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5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

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I've had an unusual obsession with sweet potato lately. And by unusual I mean it's not that weird, but weird enough that Matt has had to ask me about it. You guys, I'm literally adding sweet potato to everything. He thinks I'm crazy.

It's on top of  my salads, in wedge (or fry) form, mashed, blended in soups, even into my morning smoothie. If it's a sweet potato, I'm finding a way to add it to my meal.

At first I thought I was turning into a crazy person, but now I've realized I can blame my sweet potato cravings on two things: 1) it's starting to be fall and sweet potatoes = fall and 2) I didn't have a single sweet potato ALL summer (not one!) and it's one of my favorite foods.

So….sweet potato all day, every day.

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Usually, I'm a sweet potato wedge fan.

And confession time… sometimes when Matt isn't home for dinner, I just make myself a huge green smoothie and a plate of sweet potato wedges. With a side of Sriracha ketchup 🙊🙈 I know. But don't knock it till you try it. It's kind of the best dinner ever.

Anyway, back today's recipe. We're swapping out the wedges with something a little bit more fun: fritters.

And these particular fritters use only 5 ingredients: sweet potato, quinoa flour, scallions and salt. And all you have to do is mix everything together in a bowl, form them into little patties and toss them in some coconut oil to sear.

Couldn't be simpler or more delicious.

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Even though these little fritters are super simple, they're packed with flavor. They're sweet, savory and have just the faintest hint of coconut. I think they might just be replacing my wedge addiction!

And if you want to add even more flavor, you can certainly jazz these babies up with different herbs and spices. I'm thinking they would be delicious with some curry powder or maybe some chili powder. OR you can even make them on the sweet side and swap out the scallions for cinnamon and maybe some apple?

Okay you guys, the wheels are spinning. I'm thinking there are going to be a few more fritter recipes in our future 😉

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For now, I'm just going to leave you with this. These sweet potato quinoa fritters are the perfect side dish or fry substitute.

And in case you're wondering, they're totally awesome dipped in ketchup. YUM!

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5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters

Adapted from Just a Taste.  A simple and delicious recipe
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fitters, sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 fritters
Calories 78 kcal
Author Alyssa



  1. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato, flour, scallions, egg, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture together with a spatula or wooden spoon until combined.
  2. Add 2 - 3 tablespoons of coconut oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, form small patties out of the sweet potato mixture in your hands.
  3. Cook the fritters until golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes, then flip cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer the fritters to a cooling rack.
  4. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture.
  5. Serve slightly warm as is (or with some Sriracha ketchup - yes!).
Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5990IU120%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. I am going to try these with coconut flour and add a little heat. I guess a cross between spicy and sweet! I love the simplicity of this recipe.

  2. They sound delicious!
    I look forward to trying this but wondering if there is any ideas for an egg substitute & making it vegan?

  3. can i pre-make these and freeze them? we are going to a tailgate with friends who are vegetarian and i wanted a fun finger food to fry up.

  4. Hi Alyssa. Tried the sweet potato fritters and they were yummy. Since I love a bit of spice , I added a few fresh chillies which gave it a nice bite. I also substituted salt for vegetable stock powder Thanks for a great recipe, yum and healthy too

  5. I just made these and they turned out AWESOME. Though I made some revisions. I added chopped jalapeno, and I baked on a silicone mat instead of frying.
    Also subbed in chickpea flour for quinoa flour.

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