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Baked Pinto Bean & Coconut Fritters

I’ve partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market to bring y’all these Pinto Bean & Coconut Patties – another vegetarian option for your Game Day eats! As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this Srilankan Runnin!

Pinto Bean Coconut Patties

Staunch football fans seem to have their own language when they talk about their passion, and, to me, it all sounds a lot like Latin! And, no – I’ve never taken a Latin class. I couldn’t tell the difference between “sacking” or “snapping”. When I am at a football get-together and someone yells “why are we fumbling the ball?” my first thought is “aren’t we all sitting on the couch?” and my second thought is “I wonder if those are turkey balls?”

You see, while I might not understand the language of football – I am very fluent in the language of food! And – I speak it often – to others and myself! As I’ve mentioned before, most football get-togethers my daughter and I have been to don’t seem to have a lot of vegetarian options so, in addition to the tofu burgers, tofu skewers, and skillet bread, these pinto bean and coconut patties are on my rotation of vegetarian options to take over to said gatherings.

Pinto Bean Coconut Patties

These are pretty simple to make – they don’t have a ton of ingredients (seven to be exact) and can be pulled together in a blender effortlessly before being baked. Since my last trip to Sprouts Farmer’s Market, I have been going there on and off as I simply love their fresh, natural, budget-friendly foods.

While I was there recently, I picked up some pinto beans and some coconut powder and used those along with onion, garlic, ginger, and an egg to make these patties. Now, you could pan fry these – which makes them juicier and crisper. But I was trying to save time and chose to bake and broil them instead. Besides, when they are baked and broiled, they are firm like a vada and go so well with some sambal oelek!

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Pinto Bean Coconut Patties

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Pinto Bean Coconut Patties


Pinto Bean Coconut Patties

Pinto Bean & Coconut Patties

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Simple and easy, these little Pinto Bean and Coconut Patties are delightful eaten with a spicy sauce, or sandwiched between buns and eaten as vegetarian sliders!


  • 1 15.5 oz can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, comes to about 2 teaspoons grated
  • 3 tablespoons coconut powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rinse and drain and then add pinto beans, garam masala, onion, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, coconut powder and egg (and parsley if you are using it) to a blender and pulse a few times till ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Roll into balls and flatten balls and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  4. Brush generously with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes
  5. Remove tray temporarily, brush with more oil and broil for two minutes - keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
  6. Serve warm with sambal oelek or ketchup or chili sauce

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Sunday 7th of February 2016

Ugh football fans and their "football speak"! I will readily admit that I go to football watching parties for the the food. These patties are so creative and they sound delicious! You make healthy sound fun!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Shashi! I love these healthy Pinto Bean & Coconut Patties!! I love that you made a vegetarian option for game day eats! they look delicious!!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Love the addition of garam masala to these Shashi

taylor @ greens & chocolate

Thursday 28th of January 2016

I have no idea what's going on when it comes to football either! Game day is all about the food to me :) Love this healthy game day eat!

Traditionally Modern Food

Thursday 28th of January 2016

I love coconut flavour this such avpriteun rich treat yum

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