Falafel (pronounced FAH-LAH-fell) is a popular Middle Eastern dish eaten any time of the day, including breakfast. Normally, falafel is deep fried, but in this recipe, they are baked, to make them crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside!

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large can chickpeas, drained
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons wholewheat flour
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
salt and pepper

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 Preheat the oven to 350F.
 Drizzle the olive oil evenly in shallow baking dish. Set aside.
 In your food processor, process the chickpeas until coarsely ground.
 Add the onions and garlic and pulse 3 times.
 Add the remaining ingredients to make a thick paste-like consistency.
 Using clean hands, shape the falafel into small balls and place in the prepared baking dish. Roll around in the oil a little to coat.
 Place the baking dish in the preheated oven.
 Bake for 10 minutes.
 Using a spatula, turn over the falafel.
 Bake another 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and eat hot or cold with hummus and vegetables. You can also serve with flat-leaf parsley and red horseradish.


Falafel are usually served in a sandwich. However, bread is not on a raw diet because it is baked. It is not on a vegan diet because it will often have honey, whey, and other animal products in it. Even if you were to bake it yourself from scratch, it would not be vegan, because, technically speaking, since yeast is a living creature, you would be exploiting it.