Baked Falafel

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 38.0
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 96.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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There are quite a few versions of this recipe on here, but here is the one we make. Adapted from Chow Vegan website. There are quite a few versions of this recipe on here, but here is the one we make. Adapted from Chow Vegan website.
Number of Servings: 20


    1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
    1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Put in a medium sized bowl and smash with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Form into small balls, about 1 1/2″ in diameter and slightly flatten. Place onto an oiled baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes on each side, until nicely browned (since itís baked, only the part actually touching the pan will be browned and crispy).

Serve with mini pita pockets, hummus, tahini sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and/or cucumber. (not in the nutritional info)

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CATCH23.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Just made this recipe for lunch! I made a third of the recipe so that I could have a personal serving and cooked them less. It made 4 falafels for 160 calories! I put them in a small pita with hummus. DELICIOUS! - 7/6/15

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    Loved this! - 5/19/13

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    Very Good
    The flavor was very good. I made them in the food processor. I thought that they were very soft when done, but that didn't stop us from devouring them all. Served them with a pita and taziki, red onions, cucumber and bean sprouts. Will be making again. - 2/20/12

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    Very Good
    I tried this today for lunch, it was great. I created little patties by pressing into 1/4 cup measure. I ate two patties and froze the rest. I added eggbeaters and used whole wheat flour. Very nice, thanks for posting the recipe! - 9/24/11

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    Very Good
    Made for a quick easy dinner, that was also easy on the calories. Very tasty. Did mine in my small food processor and it blended it all perfectly. - 6/10/11