• Megan Sherer

Crispy Baked Falafels


Falafel is another food that I had never thought I liked...until I tried them. And it turns out, I love them. Really I love anything that involves chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). So when you combine those little beans with some delicious spices and turn them into perfectly baked savory cakes, it's a win-win. And believe me, you won't ever miss the fried versions once you have tried these babies.

I add these to salads, top them with hummus and homemade tzatziki, or just eat them plain as a snack!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped or minced

  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot

  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Optional: sometimes I add a handful of fresh spinach to the mixture as well for some added greens in my meal!

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine all ingredients (chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, arrowroot, coriander, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste) in a food processor and process, leaving a little texture to the beans.

3. Shape the mixture into balls, using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon. Place them on the baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes.

4. Turn the falafel balls over, and bake for 20 minutes more.

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