• Makes 12
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


Vegetarian option for nuggets.

Ingredients (makes 12 nuggets)

  • 600 gram sweet potato, steamed and mashed
  • 1tbls chia seeds
  • 1 tbls flaxmeal
  • 1 tbls coconut butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup corn crumbs (Orgran make these)
  • olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Combine mashed potato, chia seeds, flaxmeal, coconut butter, spices and egg until well combined.
  2. Divide into nuggets.
  3. place egg whites in one bowl, and the corn crumbs in another.
  4. coat each nugget into the egg white, then roll in the corn crumbs until well covered. Place on baking tray. Lightly spray with olive oil spray.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.

  • Interesting recipe. My vegetarian sister will love these!


  • Have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Looks great!! Interesting I have never used flaxmeal or coconut butter…


  • Sweet potato is so yummy and these nuggets so tasty.

    • Will pass this recipe onto a vegetarian friend that loves sweet potato.


  • Sounds good !


  • A lovely recipe idea; looks great, thanks!.


  • Yummo! What a great looking recipe! Thank you


  • Look yummy .. Corn Crumbs? i’ll do some research


  • looks and sounds good – never heard of coconut butter?


  • We often tell my son to imagine a food item is nuggets when he says he doesn’t like it. We call him the ‘Nugget Kid’. Now he’s discovered sweet potato as a fave veg he will be in love with these.


  • Nice and healthy yum! Another way to get them to eat their veges thanks for the recipe


  • These look like a good choice for those with food restrictions.


  • on the menu for the weekend, thanks for sharing!


  • i love sweet potato, there are some interesting ingredients in these, will have to try. thanx.


  • I like sweet potato but not really a fan of the other combined ingredients.


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