Love these! These were tasty. Super fast to prep once the beans were soaked, and I baked the falafel balls at 350° for 25 minutes. I am new to falafel! Do I need to defrost it first or just pop it in the oven? But I just have one question… why is there so much sodium in one patty even without the toppings or dressing? So appreciate your suggestions! Also, I did not use any flour as a binder. Wow what a wonderful recipe! Were your spices fresh? I soaked my chickpeas for 24 hours instead of using the boiling method and used regular flour since we aren’t GF. The flafels came out awesome. I am cooking for a picky husband two picky little girls and they love your recipes also!! I used 2 cans drained/rinsed chickpeas and did less salt. Hi Moi, we have several versions of falafel on the site using different methods and ingredients. sadly my husband doesn’t share in this kind of wonderful food so it would be nice to have some in the freezer I can make up the following week. And either cooking method should work. I recently found it and I think it may be the best I’ve had! Feb 17, 2018 - 10-ingredient, classic vegan falafel - gluten-free and pan-fried to perfection! Otherwise they’ll be too soft. I think I’m going to try this with lentils instead of chickpeas at some point plus more walnuts and see if they will still hold together. My boyfriend says it derserves more than five stars. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Thanks! Is the foil supposed to be oiled? PERFECT 10-ingredient Classic Falafels! Doesn’t cooking them twice destroy the nutritional value? It’s sooo good!! xo. spanish or Italian cuisine than Israeli or Lebanese. I turned the next day leftovers into vegetarian chorizo by crumbling and adding paprika, cayenne, and Chollula then I sautéed the mix in a little olive oil. Fantastic recipe. Swoon! Thank you for your reply! A faster, easy way to make falafel the traditional way! Would a 3.5 cup mini food processor work for this? Came out so good that I made them two days in a row for guests. It sounds like you’d probably want to blend them a little longer and that should help! #vegan #glutenfree #falafel #dinner #recipe. These burgers are super versatile! This is a keeper! Good luck! The primary differences between this recipe and my previous attempts are that I start with dry chickpeas, and instead of baking, they’re pan-fried – two improvements I believe make all the difference. Thanks to your tip, I did it on the airfryer too. I would suggest lightly spraying or only a little EVOO to cook them with. Good stuff =) Thanks for sharing. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? This time, I fried them in the airfryer. But falafel are wonderful, even when flawed, after all, so experimenting is never a bad thing! It would be nice to see a shot of your falafel dough if you have it – a visual check on what the texture should be like before cooking! I need to let ya”ll know that I only have a Vitamix (with no pulse feature) and not a food processor so the first part of the recipe was a bit challenging. Two comments: “real” Falafel should not have any kind of flour in it. to clarify any burger suggestions only using chick peas she does not care for black beans. I tried to substitute canned garbanzo beans and it was an epic fail when I tried to fry them. Thanks so much! You can also subscribe without commenting. Except falafels are specifically a Middle-Eastern food. I am always trying to find alternatives while everyone cooks their meat on the grill. Can’t wait to try…we LOVE falafel, but haven’t had it in forever because of the garlic. I made heart shapes out of them and gave them to my partner, brother and flight instructor. I have chickpea flour to use up….. Is there a way to use that for falafel? Thank you for this recipe. Why didn’t i think of the Vitamix in the first place! I have just recently discovered your site & haven’t had a bad recipe yet-the chocolate beet cupcakes were the best! I added in more water as I was processing. Made this today–it was so so so so good!!!!!!!!! It’s my favorite. Let us know how it goes! I did add some Tahini-we just came back from Israel, so I’m kind of obsessed, but only with the good stuff—it’s amazing what passes for Tahini in the States! I stuck to the recipe almost 100%, added smoked paprika instead of cayenne and some more onion than required. I topped these on a kale salad for lunch and it was restaurant worthy. Cans are good in a hurry but alter the texture a lot. Love this. We’d love to see what you come up with. Jan 10, 2020 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! I am picky with Falafels but my hubby and I both agreed they are pretty damn good. Many falafels just fell apart so that frying them was impossible! My wife thought it was a little too dry, but I think the “healthiest” part compensates. Thank goodness I moved to Seattle and live across the street from a grocery store. The spices were perfect! Your recipes always work perfectly. I will definitely make again :), Just made these and they were delicious, the batter was a little wet..I had a large