Baked Falafel Patties

A flavorful and fresh-tasting falafel patty that's healthy too since it's baked instead of fried.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
20 falafel


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • large onion, roughly chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine garbanzo beans, parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, eggs, jalapeno, flour, olive oil, cumin, coriander, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; process until mixture is coarsely pureed. Transfer falafel mixture to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 8 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Remove falafel mixture from the refrigerator. Add more flour if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, and form into 20 small patties. Place patties on a baking sheet.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven until patties are golden brown and feel dry to the touch, but still give a little when you press the middle, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper in place of a fresh jalapeno, if preferred.

Instead of baking, you can cook the falafel patties in a skillet for about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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