A tasty way to enjoy falafel without any added oil or flour
I only discovered falafel in my 20’s, and was instantly in love. Not only is it super-worthy, being made from chickpeas (full of fibre and protein), they taste so good, and are a fab way of bulking out a salad. For me, as a sworn meat eater, they also provide a viable meat alternative!
I’ve tried making falafel without using any olive oil before, but it was quite dry and crumbly- adding in the sweet potato gives it a lovely texture and extra moisture without oil.
These were so easy to do, the perfect consistency to shape easily, and when baked they were crispy on the outside and moist inside. They taste great and are a perfect thing to make in big batches to keep in the fridge for a snack-attack or a quick and easy meal.