bunch of parsley and a really juicy lemon. I love your recipes, and everything I tried turned out great. :-), To my knowledge they are commonly ascribed to the Middle Eastern kitchen, but you are right, they could also be called Mediterranean with regard to their origin :). Blend longer? They do! Hi Tara! I’ve made this following the instructions exactly, and with canned chickpeas and no food processor when I was in a bind. Can you freeze these before pan frying? I’ve always heard they were better for falafels, but thought it was too time consuming… So happy to be wrong! Made as per recipe but soaked my chickpeas for 24hrs. 14 ingredients. My question is: do you think the soaked chickpea method would work in your Better Than Restaurant Falafel? I always use canned chickpeas because the dry ones are almost impossible to find near me. We served them in whole wheat pita pockets with shredded lettuce and tsaziki sauce. I am a new fan and will be trying other recipes of yours, Dana. Thank you for your speedy reply. Baked Herbed Falafel - How about making home made baked falafel for your next Super Bowl party, get together or just something new for your Meatless Monday dinner. Soaked chickpeas do have a better texture in the falafel but using canned tasted delicious as well! Hi Dana this recipe looks great! So good!!! Baked Falafel Patties . Hope that helps! I had it with the garlic tahini sauce from this site and garlic naan BC it’s my birthday and I love naan, lol ❤ Thank you! We would love to provide some tips if you can let us know more about what went wrong. Yes you can, you may need to do it in batches though! Garlicky Mine turned out really rubbery. I suspect even carnivores would dig this dish. Hmm, not sure! I am allergic to lemon (strange I know) so I used Apple Cider Vinegar instead, still tasted amazing. I’ve made these falafel patties countless times over the past few months and they always turn out wonderful! 11 ingredients. I sort of suspected the recipe should call for more seasoning. Oct 23, 2018 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! This is definitely going to become my go-to falafel recipe. I am motivated to try new meals! I also rolled my dough in to quarter size bites so they would be more peckish for salad toppings. I made 19 little patties, and felt full from eating 7 in 3 lettuce wraps with kale. I really like the seasoning and flavour of the falafel, but unfortunately found the texture to be very crumbly, and falling apart when I tried to flip in the pan. Thank you so much! I make your “Easy Vegan Falafels” on almost a weekly basis :) I have yet to make this burger version, and I’m wondering if making the falafel mixture ahead of time and having it chill in the fridge all day would have any negative effect on texture/anything else. Yum! Little crumbly but that may be due to my parsley situation, but still great! I really like garlic, but is that perhaps a typo? And I did not fry them in the skillet, just bake them, and they still had a lovely brown, burger like crust. I made these tonight. We’re so glad you enjoy our recipes! Feeling good, feeling strong! Thank you for this recipe. I do the same thing to chickpeas when I make hummus as I find it just really softens them and gives them a bit of a creamier texture when cooked! I loved your previous falafel recipes! I bake them for that long because I like a firmer texture. I just hope the cultural integrity of certain food and its history is maintained, is all. I have been following the Instagram page for some time now and have also noticed that you have moved to Portland! Great flavour, great texture, fantastic recipe :) Served with homemade pita’s and salad. This was my first falafel experience, it was yummy and super easy to make! They are just disintegrating on me when I fry them… I don’t know what I’m doing wrong! with hummus, olives, deep fried falafel, tahini, mediterranean salad- ALL THE FIXINGS. I had to post because this is excellent. I just have a question: I froze some of the raw batter for tomorrow. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add nut meal (or oat flour) and mix again until a loose dough is formed that's firm enough to be handled. Cant wait for leftovers tomorrow on top of a salad with hummus, You are my go-to for everything because i know anything i try from here, will work! Serve on pita, greens, or a salad! Can you make the paste a day ahead of time and then pan fry the next day? Simple, flavorful, and perfect with pita, greens, or atop a salad! How many falafel recipes can one person have on their blog? ? For a more traditional version of falafel, check out this recipe from Tori Avey, or this recipe from The Kat Chef. Looks amazing! that the recipe didn’t call for any coriander, however. Thanks for your wonderful work x. Is it ok if I use canned chickpeas? I can’t find dry ones. I only have a mini food processor so I’m going to try this in my Vitamix. blasphemy. I have a question about the Falafel though and I was wondering if you could help. Any suggestions on what to do for next time are appreciated! Including a 10 