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Sweet potato Cakes

Sweet potato Cakes

Root Your Health Logo Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Perth




5 min

10 min



½ cup rolled oats

1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes about 1 medium sweet potato

½ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven at 180 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Add oat to food processor and blend first. Then add remaining ingredients except for chia seeds and blend until smooth.
  3. Stir in chia seeds.
  4. Transfer the sweet potato mixture to baking sheet using an ice cream scooper or spoon.
  5. Working with slightly we hands push the batter slightly down into small patties.
  6. Bake the batter for 10 min. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days, can be frozen for 2 months.


These cakes are soft and moist, convenient and contain many essential nutrients, including iron, healthy fat, vitamin A, potassium, and fibre. You can also use butternut or pumpkin as an alternative to sweet potato. Honey, ½ banana can be added for sweetness. Cheese (goats cheese) and chives for savoury alternative. Served with probiotic green sauce (see recipe)

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Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Root Your Health Perth Signature