Gluten-Free Falafels

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Prep time: 
1.5 hours
Cook time: 
25 minutes
Nutritional Info: 
Serving Size 4 falafels
2 cups
chickpeas, drained and washed
½ large
2 tablespoons
chopped parsley, fresh
2 tablespoons
chopped cilantro, fresh
1 teaspoon
4 cloves
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
baking powder

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern cuisine made from ground chickpeas that are typically formed into a ball or patty and then deep-fried. Falafel is a common street food in many Middle Eastern countries, and its taste and texture have made it a popular meat alternative with both vegetarians and vegans. Our gluten-free version utilizes the same ingredients as traditional falafel, with the addition of Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour.

  1. Place all ingredients into food processor.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° F and line sheet pan with parchment paper
  4. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls until 24 balls are created.
  5. Place sesame oil in pan on medium heat.
  6. Place falafel in pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
  7. Place falafels on a sheet pan and in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Place falafel in halved pita bread with toppings such as tomatoes, onion, or peppers and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 
4 falafels
Total Fat: 
4 g
Saturated Fat: 
0 g
7 g
Total Carbohydrate: 
28 g
Dietary Fiber: 
6 g
0 mg
1 mg
380 mg
152 mg