Minute version! my multi-speed vitamix couldn’t do it. I am trying the recipe just now. Uugh. Hello, Have you ever made the chickpea mixture and refrigerated overnight? Followed the recipe, my oil is hot, I’m doing them 3 min on each side but by the time i flip them they have just disintegrated into the oil… any ideas? I used quinoa flour instead and they turned out perfectly for our nut-free house! I literally JUST had a falafel burger at a great place here in Madison…and as I was stuffing my face, was thinking “this is good, but it’d be amazing to make at home”. I have tried many falafel recipes and they didn’t quite make the cut…but this one sure does! Hi Dharma, we’d recommend this recipe instead: https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-falafel/. I will definitely be making these again. Wow! What is the trick?? It held together well enough for burgers on pretzel buns. I love this food blog and the two of you, so thank you for what you do! Another night’s dinner for the win. Made this falafel, this weekend. Thanks for sharing! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The origin of falafel is an ongoing and heated debate. Dana, I love this recipe! I thought they would – anytime I’ve tried to make fritter type things, they are a disaster if there is nothing to bind them (like an egg). Hope that helps! My first not-falling-apart-falafel. They turned out perfect. All eaters are welcome. If I were to use it again I’d use maybe 3 cloves. Thank you for this great website, you created. After soaking they’re left as is. I made this AGAIN-so yummy-kids proclaimed as favourite meal! Know this is a super healthy dinner but still can’t believe how low calorie this is. xo. We would recommend adding more oat flour next time. I want to make them tonight but i have no parsley :(. It’s so hearty and substantial with nearly 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per burger! Mmm… Falfael. :-). These are so good, my partner and I have made this at least 3 or 4 times since it was posted. Thanks for the kind words, Victoria. Is it possible to get this recipe? Recipe by Minimalist Baker. Hope that helps! Thanks so much for sharing! Add parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and a healthy pinch each salt and pepper to a. I baked mine instead of pan fry. Feb 7, 2015 - Baked Falafel Burgers, a food drink post from the blog Minimalist Baker on Bloglovin’ It overpowers the other flavours. Have a question? Blended till it was green mush but I didnt keep the chickpeas in long. Will be making again! falafel and hummus have my heart. I have tried to read through all of the comments but a few suggestions would be helpful…how well do these freeze after preparing? These look so good. Hope this helps! Thank you! I coated a tray with a thin layer of olive oil and baked the falafel burgers with some sesame seeds added to the top for about 30 min., flipping them often, and they were just perfect. Have they, post freeze, turned out as good?? Need that right now. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. I’m so disappointed in the complete mess because otherwise they are fantastic. Thanks so much for this recipe! I love simple recipes, this one is just what I was looking for! A faster, easy way to make falafel the traditional way! Flavorful, healthy, and both vegan and gluten-free! The photos looks amazing, if you want the real deal you will have to go all the way to Israel, Falafel is the national dish and Hummus is a national addiction. The following is our inspired version made with a shortcut! Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (in the meantime. Also tried from my laptop and same story. I love the sauce that you made for these, it sounds so good! Thanks! Every time I’ve made a falafel that came out dry, it was because I was tempted to add some kind of binder. But this…this I am pinning forever. Easy Vegan Falafel (Minimalist Baker Recipe) Prep: 2 hrs ; Cook: 10 mins; Yields: 12; Ingredients. I am happy I came across your site. Dana, you rock :). Proof: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4. I probably used a bigger scoop than I should have, because I’ll only get 12, lol, but that’s okay. Glad we’re on the same page :) Will defiantly reference your recipe for inspiration when I make these in the next few days! I remember the first time I ever tried Middle Eastern food. Can u bake these for an oil free version ? I love this recipe! I got several compliments on how flavorful they were. I usually set the instapot to cook my beans while I’m away and then assemble everything when I’m home. Now I make it for ever New Years Eve. Serve warm with garlic-dill … It’s super helpful for us and other readers. I’ve made these twice – once pan fried & once deep fried and both times they were sensational. I was still determined to perfect my falafel game and I was kicking myself as to why I didn’t turn to my favorite baker and cook (you!) Absolutely amazing!!! Please keep them coming ;), Ooooo I also live in Portland but haven’t tried that spot yet — it’s on my ever-growing list though. And