Naturally gluten-free and vegan, these baked falafel balls are filled with chickpeas, herbs, and spices.
These easy falafel are perfect served with hummus and gluten-free pita bread for a healthy and filling lunch.
Spiced Baked Vegan Chickpea Falafel
A modern take on the classic Mediterranean dish, these vegan and gluten-free falafel are baked, not fried.
- 1 can 1 can (14-ounce or 400g) chickpeas (drained)
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground pepper
- 2 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until smooth and combined. Roll into ten equal-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle with oil and bake 25 minutes until cooked through. Cool 10 minutes, then eat warm or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Excerpted from The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Baking Cookbook by Alice Wiggins. Copyright © 2021 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.