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Sweet Potato Patties


1 small onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 large clove garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon paprika

Pinch cayenne pepper

2 eggs, whisked

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn

1 can white beans, rinsed and dried

5 tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons ground flax

Optional toppings: Cashew lime creme, Plain, salted yogurt, smashed avocado for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, diced sweet potato, and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft.
  3. Remove pan from heat and place sweet potato mixture in a medium bowl. Add spices and beans. Mash ingredients together. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Add corn, breadcrumbs and eggs to sweet potato mixture. Mix well with hands and form into  patties, about 3" wide.
  5. Place on parchment paper lined baking pan and bake for 15 minutes on one side; flip, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Remove burgers from oven, serve on a slice of whole wheat or gluten free bread if desired. Top with smashed avocado and salted yogurt.

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