Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce  

Falafels get a healthy twist with this baked recipe that’s high in beta carotene and iron. Pair with a salad and vegan avocado cream sauce for a light lunch or dinner!  

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce  Ingredients:

For the Falafels: 

2 cups lentils 

15 ounces sweet potato puree, canned or baked & pureed  

1/4 cup coconut flour 

2 tbsp. minced garlic 

1 tsp. cumin 

½ tsp. paprika 

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 

salt & pepper to taste 

For the Avocado Sauce: 

1 large avocado, pitted 

2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut milk 

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce
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Baked Lentil Sweet Potato Falafels with Avocado Cream Sauce

Falafels get a healthy twist with this baked recipe that’s high in beta carotene and iron. Pair with a salad and vegan avocado cream sauce for a light lunch or dinner!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Lentils
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 patties

Ingredients

Falafels

  • 2 cups lentils
  • 15 ounces sweet potato puree canned or baked and then pureed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 large Avocado pitted
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place lentils in a pot of boiling water. Boil 10 until tender and drain.
  • Place the lentils in a high-speed blender or food processor with the other ingredients for the falafels. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Scoop ¼ of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet to form a patty. Repeat for the remaining batter until there are 12 patties.
  • Bake at 375 F 25-30 minutes until golden and edges are slightly crusty.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet while you prepare the avocado sauce.
  • Place the avocado and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk to obtain desired consistency.
  • Serve falafels with avocado cream sauce over a salad with your favorite veggies.

Notes

Nutrition for  4 servings (1 serving = 3 falafel)
13g Protein | 57g Carbs | 9g Fat | 350 Calories | 15g Fiber

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