vegan gluten-free
vegan gluten-free

Recipe posted: 17th January 2021

These falafels make the perfect lunch...


Crispy and Delicious!

These falafels have the perfect texture. So crispy and golden on the outside and warm and flakey on the inside.


Ingredients in falafels

These falafels are different than any other falafel recipe you'll make.

You will need chickpeas, garlic, spring onion, cumin, turmeric, oats, sesame seeds, olive oil and lemon juice.

You can opt to leave the cumin and turmeric out but they help maintain the flavors in this recipe and also the yellow color that falafels have.

Tools you will need to make this

You won't need much to make this recipe and you can easily use what you already have on hand.

You will need:

  • 1 food processor
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 frying pan

For measuring: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1 cup.


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Recipe and photographs by The Heavenly Bakes


Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Arabic
Keyword: appetizer, healthyfood, veganrecipes


  • 1 cup chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons oats
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup almond flour you can use breadcrumbs if not gluten-free


  • Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend.
  • Form the falafels by rolling some mixture with your hands into a ball and then slightly flatten them.
  • Coat each falafel in the breadcrumbs or almond flour.
  • In a frying pan, add about 2 tablespoons oil and lightly fry the falafels. You can opt to air fry them too!
  • You can serve these in a pita/wrap or sandwich, or even in a bowl with veggies and a serving of protein of your choice!

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