Baked Falafel


March 26, 2018

This Middle Eastern staple is commonly deep-fried. However in this recipe, the falafel is baked to reduce the excess calories from deep frying.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 3-4 Servings


1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

½ medium onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. of ground coriander

1 tsp. of ground cumin

¼ cup of freshly chopped cilantro

¼ cup of freshly chopped parsley

1 tsp. of baking powder

1 tbsp. of flour

1 tbsp. of lemon juice

½ tsp. of salt

¼ tsp. of pepper


1Preheat oven to 375 F.

2Lightly coat a large baking sheet with olive oil or line baking sheet with parchment paper.

3Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are mixed.

4Adjust the seasoning to your liking. Make sure to mix the mixture evenly.

5With a spoon, scoop up a spoonful of the falafel mixture and shape it into a mini burger shape, gently flattened the top.

6Bake the falafel for about 15 minutes on each side (for a total of 30 minutes) or until fully cooked in the center and golden brown on both sides.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.