Falalalala Falafel: Gluten Free and Vegan
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Serves: 22 patties
Falafel: Gluten Free and Vegan: baked not fried
  • 2½ cups of cooked chickpeas (if using canned, try to purchase sodium free organic, it'll be about 2 cans, be sure to drain and wash)-if you're cooking your own, make 2 cups raw chickpeas to double or 1 cup for a single recipe, soaked for 8 hours or more, rinse and drain, cook, and reserve cooking liquid
  • 1 cup of packed parsley
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp of oat flour or sorghum flour
  • 2½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup of red onion or scallions
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • cayenne to taste
  • ¼-1/2 cup of water or chickpea cooking liquid, enough to get it to blend
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Place parsley in processor first, and process until fine. Add remaining ingredients except water/cooking liquid into a food processor
  3. Add in water as processor is mixing. Sample batter and add cayenne or black pepper to taste.
  4. Place silpat or parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray onto 2 cookie sheets (could try to make these on a pizza stone lightly rubbed with oil to get a crunchier texture
  5. Drop batter by spoonful or cookie scoop, creating balls (will look almost like a cookie batter)
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly browned and firm
  7. Serve ontop of a salad or in a pita topped with tahini, cucumbers, & tomatoes
You will have trouble making more than 1 batch at a time in a food processor-if wanting more, make in batches, 1 always 1½xs this for company and leftovers, they freeze well)
Nutrition information is for 1 patty based on recipe making 21 patties. Typical serving is about 3 patties. High in potassium: 198 mg, 5% of Vitamin A, 7% of Vitamin C, 11% of iron per patty (multiply each by 3 for typical serving)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 patty Calories: 49 Fat: .9 g Carbohydrates: 9.6 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 2.8 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/main-dishes/falalalala-falafel-gluten-free-and-vegan/