These are kind of like a twist on falafel. Goes well in pita bread. Enjoy with a generous sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves and some finishing salt! You can use vegan butter instead of coconut oil, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
12 patties
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion with a pinch of salt in hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant; about 1 minute. Stir in thyme and cook for about 30 seconds; transfer mixture to a large bowl.

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  • Stir sweet potatoes, quinoa, sea salt, and black pepper together with onion mixture until well-combined. Divide mixture into golf-ball size balls and press into patties.

  • Heat coconut oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties in hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 52.6g 17% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 183.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
I used cilantro because I don't have fresh thyme but can t wait to try this recipe as written! Smooth almost creamy patties with great flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2015
These not only fell apart when I fried them but also stuck to my hands when I pressed them into patties. I had to just about scrap them off my hand into the pan. I wonder if it was b/c I had just also finished cooking the quinoa and yam (I like yams better) and they were both still pretty warm. Maybe if I let them cool I'd have better luck. Will try again b/c I like the overall recipe. I would also use more sea salt and thyme next time as this batch was a little bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
I used cilantro because I don't have fresh thyme but can t wait to try this recipe as written! Smooth almost creamy patties with great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2015
Great idea. Love the ingredients! The patties fell apart while I was frying them. I added an egg. Still no good. I wanted this to work. Any suggestions to "bind" the ingredients? I also added cinnamon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
I followed the recipe except for I didn t make the mixture into balls. I spooned the mixture into a ball then placed it in the skillet and formed my patties that way. I cooked the patties on a low setting for 3 to 4 minutes ( until dark golden brown) and cooked the same amount of time on the other side. Note: I did notice that the mixture gets firmer the longer it sits in the bowl and its much easier to work with. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2015
These not only fell apart when I fried them but also stuck to my hands when I pressed them into patties. I had to just about scrap them off my hand into the pan. I wonder if it was b/c I had just also finished cooking the quinoa and yam (I like yams better) and they were both still pretty warm. Maybe if I let them cool I'd have better luck. Will try again b/c I like the overall recipe. I would also use more sea salt and thyme next time as this batch was a little bland. Read More