yep, all-purpose flour or whole wheat will work just fine! So I had falafel crumbles. Simple W-O-W. It is pretty crumbly, even though I left them in the oven for 40 minutes. I varied a little. Look at the crispy, golden perfection. Hi Carol! I’m really not sure what I did wrong. DO NOT USE AS MUCH SALT as the recipe says. Falafel should be healthy, flavorful, moist and crispy. Any way to salvage? Thank you! Doubled the recipe but only put in salt for one batch and it was great! These sound great! I just made these falafel today and was disappointed with the texture of them. This recipe is in progress right now … and the first time I’ve left my home right-this-minute to buy an ingredient (how was I out of dried chickpeas!?!??) Thanks for posting this. These were so easy and turned out amazing!! These burgers look delicious! I made the recipe as is, but had to add a little bit of water to get the dough to come together. :( I even added more of the spices than was listed. This looks so good, I am soaking the garbanzo beans right now. Absolutely amazing! I froze for an hour also. May 18, 2015 - Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta – Simple, 6 ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that comes together in 20 minutes! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Yay! thank you for sharing, the falafel look very yummy! Do you think over processing could have made them rubbery? Add rinsed and drained chickpeas to the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly cracked and dried out. They fell apart after frying and they fell apart after baking. Hi Deanna, sorry to hear they were too salty! My body building routine is inviting me to eat more protein. Hi Lin, we haven’t tried that, but maybe. The longer you bake them, the firmer they’ll get! Alternatively, serve atop a salad and use the garlic sauce as a dressing. Or just the leaves? Delicious! LOVE!! Hi Karmel! Just made these and they were a hit. To share a photo, feel free to use the hashtag #MinimalistBaker on Instagram and we’d love to see what you cooked up! I added a little cilantro and toasted sesame seeds to the mixture. I tried cooking them and hoped it would be better once they fried, and it didn’t. Falafel is one of my all-time favorite foods. Falafel is one of my very favorite foods and it’s so wonderful to know how to make it right. Jul 19, 2016 - Easy, 10-ingredient falafel made with chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin, and garlic. I used normal table salt not sea salt so idk if there’s a difference. You have to be more delicate with forming the balls, but as long as your oil is hot enough, they will not fall apart when they go in. These look amazing although I’m a little hesitant to make them as I see a lot of other bakers had trouble getting the burgers to stay together. Log Food. I’m wheat-free and vegetarian, leaning more and more plant-based. I used this bottled vegan tahini dressing/sauce (swoons) on a toasted whole wheat bun and a little ketchup on top with lettuce, tomato and onions. I think it was because I was using lightly dried parsley instead of completely fresh. My little guy is grain free… is there a way to omit the oat grain flour? Gorgeous pictures too by the way! If I already have cooked chickpeas from dried, do you know the measurement? I went plant based 16 months ago, and am happy with the food and down 38 pounds. Let me know if you give it a try! another Dana! Thanks. Made lots of falafel but always fried in oil so very keen to try a baked method for them. Anita. Wrap onion in cheese cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. You can also, Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella, Butternut Squash & Miso Brussels Sprouts Nourish Bowl, Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl (30 Minutes! xoxo Thanks. We have only tried baking ones that had already been pan-fried and frozen. I was so excited for this recipe, but it turned out sooo bland! I had never made or tasted falafel before. Thank you! I think the lack of parsely made the batter a little dry but I added an egg and that fixed the problem! Normal I blig about finger rings for ladies. My only comment is that I followed the instructions exactly and ended up with much less than 24 falafel – about 15 I believe. I am a massive falafel fan.. never thought to convert the usual falafel ball into a burger though! Plus, it’s seriously well spiced with infusions from both garlic and cumin for a tangy, smoky flavor that I absolutely adore. TIA, You can also try new way of falafel cooking , press Dough in tart pan and bake for about 45 minuets or until get light golden, when it done turn it in plate and garnish with fraid potato cubes, eggplant, cucumber, sliced tomatoes,parsley, cooked chickpeas and tahina sauce. Otherwise, just add them straight to the oven for baking. ), https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-falafel/, https://minimalistbaker.com/baked-falafel-burgers/. Jun 3, 2018 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! 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