Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby Foodie - Baked Falafel

Conor has tried falafel before and loved it!  Unfortunately it was fried, so I wanted to make it for him and bake it instead.  

(adapted from Chow Vegan)
2 cups dried chickpeas (or one 15oz can)
1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablepoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Soak chickpeas overnight, or use canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed.)
Preheat oven to 375F.  In a medium bowl, smash chickpeas with a potato masher.  Mix with remaining ingredients and form into small patties (~1.5 inches across.)
Optionally, put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until incorporated.
Place falafel patties on a greased baking sheet.  Bake about 15 min each side, until browned.

Makes 10 patties.
Serve with pita and hummus.

Nutrition Facts
(Amount Per Patty)
Calories 69.7
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 241.3 mg
Potassium 100.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 2.7 g 


  1. Sounds super easy and yummy!

  2. This sounds totally yummy (and healthy)! I think I'll put this in my list of recipes to try.