Sweet potato-White bean patties

Vegan and gluten free patties

Vegetable-bean patties have been one of those foods which i have tried over and over but there is always something that seems to not work with them. Either they are too loose, too dry, or too gummy from the flour.

I also often find that vegetable-bean patties lack texture and can be rather mushy. (Note, by adding quinoa or rice this can help add texture to vegetable patties). But for this reason i have just opted for vegan fake meat burgers which are premade or i make myself using vegan soy mince. I like the taste, texture and convenience of them. However, i don’t want to feel defeated by veggie patties so i decided it was time to give it another try.

I made sweet potato white bean patties. I admit the mix is very loose when forming the patties, but once they are baked and have had some time to cool down they are great. Still soft on the inside but with a nice “crunch” on the outside.

Recipe

Makes 6-8 patties

2 medium sweet potatoes, boiled and cooled down in the fridge

1 can white beans (240g) – note chickpeas should work as well

80g rolled oats

200-250ml chickpea flour

2-3tbsp cornstarc h

Salt, pepper, paprika powder, chilli powder (between 1/4-1/2tsp of each).

How to:

Begin by peeling, chopping and boiling the sweet potato. Once soft, allow to cool completely.

Once the potatoes are cold, add to a food processor along with the white beans and rolled oats. Once smooth, add the chickpea flour along with the seasoning and spices and the cornstarch. It should turn into a formable mix, even if it is on the loose side.

Preheat oven to 180C. And cover a tray with parchment paper.

Form patties out of the mix and place on the tray with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool before removing from the tray.

Combine with some salad, tahini, white bean hummus!

Adaptions and changes?

You can bake the sweet potato instead of boiling, this will give alot more flavour

You should be able to add some boiled rice to the mix, this will help with the texture of the patties.

I can’t guarantee the results if you use another flour sort, so can’t tell you how much to use of another sort!

I don’t know if you can fry these or not, as they are quite loose before baking i am not sure how it would work to fry

You can most likely coat in some bread curmbs or sesame seeds for extra crunch

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