Sweet Potato Falafel (vegan)

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Hi my dears, ?

As you probably already know, I‘m a big fan of falafels and potatoes. Especially sweet potatoes are one of my favorite potato types because I love their sweet taste. So I had the idea to combine both and made some yummy vegan sweet potato falafel.

These sweet potato falafels are made with just a few ingredients. Everything you need is sweet potatoes, cooked chickpeas, chickpea flour and a few seasonings. So they’re not only vegan and gluten-free but also easy to make.

If you love potatoes as much as I do, you should definitely check the recipes of my ‘crispy baked sweet potato fries‘ or my beloved ‘potato wedges‘ which are at least two times a week on my dinner menue. More favorite recipes of mine are ‘vegan gnocchi‘ and ‘sweetpotato spaghetti‘.
I mean, potatoes are not only so delicious but also  very healthy and rich in important nutrients. Especially in combination with good fats, such as olive oil, your body can absorb the essential fat soluble vitamins.

For all the falafel lovers you can also check my easy basic ‘falafel with hummus‘ recipe which is made of cooked chickpeas or this ‘falafel wraps‘ recipe which is made of raw chickpeas for more crispiness. If you prefer it more spicy you can have a look at my ‘harissa falafel‘ recipe or for a creamier variation the ‘cashew falafel‘ recipe. Another great idea is to make  ‘Quinoa Chickpea Balls‘ which you can serve in a sauce or ‘Lentil Couscous Patties‘, if you don’t like chickpeas so much.
But I‘m wondering, who doesn’t love chickpeas? In my opinion they’re very yummy and nourishing as they’re so rich in protein and fiber.

But now enough writing. Let‘s start with the recipe:

Sweet Potato Falafel (vegan)

These yummy Sweet Potato Falafel are vegan, gluten-free, healthy, nutrient-rich and easy to make - perfect as side dish or snack! 😉
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Course: Lunch & Dinner, Snacks


  • 500 g sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g canned chickpeas
  • 100 g chickpea flour
  • one handful fresh parsley & coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1,5 tsp salt
  • red pepper
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • oil for baking and brushing


  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes to 1 cm slices and brush with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place sweet potato slices on it.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Afterwards, remove from the oven and let them cool a little.
  • Then blend baked sweet potato slices with all remaining ingredients (except sesame seeds). The dough should be easy to form. If it’s too wet, add a bit more flour.
  • Form balls and press them a little.
  • Brush your falafel balls with a bit of olive oil and cover with sesame seeds from all sides.
  • Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 30 minutes. Flip after 15 minutes.
  • Serve falafel with side dishes and dips of choice, for example in a buddha bowl with “spicy hummus” or a “ajvar dip” or as a burger with “hummus” and “guacamole“.
  • Enjoy. ?


  1. Avatar 18. February 2018 / 0:22

    These sweet potato falafels look absolutely incredible! I love the vibrant color so much. Wonderful easy recipe, Bianca. 🙂

    • fitness_bianca 19. February 2018 / 11:38

      Thank you so much, my dear Ela ❤️
      So glad that you like the recipe!
      Much love,
      Bianca ?

  2. Avatar 19. February 2018 / 19:30

    What a yummy spin on falafel! Sweet potatoes, turmeric, chickpea flour – I love all these delicious and healthy ingredients! Beautiful rainbow falafel bowl, Bianca!

    • fitness_bianca 20. February 2018 / 11:11

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Nisha ?
      So glad that you like this kind of food!
      Much love,
      Bianca ❤️

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    21. August 2018 / 18:53

    Besides being super tasty, these falafels give a real boost of energy and can be used in lots of recipes, such as wrap, pasta plates or salad ! 😋 🍠 🍃 Thanks for sharing ! 🧡

    • Bianca Zapatka 23. August 2018 / 18:51

      Hi Elias,
      Thank you so much for your feedback! 😊
      I‘m so happy that you like the recipe.
      And yes, you can serve them with anything you like! I like them most with salads or pita 😋
      Much love,
      Bianca ❤️

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    6. March 2019 / 4:10

    I want to try this recipe. How many falafels does this recipe yield? Need to know the size for the cooking time and temperature. Thanks.

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