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Easy Baked Falafel

Inspired by our trip to Israel, I created a baked falafel recipe that is just as easy as it is tasty! It’s made with canned chickpeas so there’s no soaking necessary. These protein-packed patties are great for topping bowls and salads, plus they're vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: baked falafel, easy baked falafel
Servings: 15 patties
Calories: 143kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons oat flour
  • olive or avocado oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking sheet with oil.
  • Add chickpeas, onion, garlic, oil, parsley, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne into a food processor and pulse until just combined. You don’t want to over-process the mixture or you’ll end up with hummus. Plus, having a few chunks of chickpeas gives the falafel a nice texture. Stir in baking soda and oat flour. At this point your mixture should be holding together quite well.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of mixture out and form into small patties; you should get about 15. Place on prepped baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, flip patties and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until falafel are golden and cooked through.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3falafel | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 648mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g