Sweet Potato Patties – Whole 30 Recipe

Photography by Jennifer Glover of Carolina Girl Cooks
Sweet potato bites or sweet potato patties are one of my favorite things to make while on Whole 30.  Jennifer of Carolina Girl Cooks and I teamed up today to make sweet potato patties, which was inspired by the sweet potato bites that I’ve made from The Wonky Spatula.
These are not only wonderful for breakfast but they are great snacks throughout the day too.  I’ve even eaten these for lunch with a side spinach salad.  They are just so yummy and obviously so good for you too!
Hope you enjoy them and as always, thanks for stopping by!


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped red onion (you can use any other onion as well)
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of almond or coconut flour, if needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and cut the ends off the sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and bake the potatoes for about 45 minutes to an hour or until they are cooked through. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
    2. While the sweet potatoes are cooling, heat up a skillet to medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion, spices and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
    3. Next add in the chopped green pepper, another sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Allow the mixture to cool.
    4. When the potatoes are cool enough, peel their jackets off, place them in a bowl and mash them up a bit. Add in the onion and pepper mixture, eggs and another sprinkle of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
    5. If the mixture is thick enough, proceed to the next step. If not, add about 1/4 cup of the flour to the mixture to thicken it. You should be able to form a patty and the mixture stay together and not be too sticky.
    6. Form patties with about 1/3 cup of the mixture. Place them on a plate and continue forming the patties until all the mixture has been used.
    7. You can cook them one of two ways. Method 1: Heat up a skillet with about 1-2 tablespoons of oil to medium-high heat. Place a few of the patties in the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side. Repeat until all the patties have been cooked. Method 2: Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through so that they brown on both sides.
    8. Serve with whole30 compliant bacon and eggs however you like them.
    9. **If you double the recipe to freeze the other half, make sure you cook the patties through and cool them completely. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then place them a freezer safe plastic bag. To thaw, leave them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to overnight and reheat them by the skillet method or by the oven method.