For Chanukah this year we decided to do a spin on traditional latkes and use sweet potatoes and apples instead. This delicious combo is sweet, but not too sweet, and can be served as a side dish with pretty much any meal. We loved pairing this recipe with dairy-free coconut yogurt; the slight bitterness of creamy, cooling yogurt was a perfect balance with the sweet potato and apple latkes.
Besides swapping out the regular potatoes, we did two other things to make latkes healthier. First, we made this recipe grain free, so that everyone can enjoy latkes, even if you are gluten free or can’t eat grains. This was easy to do by using tapioca (or arrowroot) instead of regular flour. Second, we bake our latkes instead of frying them. Baking the latkes means that the oil won’t be heated to as high a temperature as when you pan fry, so the oil will not be damaged.
We hope you’ll give this recipe a try!
Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes
2 small sweet potatoes, grated
1 apple, grated
1/2 a yellow onion, grated
2 Tbsp arrowroot flour (or tapioca)
1/2 tsp sea salt