Baked Falafel

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    If you haven't tried falafel by now you should definitely try this healthy recipe. Falafel is that kind of comforting food which is delicious, quick and perfect for any time of the day.   As you know falafel is a deep-fried traditional Middle Eastern food. If you bake them they get healthier and with less calories, which is great. They are still crispy on the outside and soft inside even if they are baked.    I make falafel pretty often for my family. My daughters are eating them well alongside fresh vegetables.  Another thing I like to falafel is the use of  huge amount of herbs. Making kids eat herbs can be quite an adventure some times. Hidden inside the falafel is such a good way to include herbs in their meal. If you make falafel for kids you may consider to use less chili powder or replace it with sweet paprika.   You can serve falafel as usually in a pita bread pocket with lots of vegetables and tahini base sauce but it can also be a great appetizer idea for parties. Or use falafel to make falafel burgers.  Any way you want it, it is delicious.   Falafel can be made in advance too as it can be refrigerated up to several days and even frozen. Give it a try, it worth all the time invested.   Related Posts:Potato Tuna PattiesQuinoa and Broccoli PattiesMashed Potato PancakesVegetable Balls  

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound (250g) dry chickpeas
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 tsp cumin, grounded
    • 2 tsp coriander, grounded
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 or 3 tbsp oil, for greasing

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 20
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 79 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.41%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.99%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 69 mg 2.88%
    • Calcium: 40 mg 3.97%
    • Potassium: 252 mg 7.19%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.79%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.94%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 6.15%
    • Vitamin C 8.35%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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