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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties on white plate.

Baked Sweet potato Cauliflower Patties

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1x


Baked Sweet Potato Cakes- paleo and vegan friendly. Air Fryer Option


Units Scale
  • 1 medium to large sweet potato, peeled
  • 2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons organic ranch seasoning mix or dairy seasoning mix of choice
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch or gluten free flour of choice
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • Dipping sauce of choice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet (or oil) and set aside.
  2. Next cut your peeled sweet potato into smaller pieces. Place in a food processor or blender and pulse until the larger pieces are broken up.
  3. Add in your cauliflower, onion, and garlic and pulse again.
  4. Add in you sunflower seeds, flaxseed, arrowroot (or flour), cilantro, and remaining seasonings. Pulse or place on medium until a thick batter is formed. See blog for picture.
  5. Place batter in larger bowl. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter out at a time and form into patties about 1.5 inches thick. Place on baking sheet.
  6. Repeat until you have about 7-10 patties.
  7. Chill in freeze for 10 minutes so the patties can set.
  8. Once set, place patties in oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. If you made your patties extra thick, they could take closer to 25 minutes.
  9. See notes for Air fryer cooking option. 


For Air Fryer Option- Place cauliflower patties (4 at a time) in air fryer at 360 to 370F for 18 minutes, flipping halfway. If your patties are extra thick, they could take closer to 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: vegetarian
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 patty
  • Calories: 85
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: sweet potato, cakes, vegetarian, paleo, vegan, appetizer, snack, patties