HOMEMADE FALAFEL BITES

23 May

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I absolutely love falafel. I don’t eat them often, but when I do, I always enjoy it! No pun intended, although I may pull off a Dos Equis commercial haha! These were light, crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside. These are also baked and oil free, which makes them a little healthier than the regular falafel but just as tasty!

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Recipe: Makes 15 Bites

1 can organic garbanzo beans (sodium free)
1 cup organic parsley leaves (chopped)
ΒΌ cup red onions (chopped)
ΒΌ cup red bell peppers (chopped)
Β½ a tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. cumin powder
Β½ tsp. garlic powder
ΒΌ tsp. chili powder (or cayenne pepper)
Β½ cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. gluten/aluminum free baking powder

Preheat oven to 350Β°F.

Place all ingredients (except flour and baking powder) in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer pureed mixture into a bowl, then gently fold in flour and baking soda and mix until you get a slightly thick and moldable texture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Take out the falafel mixture when ready and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, place falafel mixture on the baking sheet and flatten the top slightly with the scoop to give it a disk like shape. Repeat process for the remaining batter.

Place the baking sheet I the oven and bake falafel for 20 minutes, flipping sides half way through. A golden brown crust should form at this point.

When ready, take falafel out of the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes.

Serve falafel bites with pita bread, or if you want a healthier version, you can try my Paleo Cauliflower Wraps/Tacos.

6 Responses to “HOMEMADE FALAFEL BITES”

  1. stephbordo May 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Yum, I adore falafel! It’s so underrated.

    • Valerie Azinge May 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

      Thank you πŸ™‚ and I agree! They are quite underrated

  2. alifemoment May 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Yummy! πŸ™‚

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