Chickpeas are one of my favourite sources of plant based protein. Hummus is a go to for me, but I wanted to try something a little more filling/savoury – so I came up with this simple falafel recipe. Most recipes call for pan frying, but oven baked is much healthier!
- 1 T Olive Oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 6 Cloves Crushed Garlic
- 3 Cups Chickpeas
- Juice from 1 Lemon (~1/8 Cup)
- 5 Sprigs Parsley/Cilantro
- 1 t Salt
- 1 T Cumin
- 1/2 Cup Oat Flour
- 1 t Chili Flakes
- 1 t Basil
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 35 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 12 Pieces
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F. Add oil, onion, and garlic to pan and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add cooked onion to food processor, along with chickpeas and lemon juice. Blend for 1 minute (chickpeas shouldn’t become fully blended).
Step 3: Add parsley, cilantro, salt, cumin, oat flour, chili flakes, and basil to food processor, and blend for 1 minute. Empty contents into large mixing bowl, and mix with hands.
Step 4: Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Form palm size falafel balls, and place on sheet. Bake for 35 minutes.