They can also be enjoyed on their own as a great first food when weaning baby, as they’re soft and easy to chew. We sneaked some spinach into the mix as well for those fussy litter eaters among us!
Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Ages: Babies (6m+) to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 6-9 patties
Sweet potato and chick pea patties:
- 450-500g of sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ cup of mint chopped
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- ½ cup of spinach, finely chopped
- 100 grams ground oats or oat flour for the coating
- Olive oil for frying
- 1 medium avocado
- ½ lime
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
For the patties:
- Peel and chop the sweet potato. Boil until soft, about 15 minutes, then drain.
- Mix the boiled sweet potato, canned chickpeas, spinach, spring onions and mint in a food processor. Mix until everything is well blended.
- Form into 6-8 patties with your hands. If it’s too wet you can add a little oat flour to the mixture to firm it up.
- Place your ground oats or oat flour on a plate and press the patties into it on each side before placing in the frying pan.
- Fry in olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and warm in the centre
For the avocado dip:
- In a food processor blend the avocado, lime juice, and olive oil until smooth and well combined.
Sweet potato patties, our step-by-step guide:
Boil your sweet potatoes until they are soft, about 15 minutes
Mix the boiled sweet potato, canned chickpeas, spinach, spring onions and mint in a food processor.
Blend until fairly smooth.
You may need to do this in batches.
If the mixture is too wet, add some ground oats or oat flour to firm it up.
Form it into 6-8 patties with your hands.
Place the grounds oats or oat flour on a plate and press the patties into it on all sides.
Fry in olive oil until they are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Remove and place onto paper towels.
Prepare your avocado dip.
Whizz your avocado, lime juice and a good slug of olive oil in your food processor.
Scrape your avocado dip into a bowl and refrigerate until your ready to serve the burgers.
Serve your sweet potato patties as veggie burgers, using your avocado dip as a healthy alternative to mayo, or on their own with your avocado dip.