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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Falafel Recipe

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Falafel Recipe

Elena
This recipe for the falafel is so easy to make! You'll find it hard to resist these falafels fresh out of the oven. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 16
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup/300g of dried uncooked chickpeas
  • 2 medium-sized red onions peeled and roughly diced
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • Half a bunch of coriander roughly diced
  • Half a bunch of parsley roughly diced
  • 3 tbsp of gram flour chickpea flour
  • 2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon of dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Olive oil to brush the falafels before baking

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dried chickpeas in hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes, ideally overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 390F/200c. Line a baking tray with parchment paper (NOT greaseproof paper, otherwise the falafel will stick to it! Just generally never use greaseproof paper for baking!)
  • In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the gram flour and pulse until well combined, but not pureed.
  • Add the mixture in a bowl and add the gram flour. Mix well.
  • Shape your falafels, it should make about 16 thick balls. (Be careful not to pack them too tight, or the falafel will be dense.)
  • Place the falafels onto the baking tray, and brush some olive oil generously, it's important that you are not shy with the oil, we want them crispy! They will still be healthier than the classically deep-fried ones!
  • Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Store any leftover falafels in the fridge and consume them within 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1falafelCalories: 114kcal
Keyword chickpeas, falafel, glutenfree, healthy, pistachio, vegan
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