Oven Baked Falafel
This delicious vegan Oven Baked Falafel not only tastes great, but offers an array of health benefits. Packed with plant-based protein from the chickpeas, these falafels provide a satisfying and nutritious alternative to meat-based options. Chickpeas are not only a great source of protein but also rich in dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting satiety. Additionally, the abundance of fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro in the falafel mixture adds a boost of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. By incorporating this recipe into your diet, you can enjoy the flavoursome satisfaction of falafels while nourishing your body with wholesome, plant-based ingredients.
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 6 Cloves Crushed Garlic
- 3 Cups Chickpeas
- Juice from 1 Lemon (~1/8 Cup)
- 5 Sprigs Parsley/Cilantro
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1/2 Cup Oat Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Chili Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Basil
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F. Add oil, onion, and garlic to pan and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add cooked onion to food processor, along with chickpeas and lemon juice. Blend for 1 minute (chickpeas shouldn't become fully blended).
Step 3: Add parsley, cilantro, salt, cumin, oat flour, chili flakes, and basil to food processor, and blend for 1 minute. Empty contents into large mixing bowl, and mix with hands.
Step 4: Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Form palm size falafel balls, and place on sheet. Bake for 35 minutes.