Baked Falafels Recipe


Baked Falafels

Falafels are a vegans best friend plus so cheap and easy to make. Most recipes require you to soak the chickpeas and deep fat fry the falafels. I wanted to create an easier, healthy baked version using a tin of chickpeas.
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword chickpeas, falafel


  • 1 tin chickpeas drained
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • handful of fresh parsley or 2 tbsp of dried
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp pink/sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder optional
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp plain flour I used wholemeal


  • Preheat oven to 190oC/374oF
    To your food processor add the chickpeas, spices, salt, pepper, parsley, flour, onion, garlic & lemon juice.
    Blend until all the ingredients are coarsely chopped. You may need to use a spatula to scrape off from the sides (see video).
    Line a baking tray with parchment paper and a little oil (helps the falafels to brown). Using a dessert spoon scoop out 2 spoonfuls and mould into a thick, small disc (see video).
    Place on the baking try and repeat. You should get 5-6 falafels.Spray/brush with a little oil and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot or cold.
    Great with houmous, plain yoghurt, sour cream or guacamole.



Tip: I don’t like my food too spicy but found adding a little chilli adds to the flavour. If you like spicy food add more chilli. Why not make into a larger burger patty, bake and have in a bun.
Author: Self taught cook, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor. Living with liver disease & healing through a vegan diet.

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