Plant-Based Recipes: Sweet Potato Latkes

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sweet potato latkesLooking for healthy plant-based recipes to add to your celebration? The Physicians Committee has you covered! Watch the video below to see a healthful twist on a Hanukkah staple: latkes! These plant-based Sweet Potato Latkes are free of oil and packed with fiber and antioxidants. Top with applesauce to make them extra sweet!

Sweet Potato Latkes

Makes 16 Servings

• 3 Tbsp. water
• 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
• 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 4 1/2 cups)
• 1/2 onion, peeled
• 1/3 cup quick cooking oats
• 1/3 cup oat flour
• 1 tsp. garlic powder
• 1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika or chopped sage
• 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseed and water. Mix well. Let rest for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Using a food processor or box grater, grate sweet potatoes and onions.
  3. Place onions on a piece of cheesecloth or several paper towels and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  4. Place grated onion and sweet potato in a large bowl. Add oats, oat flour, paprika or sage, garlic powder, salt and flaxseed mixture.
  5. Mix well with your hands.
  6. Fill a measuring cup (1/4 cup) with mixture, until the mixture nearly reaches the top and press lightly. Flip the cup onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and press down with measuring cup to form the latke. Repeat with the rest of the mix.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with applesauce.

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