This baked sweet potato falafel is crispy and super flavorful! It's also full of nutrients and perfect for prepping ahead. Made with sweet potato, chickpeas, and a delicious blend of seasonings, sweet potato will keep you full and satisfied. They're also quite easy to make––you have to try them!

Sweet Potato Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



Cooking Time




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for roasting sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing falafels


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then cut them into cubes.
  2. Coat the sweet potato cubes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Once the sweet potato has cooled, place into a food processor along with the chickpeas, chickpea flour, spices, and chopped herbs.
  4. Blend into a smooth mixture. Using your hands, form the mixture into around 20 balls, and place them onto the baking tray.
  5. Brush the falafels with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  6. Remove the falafels from the oven once the edges are golden brown. Let them cool and enjoy!