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Baked Falafel Recipe

Enjoy this easy to make baked falafel recipe as a side dish, or in a wrap. It’s a hassle free falafel recipe that is authentic in flavour with delicious chickpeas, garlic, spices and herbs.

baked falafel recipe

How To Make Baked Falafel

Traditional middle eastern falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans, herbs and spices. It is a very common street food and often served up as part of pita and tahini, as well as in salads.

The most common method for cooking falafel is deep frying it in canola or vegetable oil, but this recipe focusses on making baked falafel. 

What You Need (scroll to bottom for recipe card and to print out)

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Sea salt, black pepper, cumin, paprika to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

baked falafel ingredients

The easiest way to prepare the falafel mixture is with a food processor. Simply add all the ingredients, apart from the olive oil, to the food processor and pulse for 4 minutes until the mixture is finely ground. The final mixture should resemble coarse sand.

preparing falafel

If you don’t have a food processor you can use a potato masher and mash the all the ingredients together. 

The falafel mixture now needs to be shaped into golf ball sized shapes and pressed down flat. If the falafel mixture is too hard to shape you can put it in the fridge first to harden up a little.

falafel baking tray olive oil

Place the flattened falafel on a baking tray and drizzle the olive oil over the top of them. 

Cook in a preheated oven (200C/180C Fan/Gas 6) for about 20 minutes, or until they have browned. Baked falafel should be crispy on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside.

baked falafel baking tin

How To Serve Falafel

Serve baked falafel in a pitta pocket, or tortilla wrap, with some hummus, or garlic sauce and a small green salad.  You can also serve baked falafel as it is with some tzatziki drizzled on top.

baked falafel recipe

Baked Falafel Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Enjoy this easy to make baked falafel recipe as a side dish, or in a wrap.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Sea salt, black pepper, cumin, paprika to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
    2. Add all the ingredients, except the olive oil, to a food processor and pulse for 4 minutes, or until the mixture is finely ground. The final mixture should resemble coarse sand. If you don't have a food processor you can use a potato masher.
    3. Using your hands, form a mixture into golf sized balls and flatten down until compact.
    4. Place the falafel on a baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over and then bake for 20 minutes, or until it brown.
    5. Serve as they are, or in pitta pockets or wraps.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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