Baked supergreen falafel made with frozen peas and fresh herbs! The falafel is oil-free, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and only 43 calories per big falafel patty.
One sign of a winning recipe?
I gobble up the results the moment I finish photographing.
For example, my Baked SuperGreen Baked Falafel.
The primary inspiration for these verdant beauties? My continued quest for convenient, portable vegetables, whether for snacking, lunches, or any on-the-go activity. These fit the bill, packing in 4 cups of vegetables (peas & spinach) in delicious, handheld form.
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- Baked (not fried)
- Fast & Easy to Make
- Familiar Ingredients
Ingredients for Baked Supergreen Falafel
The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.
You will also need some water, as well as some salt (the latter is adjustable according to your tastes and needs).
The magic ingredient binding them is chickpea flour, which lends a familiar, nutty flavor to these falafel while still keeping both the texture and flavor light and fresh. It adds protein and fiber, too.
Steps to Make Baked Supergreen Falafel
Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.
Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Muffin Tin
Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease or spray all twelve cups of a standard size muffin tin.
Step Two: Prepare the Falafel Mixture
In a food processor, process the peas, spinach, cilantro, mint, water, cumin, and salt until well-blended (mixture will not be completely smooth).
Step Three: Portion the Falafel Mixture
Divide mixture evenly between prepared cups, flattening and smoothing the tops.
The batter/dough is looser than a typical falafel batter, so do not bother shaping them into patties. Instead, simply scoop into greased muffin cups, smooth the tops.
Step Four: Bake
Bake in the preheated oven for 24 to 27 minutes or until golden brown at edges and tops feel dry to the touch. Transfer tin to a cooling rack. Cool at least 10 minutes before removing from tin.
The muffin cup yields perfectly shaped falafel with crisp, golden-brown edges. The flavor? Imagine that your favorite falafel just received a springtime, spa makeover.
Serve warm, cooled or chilled.
Portable Savory Snack or Lunch
Another benefit of this colorful falafel? It travels well, without refrigeration. Free of eggs and dairy, the falafel will not spoil during a day of hiking, biking, slogging through the work day, camping, and…you get the picture :).
Storage for the Supergreen Falafel
Store the cooled falafel in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days or the freezer for up to 6 months.
Happy gnoshing, everybody!