Ciara’s Chickpea Falafels

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This is a super simple baked falafel recipe which I’ve adapted from my Chickpea Burger recipe, and I shared it recently as part of my Farro Salad so I decided to share this recipe on its own! I LOVE falafel, and I hope you guys love this recipe too!

Recipe (Makes 10-11 Falafels)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oat flour (I blitz Flahavan’s Oats in my blender!)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • A twist of black pepper

Method 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C (non-fan oven) and line a baking tray with tinfoil. Grease the tinfoil with a little olive oil (to stop the burger sticking as it bakes!)
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Using a fork, mash the chickpeas fully.
  4. Add the olive oil, tamari/soy sauce, lemon juice, tahini, and spices.
  5. Stir using a spoon to combine everything – you should have a coarse texture to your mix.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and using your hands, shape the blend into falafel balls.
  7. Place the falafels onto the baking tray, and when the oven is ready, pop them in for about 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool.
  9. Serve however you choose! I love adding these to a salad, or popping them into a pitta pocket!

Enjoy guys! As always, tag me if you try these out, @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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