Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Falafel
Serves: 12
Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Falafel makes the perfect snack, appetizer or entree for those keeping a vegan and/or gluten-free diet — and even those without dietary restrictions will love it just as much!
  • (1) 19 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini
  • Earth Balance Soy Free Spread, as needed for pan-frying
  1. Combine chickpeas, cilantro, cumin, chipotle and tahini in the bowl of a large food processor and mix well.
  2. Use a rubber spatula to grab excess mixture from the sides of the bowl and continue to pulse until the entire mixture is well combined.
  3. Form balls out of the mixture using a spoon or cookie scoop (mixture should make approximately 12 balls), arrange on a plate and place in the refrigerator to set for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  6. Add Earth Balance spread to a pan and heat on the stove at medium-high heat.
  7. Place the prepared balls into the pan and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until browned.
  8. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately, or place in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe by Take A Bite Out of Boca at