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: 55

Equipment

  • Food processor or Thermomix
  • Oven

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