Vegan Baked Falafels are a tasty Greek dish that is packed with flavor. The falafels have a moist texture, and I served them on pita bread with kale and grape tomato slices. I made a creamy, tahini dressing that enhanced the flavor of this delicious dish.
Vegan Baked Falafel
1 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 Cup of white onion, chopped
1 Clove of garlic, minced
1/2 Cup of fresh basil
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 Teaspoons of lemon juice
1 Teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 Teaspoon of Italian seasoning
3/4 Teaspoon of Himalayan salt
Pinch of cayenne
1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda
3 Tablespoons of oat flour
-Preheat the to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, olive oil, basil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning and cayenne pepper to a food processor and pulse until combined. Don’t over process the mixture, it’s ok to have a few chunks of chickpea that will give the falafel texture. Then mix in the baking soda and oat flour. This will help the mixture to hold together better.
-Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture out and form into small patties; you should have about 12 to 15. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn the patties and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until falafel are golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and prepare pita, falafel and your favorite topping and sauce. Enjoy!