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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Falafel

Air-fried sweet potato falafel
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings5 people*



  • Soften the sweet potato, either by microwave or steaming. To microwave, add the cubes to a microwave-safe dish, microwave about 3-5 minutes until soft. To steam, fill a pot with a steamer basket with one-inch of water. Bring it to a boil, add the sweet potatoes into the steamer basket, cover, and steam for about 10 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft.
  • Next combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until a you have a smooth-ish consistency. A little chunky is ok.
  • Remove to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, to firm up.
  • Spoon about a tablespoon or so into your hand and roll into a 1-inch ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Air fry at 375F for 15-18 minutes.
  • Serve with tahini, hummus, and your favorite veggies.

Recipe Notes

*Makes: 28 1-inch falafels
**If using organic sweet potato, leave the skin on for added fiber and nutrients. If not, simply peel it before cubing.
No air-fryer? You can bake the falafel in the oven at 375F for 25-30 min. To ensure a nice crisp crunch and prevent drying out, brush each falafel with a drop of oil. If you have a fan in the oven turn it on. It helps the hot air circulate better resulting in a crispier finished dish. 

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