Carrot & Sweet Potato Latkes

This latke recipe uses sweet potatoes and carrots as the main ingredients for added health benefits like fiber which aids bowel health, vitamin A which supports healthy vision, and beta carotene, a plant pigment that provides antioxidants!






Health Benefit:

Sweet potatoes and carrots are orange in color due to a plant pigment called beta carotene. This pigment provides antioxidants, supports healthy vision, and vitamin A.



Grater or food processor

Large bowl

Frying pan 


Baking sheet

Paper towels

  • 3 cups sweet potato
  • 2 TBSP minced onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. You can use white sugar, coconut sugar, or omit completely. White or yellow onion works. Use another frying oil with a high smoke point if you don’t have avocado oil. Serve with sour cream or applesauce. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Wash, peel, and shred sweet potatoes and carrots; Squeeze out liquid using a paper towel; Mince onion

Step 2

Transfer mixture to a large bowl; Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder; Mix until well combined

Step 3

Heat avocado oil in a large frying pan; Use hands to form mixture into patties; Carefully drop into pan, in batches of 3-4 

Step 4

Fry until crust is golden brown; Flip and fry until golden brown on other side, about 2-3 min per side

Step 5

Transfer latkes to a large plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels; Allow to cool for several minutes; Enjoy!