Baked Falafel (No Oil)
This Falafel is full of flavor, but NOT fat! Instead of frying the Falafel in oil, they are baked in the oven! Add the falafel to a pita with some homemade hummus, tomato and onion and ENJOY!
Servings Prep Time
12Falafel Balls 10min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12Falafel Balls 10min
Cook Time
  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and pre-heat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then pat dry with a clean tea towel or paper towel.
  3. Add the cashews and garlic cloves to the food processor and pulse a couple times, roughly chopping them.
  4. Add all the ingredients except the flour, and blend well. Be sure to get all the mix from the walls of the food processor.
  5. Add 3 tbsp of flour, and pulse a few times. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until the mix is less wet and sticky.
  6. The mixture should shape into a ball easily without sticking to your hands too much, or crumbling apart. If the mixture crumbles, add a little water at a time until the mixture is more pliable.
  7. Scoop out a couple tbsp at a time and roll into balls. Place on the baking sheet and flatten slightly. If you want a crispier outside, you can brush the tops and bottoms with oil before placing on the baking sheet.
  8. Cook on 375º for 25-28 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes.
  9. The falafel should be slightly browned on both sides when they are finished. They may be more brown if brushed with oil.
Recipe Notes

Serve in a pita with your favorite toppings such as red onion, tomatoes, tabouli, vegan tzatziki and hummus!  Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker


Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...