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Baked Falafel

User Rating 4 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


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Deep fried falafel not in your diet? Try it baked! Baked falafel is still crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 15-19 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Drizzle olive oil evenly in shallow baking dish. Preheat oven to 350.

While oven is preheating, mash chickpeas with mortar and pestle or in food processor. Add onions and garlic and blend.

Add remaining ingredients to make a thick paste-like consistency.

Shape into ping pong size balls and place in preheated baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

Serving Baked Falafel

Baked falafel can be served the same way fried falafel would be served. Try it in a pita sandwich with tahini and veggies or on a platter with some hummus and a Middle Eastern salad.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Baked Falafel, Member photofiend

These were deeeelishus! However, I do agree that the cooking time and temp is not optimal. I doubled the batch and put 1/2 tsp of olive oil in a 12 muffiin pan and baked at 375 for 40 minutes. No ....I did not turn them over. They were crispy on the bottom and sides and crunchy on top. I served them upside down so they looked fab alongside a tomato, cucumber and red onion salad dressed with tzaziki. As for the comment that these are not falafel. Hellllloooo...... they most certainly are. Just a more healthy convenient version.

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