Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls

Deliciously healthy oven baked falafel balls made from chickpeas and baked to perfection. Serve with hummus and quinoa salad for a yummy and nutritious family meal!

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So let me tell you about these Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls. First of all… OMG they’re ridiculously yum. Second of all, they’re healthy (yay!). And third of all, they’re baked in the oven so there’s no greasy-yuck oily-ness going on. Nope, just crispy, oven baked deliciousness.

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I’ve been making these falafel balls for years, but I thought it was about time I made a batch for Will to try. And trust me, they were a total hit with him too. They’re just the right finger-food size for bubs and toddlers and they make a great addition to any lunchbox.

Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls ImageAnd because they’re freezer-friendly, you can cook them ahead of time and then grab them straight out of the freezer on the day that you need them. They can be served warm or cold… with a salad… in a wrap… on their own… however you like! I must say though that my very favourite way to serve them is with my healthy quinoa salad and a big scoop of hummus. Yummity, yum, yum, YUM!

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Ooh and these Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls are also a great option for vegetarians, as well as anyone needing a dairy-free option.

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So whether you’re cooking up a batch of falafel balls for yourself or for your whole family, this oven baked version is sure to be a hit with even the fussiest of eaters!

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Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls

Deliciously healthy oven baked falafel balls made from chickpeas & baked to crispy perfection. Serve with hummus and tabbouleh for a nutritious family meal!
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Course: Light Meals
Cuisine: Healthy Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 15 serves
Calories: 55kcal

Ingredients

  • 425 g chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs or any breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbs ground cumin
  • 3 tbs parsley finely chopped, fresh
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and line a baking tray with greaseproof baking paper.
  • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and mix together well.
  • Spoon the mixture into a bowl.
  • If there are any large chunks, mash them with a fork (you still want the mixture to be a little lumpy though).
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the tray.
  • Lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Take the tray out of the oven, turn the balls over and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Serve with tabbouleh and hummus.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and line a baking tray with greaseproof baking paper.
  • Place the red onion into the Thermomix bowl. Chop by slowly increasing to Speed 4. Scrape down the bowl and repeat until finely chopped.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the Thermomix bowl. Mix by pressing Turbo 5-10 times or until the mixture has combined (it's fine for the mixture to still be a little chunky).
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the prepared tray.
  • Lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Take the tray out of the oven, turn the balls over and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden and crispy. Serve with tabbouleh and hummus.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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11 thoughts on “Healthy Oven Baked Falafel Balls”

  1. Alissa Pattrick says:

    I’ve got two versions of this in the oven right now, the first lot on a can of mixed beans (turns out I didn’t have a can of chick peas) and the second because the first smell so good, I am certain one batch won’t last beyond lunch time. I’ve had to sub a few things but I’m hopeful. Thank you.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Love it!!!! Nothing like a few substitutions!!! xx

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