Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers

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Sweet potato and chickpea burgers are a great alternative to meat burgers and really are quite simple and quick to make. You can freeze or refrigerate them until you need them.

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes

1 can of chickpeas

1 cup of oats

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp paprika

Pinch of salt and pepper, add more if you prefer

1 onion

Tsp of coconut oil

1/4 cup of fresh parsley

Directions:

Begin with baking the sweet potato until soft.

Blend the oats until they become a flour like consistency and also blend the chickpeas. You may prefer not to blend the chickpeas which is fine.

Chop the onion very finely unless you prefer it chunkier and then fry the onion in half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Fry until softened.

Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, allow for them to cool down and peel off the skin.

Chop the parsley and add the sweet potato and remaining ingredients to the chickpeas and oats and mash or mix together depending on what consistency you prefer.

Taste the mixture and add more spices if you feel necessary.

From the mixture (with your hands) shape into as many burgers as you like depending on what size you want them. Either griddle or bake the burgers in half a teaspoon of melted coconut oil until heated through. I actually prefer to refrigerate the burgers before heating as they become firmer but this is not a necessity. You can eat your burgers just as they are or add to a bun or bread of your choice with cabbage, carrot, spinach etc.  Again the choice is yours.

Enjoy!