Recipe- Quinoa Sweet Potato Pies

Recipe- Quinoa Sweet Potato Pies

sweet potato quinoa cakes recipe

Okayy, so these are really more like patties than pies... but 'pies' just sounds cuter :) And of course, there's totally a story behind me making them...

As you might know, I took a trip earlier in the fall with my musical co-conspiritor Saul to track vocals, guitars, and other stuffs for my exciting and newest yet-to-be-titled EP. We stayed in some cabins owned by family friends Jim and Doreen. We each had our very own cabin for the week!

One night, Saul & I were rumbling around in my kitchen, trying to figure out something for dinner. This was surprisingly hard... because we're both serial snackers and bought mostly granola, nuts, eggs, cereal and other doo-dads. We didn't really get enough supplies to make real meals every night. We were about to cobble together some god-knows-what, when Doreen popped over and saved the day with some extra food she had made- sweet potato/ quinoa and greens!! She must've been reading our minds.

I've been meaning to try my hand at it since I got back, and finally got the chance this weekend. So here's what I came up with...

You need:
1 large sweet potato
1 cup quinoa
1 tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 shakes cayenne pepper

You need to:
- Prepare the quinoa, and sweet potato (I baked mine.) Then mash them together in a big bowl. Add the butter, salt, garlic powder, bread crumbs & cayenne pepper.

- Form into patties about 3-inches across. You can make them as big or small as you want, but I ended up liking the thinner, smaller ones better :)

- Fry over medium heat in butter, or another cooking oil of your choice.

- Do each side about 3-4 minutes each side, or until it is slightly browned.

Mine ended up turning out sort of smushy. Next time, I'll add more quinoa and bread crumbs. They were still SO magnificently delicious though. And healthy!

sweet potato quinoa cakes recipe


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  1. These sound awesome. I have quinoa but don't have many recipes for it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous11/12/2013

    mmmm these look so delicious! i'll have to try them out.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  3. YUM. These look SO good! I want some right now!

  4. Very interesting! Would you like to follow each other?

  5. Ok this looks amazing!! I am trying it next week!

    xo & now following

  6. YUM and things that regularly have in my kitchen, love recipes like that.

  7. Thanks for this recipe! I just received a bunch of quinoa from my mother in law, and have been in need of more ideas of what to do with it- these look delish!


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