Homemade Baked Falafel (Gluten & Oil-Free)

July 4, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free,  is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus it is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! #vegan #falafel #oilfree #glutenfree #lunch #dinner #entree #baked #foolproof #chickpeas #easyrecipes #tastyrecipes #sweetsimplevegan #party #snack

A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free,  is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus it is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! #vegan #falafel #oilfree #glutenfree #lunch #dinner #entree #baked #foolproof #chickpeas #easyrecipes #tastyrecipes #sweetsimplevegan #party #snack A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free, is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus, these are 100% vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. This recipe is nothing but a win-win, and now the only thing that is missing is you 😉A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free,  is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense!These baked falafels are one of our go-to’s when we want a quick and easy meal using ingredients that we usually have on hand. All you have to do is chuck all of the ingredients into a food processor, form them into balls, bake them, and then dig in!

These are perfect for bowls, sandwiches, wraps, or even on their own dipped in some homemade hummus. We love making a big batch of these and enjoying them throughout at the week as they last about 5 days in the refrigerator.The best buddha bowl rendition yet! This Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowl is hearty, nutritionally dense, jam packed with flavor and easy to make! #Vegan #Mediterranean #Buddha #Bowl #entree #veganbowl #easy #lunch #work #onthego #budget #musttry #fresh #falafel #chickpeas #hummus #homemadeWe also featured these baked falafels in our Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowls with some turmeric tabbouleh, spiced chickpeas and more! Hearty, nutritionally dense, jam-packed with flavor and easy to make 🙂 A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free,  is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus it is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! #vegan #falafel #oilfree #glutenfree #lunch #dinner #entree #baked #foolproof #chickpeas #easyrecipes #tastyrecipes #sweetsimplevegan #party #snackIf you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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A healthier version of falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free,  is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus it is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! #vegan #falafel #oilfree #glutenfree #lunch #dinner #entree #baked #foolproof #chickpeas #easyrecipes #tastyrecipes #sweetsimplevegan #party #snack

Homemade Baked Falafel (Gluten & Oil-Free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

A healthier falafel that is baked instead of fried, gluten-free, is jam-packed with flavor and nutritionally dense! Plus it is also vegan, and oil-free!


Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients and pulse until the mixture forms a chunky dough– it will still seem crumbly but if you press it together it should stick together. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Scoop the dough out using an ice cream scooper (about 1/4 cup), roll them into balls and place them on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the falafels in the oven for 45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Remove the falafels from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • The baked falafels will last 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • If you would like, you could cook these on a stovetop as well. Cook them with a little bit of olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-Free

Keywords: entree, falafel, baked, oil-free, gluten-free

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

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  1. Can this recipe be made with any other flour. Like almond flour ? Or white four ?

    • Hi Annelle! White flour will definitely work here, almond we are not sure. We can’t guarantee the results for the latter but from our experience baking with it, it may work! If you try it out, please let us know so we can note it 🙂

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  3. Angel Cleary says:

    Excellent recipe! They turned out crispy on the outside and pretty tender on the inside. I think I will add a little more tahini next time to keep them moist after cooling. Thank you!

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