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Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes


Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes

And one last apple recipe to conclude September's "apple fest" on Craving Greens. I hope you've enjoyed the journey. These sweet potato & apple cakes are delicious as an appetizer, a side dish or even as the main event. Why not serve them on a bed of greens?

- "They're kind of like crab cakes", said the vegan (nowadays vegetarian).

That made me laugh. The texture and colour actually do remind of crab cakes. But rest assured that these savoury cakes are vegetarian. I think they would be a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner. Don't you?

Have a good week!



Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (~3 cups)
  • 2 small apples, cored and grated (~1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill + more for serving
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil, for frying
  • Yogurt, for serving

Bring water to boil in a medium-sized pot. Boil the diced sweet potatoes for about 10 minutes, until soft.


Drain and place the cooked sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Mash them roughly.


Add all other ingredients and mix to combine (grated apples, parmesan, whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, chopped green onions, dill, egg, lemon juice and salt). Refrigerate the mixture for 10-15 minutes.


With clean hands, divide the mixture into small patties. Note: The mixture will be a little sticky.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the sweet potato & apple cakes for 3 minutes per side, or until golden and crisp. Repeat until all cakes are cooked.


 Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt and some fresh dill.

Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes

Yields ~12 cakes. Recipe adapted from Passeport Santé.

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