Falafels

Falafels

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 60 mL (¼ cup) cake flour

  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp) oat bran or oat flour

  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp) rolled oats

  • Large handful fresh coriander/ parsley

  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) ground cumin

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) paprika

  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) lemon juice

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) black pepper

  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp) salt

  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp) garlic granules (or 2 cloves)

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) baking powder

  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) olive/ canola oil

  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) of red pesto (optional)

  • Aerosol cooking spray

Method

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Mix together the ingredients into a food processor and pulse the ingredients until mixed well.
  • Cover a baking tray with baking paper or foil and give it a spritz with aerosol cooking spray.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out some of the falafel mixture and roll into a ball using your hands.
  • Next, give the balls a quick spray with your aerosol spray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then turn the balls over. Repeat step 6, giving them another thin coating of oil.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving or refrigerate once cooled.