You’re going to love oven fried falafel! These Middle Eastern bean balls are everything you didn’t know you needed in your life!
Falafel night takes place in my house almost once a week. I don’t always make them the same way. Sometimes I bake them, sometimes I fry them, but the version that I’m sharing is my favorite way. But one thing that stays consistent, I always serve falafel with my vegan tzatziki!
I don’t typically love to deep-fry. Something about a big pot of hot oil over a gas range makes me feel uneasy, so I really do avoid it as much as I can. Luckily, baking your falafel is much healthier and cuts back significantly on the oil that you need to use.
The prep time for making falafel is pretty hands off and quick. You simply combine your ingredients into a food processor, and pulse until it’s combined while remaining slightly chunky.
Once you’ve prepared your mixture, you’re going to form two tablespoon discs and bake for 30 minutes. While your falafel is baking, I highly suggest you put together my vegan tzatziki to serve with them.
Ways to serve falafel: If you’re not sure how to serve falafel, I recommend serving inside a warm pita, in a salad, or as a standalone appetizer with tzatziki.
YOU’LL LOVE IT BECAUSE
I know you’re going to absolutely love this falafel recipe. Unlike so many others, it’s super easy, so healthy, and protein packed.
Entirely plant based
A great way to change up your routine
Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside
+ Freakin’ awesome.
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- blender or food processor
- 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 2 garlic cloves roughly minced
- 1/2 purple onion roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 tbsp chickpea flour regular or GF flour also works
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
- In a blender or food processor, add all of the ingredients (except the olive oil) and pulse until combined but still chunky.
- Coat a rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil.
- Make falafel discs with the mixture using about two tablespoons of the mixture to form each disc and place them onto the baking sheet. You should be able to make about 10-12 falafel discs.
- Bake the falafels for 30 minutes, gently flipping half way through.