This baked sweet potato falafel, which is vegan friendly, gluten free AND oil free, won’t leave you disappointed up against your regular deep fried falafel cravings! This recipe packs all the flavour and none of the nasties, leaving you feeling full and nourished. Try out this super easy recipe for a great addition to a lunch this week!
If only all falafel was as good for you as this one is, I think I would eat it non stop. This super easy recipe uses sweet potato to add a subtle sweetness to the regular falafel ingredients, and also helps keep the inside of the falafel nice and moist, while the outside gets crispy in the oven!
By baking the sweet potato falafel instead of frying it, you get to cut out all the oil which leaves these delightful little falafels not greasy in the slightest. They are the lightest falafels I have ever tried, and yet no flavour is compromised at all. They still pack everything you could want from a falafel, from the chickpeas to the cumin and fresh herbs, without any of the guilt!
I decided to try eating these two ways, on a plate of salad with some of my homemade hummus (recipe for that here!), and in a cabbage leaf wrap, with more hummus and some homemade salsa. I can HIGHLY recommend the cabbage wrap! I never thought I could actually enjoy a wrap made out of a cabbage leaf, but the cool crispiness against the warm falafel and hot salsa? Hollaaaaaa.
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