Hooray, it's the weekend! Does anyone else have today off from work? I'm so excited to have a long weekend... I've got a lot of catching up to do around the house.
I love sweet potatoes. They I mostly eat them as "fries" baked in the oven for a side dish, but sometimes I want something a little more filling and satisfying. This sweet potato cake is full of good stuff: black beans, oats, and sweet potato. You don't need to be a vegan to love these!
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes
1 large sweet potato, boiled until the skin easily comes off
3/4 cup black beans, if using canned beans drain and rinse them
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon dried parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Preheat the oven to 350* and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. In a a small mixing bowl, mash the sweet potato. Add the beans and combine. In a separate bowl, combine the oats and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Add the oat mixture to the sweet potato mixture. Mix well. Divide the mixture into 5 black bean and sweet potato cakes and place them on the baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn them over and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Switch your oven setting to broil for the last few minutes, if desired.
Serve these Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes as-is, serve on a bun, or eat it in a lettuce wrap.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and beautiful spring weather... whether it's really beautiful out there or if it's just tropical in your mind :)