How to make Baked Sweet Potato Patties Recipe

Jessica's Vegetarian and vegan friendly Sweet Potato Patties.

These vegan-friendly sweet potato patties are delicious, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you are looking for a healthy way to spice up your diet this winter, give these a try!


Sweet potato patties

They are:

  • Vegan and Vegetarian
  • Nut-free
  • Servings: 5 patties


  • 300g cooked chickpeas (available from Blissful's Zero Waste Section)
  • 400g cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 2 heaped tsps. cumin
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. flour of choice 
  • 8-10 sundried tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • Large handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
  • Salt & fresh pepper
  • Tiger Rice bread buns (available at Blissful Health Food Shop)

sweet potato patty method


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes, cut in half, add them to boiling water and cook for about 45 minutes until soft.
  2. Sauté the red onion and garlic in some oil until soft and lightly brown. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220 °C (gas mark 7). If using a fan setting pre-heat at 200°C.
  4. Once the sweet potato is cooked, add it to a large bowl together with the cooked chickpeas, sautéed red onion and garlic, cumin, olive oil, flour, sundried tomatoes, fresh coriander, salt, and fresh pepper.
  5. Use a potato masher to combine the ingredients and form a mixture. Add salt along the way if desired.
  6. Form the mixture into 5 patties.
  7. Once the patties are formed, brush some oil on both sides and place them on a lined baking tray.
  8. Place the patties inside the preheated oven, and bake for about 40-45 minutes, turning once.
  9. Once the pattiesare golden brown,  remove them from the oven.
  10. Cut a TigerRice bread bun in half and grill until lightly golden brown. Build your own burger using the bread bun and any other toppings.
  11. Store leftover patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

sweet potato patty

Serving ideas:

  • Serve the patties with your favourite toppings! Add ingredients such as mixed leafy greens, tomatoes, onions, avocado, sprouts, pickles, ketchup, hummus.
  • The sweet potato patties may be served with homemade potato fries or a simple fresh side salad.

serving sweet potato patties


When cooking raw chickpeas:

Add 150g of raw chickpeas to a bowl, cover with water and let them soak overnight. Drain the soaked chickpeas and add them to a pan.  Add cold water to the pan and make sure there is twice the volume of the chickpeas. Bring the water to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer the chickpeas for 45 mins, until soft and tender. Finally, rinse the excess water.