falafels he’s had. Your weights, measurements and instructive video are also on point! Why? Ania. I love pairing falafels with fresh hummus – double the chickpeas, double the plant-based protein. Add diced onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, cayenne, salt and cilantro. I think maybe the time taken is a bit misleading, whereas I will accept the chickpeas may need to be soaked overnight (or bought pre soaked) there is still an hour for your potato, followed by half an hour of cooking. Yay! It should now resemble a falafel consistency but it will be quite soft and warm because of the sweet potato. Ania. And thank you for taking the time to leave me such a lovely feedback! Sumac is my favourite middle eastern spice. I hope you give these a try and if so, send me a picture! Lightly mash chickpeas and mix with the mashed sweet potato. Mix to incorporate. Ania, Hi Ania I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying our videos as this something we’ve only recently started doing. Thanks Debbie, glad to hear it! . I made a jalapeno ranch dressing I found another blog and used that as my sauce. Enjoy them on top of a salad, in a pita wrap, or on its own with a drizzle of traditional tzatziki dressing. If tahini is something your grocery store doesn’t carry, you can simply substitute with almond butter. I used dill for the tahini sauce and it happens to be a good mix. I was hoping to make some of your regular fafels and noted you do these lovely baked versions, do you think I could substitute the sweet potato for butternut squash instead, as we are in lockdown I’m trying hard to use up all the food that I have rather than going out to often . Continue until all falafel patties are formed. Oh my goodness. Perfect, thanks for the clarification, they turned out beautifully! I am going to try these this week. Once the pan is heated through, add sweet potato falafel and cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or until each side is a golden brown color. Ania. They were full of flavour and really easy to make. As for your question, no, afraid not – we haven’t yet tried any gluten-free bread making…one day maybe…, Aww! x Ania, This recipe has been written by Ania. Add diced onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, cayenne, salt and cilantro. You can skip sesame seeds if you wish, but almond flour isn’t a good replacement in this instance, I’m afraid. Can’t wait to try your recipes but starting with these falafels; if I wanted to make them in advance at what stage is best to freeze, before or after baking in the oven? All the flavours (and more!) I was thinking to add a pinch of fructose instead (I do not consume other sugars), but I relied entirely on the sweetness of the chickpeas. Ania. I’ve got a millet tabouleh, warm pita bread and a quick yogurt sauce. of a falafel without that usual dryness or added fat as they’re baked not fried! This quick yogurt sauce is simply just plain yogurt with some sumac. Thanks. Thanks so much! Izzy | Pinch of delight. In a bowl, combine mashed sweet potato and chickpeas. I will definitely be making these again , That’s so lovely to hear, Stacy! I am wondering, do you cook the sweet potatoes ahead of time or just process raw then they will fully cook when fried? Hi! I cooked with slightly pre-boilled chickpeas. Ania, Would it work if I sprouted and cooked the chickpeas before making the patties? And thank you, we are slowly getting there, it does take a long time. Hope you’ll enjoy! Also, if you are a parent with littles, give these a try for your kiddos. Hope that helps! Do you have any experience one way or the other with making these ahead and freezing them? I hope that helps. Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Add breadcrumbs (or almond flour) and mix to combine. yum!! Much appreciated. Oh my gosh!!!!! Continue until all falafel patties are cooked and serve warm. That unexpected sweetness in a falafel is really different and delicious. Recently, one of my patients asked me about the last time I had fried chicken. I love falafel and haven’t ever tried to make it at home. Hello, I'm Sarah, a recipe developer, food photographer and dessert enthusiast! I might add that this recipe was a huge deciding factor if I should get a food processor – and now I have one you’ve become my go-to vegan blog Ania and Duncan! Many thanks Bake for 15-20 minutes on one side, then using a spatula flip onto the other side and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Thanks so much for kind words, Mira. #sponsored Season with salt and pepper. Mix it all very thoroughly and place in the fridge for several hours (or freezer for an hour) to firm up. Thank you Ania, Hi, can you sub in regular or whole wheat flour for the chickpea flour? I hope you and your family are feeling better If the mixture gets stuck, stop blending and get a spatula to force the mixture down, then try blending again. Great recipe! It was the first time we had sweet potato falafel, but it will definitely not be the last time. Oh, yay! In a large skillet over medium heat, cover the bottom of the pan with extra virgin olive oil. Kim, we made these tonight and they were SO good! Prep sweet potato: Peel 1 large sweet potato. Using your hands, form small falafels out of the mixture. PS: If you make my baked sweet potato falafels, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I have soaked a large amount to use in general, and I am a bit lost now — is it 1 1/4 cups of soaked chickpeas that I need? I am miserably failing with all aquafaba recipes, I am guessing that it is because I have to replace sugar with fructose and they do not act the same in heat and with protein. Instead of baking the sweet potato, I steamed it (as that was way quicker).