These baked sweet potato falafel? My goodness have they been a long time coming!
I’ve had the recipe ready to go for well over two months. And yet every single time I went to take photos, something came up. Like clockwork. To the point where it got a wee bit eerie. <— Seriously, it was pretty creepy!
But! Last week the falafel gods must have been smiling down on me because hey-o! We have pictures!
Success!! And oh am I glad. Because these pop-able falafel bites are just too darn delicious. They have this sort of cozy warmness … very a la the flavors in this sweet potato hummus with roasted garlic (total favorite of mine!).
AND they are super simple to make. We pulse together most of the ingredients in a food processor and then mix with some sweet potato puree, flour and egg in a bowl. Form that mixture into balls and off they go to cook in the oven! They bake up soft and moist (yes, I said it!), with a slightly crisp exterior. Now that’s how we do a fun spin on falafel!
So, a very important question. How should you serve them??? Oooo baby do we have options.
1. My go-to? With roasted veggies (carrots, parsnips and red onion, please and thank you!), a grain of some sort and tahini sauce for drizzling.
2. On top of a big ol’ delicious salad or stuffed into a pita / wrap.
3. As an appetizer with the lemon yogurt sauce from these spinach chickpea falafel!
All most excellent choices. All you should totally give a try.