I love falafel. I eat them as an appetizer, in a pita with Green Sauce (recipe in full cookbook), or even on pizza. But I don’t want all the added fat that would normally be in a deep-fried dish. So, I bake it instead and the results taste as good as the fried original.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Add everything to a food processor and process, leaving a little texture to the beans.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, shape the mixture into balls. Place on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Turn the falafel over and bake for another 8–10 minutes.
MAKE IT EASY: If you happen to have baked sweet potatoes on hand, you can use them in place of the garbanzo beans. You’ll need 1¾ cups of mashed sweet potatoes. The added sweetness of the earthy potatoes makes great falafel, and it’s a nice way to sneak another serving of vegetables into your family’s food.