Crispy Baked Falafel Recipe (Tasty Perfection)

Skip the frying instead try this baked falafel recipe. Great served as a naan or pita sandwich or a hearty topping to salads.

This falafel recipe is baked in the oven instead of fried, naturally vegan and healthy.  Falafel are made form chickpea and herbs and are usually found in middle eastern cooking. Great served as a naan or pita sandwich or a hearty topping to salads.

baked falafel recipe


  • 2 cups dry raw chickpeas
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1 cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • optional: 2 TBSP all purpose flour

baked falafel recipe

baked falafel recipe



Healthiest Vegan Recipes

Preheat the oven to 375˚ F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Bake for 28 minutes

Chickpeas must be soaked at least overnight 20-30 hours (I soaked mine for 24 hours you may need longer or less depending on how fresh they are as fresh takes less time to soak) and then drained and rinsed, pick out any rotten chickpeas or rocks that sometimes make it it into dry beans.

In a food processor add your soaked chickpeas, roughly chopped onion and garlic, parsley, cilantro, sea salt, black pepper, cumin, and olive oil.  Pulse until broken up and well combined.

*Carefully form balls and place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (**see notes about adding the flour)

Bake for 28 minutes optionally flipping them over half way through.

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