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Sweet Potato Cannellini Bean Cakes with Minted Coconut Yoghurt

By Thursday, August 01, 2013 , , , ,


These were literally the easiest burger to throw together. Ever. But they looked fantastic and tasted even better. I had some overwhelming cravings for sweet potato, but I wanted a way to make it a little more interesting, and so using various things in my cupboard and fridge I created a masterpiece. These make the perfect lunch for one person, and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled or quadrupled to make a whole family dinner.


Serves one

You will need:
1 medium-large sweet potato, cubed (approximately 250g or so)
1/2 can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained well
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsps chopped onion
1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped finely
2 tbsps lemon juice

Minted Coconut Yoghurt

Simply Combine 3 tbsps coconut yoghurt with 2 tbsps freshly chopped mint, 2 tbsps lemon juice and a little salt and pepper.

Steam your sweet potato for 15-20 minutes or until it is very soft and the skins start to fall off. Leave the cubes to cool for at least 30 minutes, or until they're almost at room temperature. Mash roughly with a fork and then add the other ingredients, continuing to mash until well combined, but leave some of the beans whole for a more chunky texture.. Preheat a frying pan with coconut oil and put 3 even dollops of mixture into the pan. Cook on a low-medium heat for around 5 minutes, or until the base is crunchy, then carefully flip and cook the other side. Serve with minted coconut yoghurt and a salad of your choice and enjoy!


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18 comments

  1. Could i make those in the oven as well?

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    1. I cannot say for certain, but I can't see why they wouldn't work in the oven too

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  2. can i just spray the pan with oil spray? will it still work?

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    1. Yes it will still work, but if it is an aerosol oil spray then I recommend you stop using it, it's really not good for your health. Coconut oil is so much better!

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  3. Dear Siobhan,
    what are u doing to get the healthy pattys sticky?

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  4. yeah... but its just not working probarly. anyway.
    thought u might have an idea but... it just might be my pan...or something.

    thanks.

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  5. Whenever I make your yummy patties they always fall apart in my fry pan as they are too gooey, so I always do them in the over until they are hardish on the outside and they are delicious!

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  6. Can I mash chickpeas instead of cannelini beans? It's not the same texture but I wonder if it would work as well. Also, what kind of sweet potato did you use? I worry that the type I get would not be "sticky" enough as it is quite crumbly!

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    1. I think it would be okay to use chickpeas. And I didn't realise there were different types, I've only ever just seen 'sweet potato' being sold!

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  7. Loving the look of these! Will definately try this out as I've got all the ingredients stocked!!

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  8. Could I substitute something for the cilantro? I notice you use it a lot, but I despise the taste :( Thanks so much!

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    1. If you don't like it then just don't use it :)

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  9. I love these! I make them at least twice a weeks. So simple and so easy.
    Thank you for this <3

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  10. These were easy and delicious. I substituted the coriander for parsley and was not disappointed (except for my abysmal presentation LOL). Will definitely make these again :-)

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