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Baked Falafel

Healthy, lighter version of a traditionally fried falafel
5 from 2 votes
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Course: The Main Event
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: falafel
Prep Time: 5 mins
10 mins
Rest time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • Food Processor
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Baking Sheet


  • 1 cup dried soaked chickpeas (see above for instructions!)
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • ½ bunch of parsley
  • ½ bunch of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • ¼ small jalapeño
  • 3 garlic cloves


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until it is a paste like consistiency
  • Pour this mixture into a bowl and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Pre heat the oven to 500
  • Usng a scoop, form balls. Be careful because there is no binder holding these together.
  • Flatten the balls slightly for even cooking. Bake for 5 minutes. Check how "brown" they are looking and bake for up to 5 more minutes


You can definitely deep fry these. Use 4 cups of canola oil in a heavy bottom pan. Heat over medium high for 10 minutes. Fry 6-8 at a time 1-2 minutes each. Roll them around for even cooking 
Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Enjoy!