Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Latkes

Sweet potato Latkes in frying pan.
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Prep Time:
15 minutes
Serves 2
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  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely grated
  • 2 tsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 rounded Tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill


  1. Place grated sweet potato and onion into a clean, dry dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Add drained sweet potato and onion to a medium bowl. Stir in flour, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and salt until sweet potato and onion pieces are coated.
  3. Heat sunflower oil in a frying pan over a medium heat while you shape latkes into small, flat patties. Test that oil is ready by adding a couple of shreds of sweet potato—they should gently sizzle.
  4. Carefully add latkes and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. While latkes are cooking, mix vegan cream cheese and dill together in a small bowl. Carefully remove latkes from pan and drain on a clean towel. Serve hot with cream cheese-dill mixture.


These latkes have a crisp, caramelized outer and a sweet potato center, making them the most perfect comfort food. Latkes are traditionally served over Jewish holiday celebrations. This version uses sweet potatoes and cinnamon to add a flavor twist that is perfect for anyone trying these delights for the first time.

Nutrition Info

361 Calories, 3 g Protein, 23 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 30 g Total fat (4 g sat), 392 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin A, E,  Vitamin B6