Baked Falafel Burgers are bursting with the great combination of flavors as the traditional Falafel, only without all the oil and salt. And since they are baked and not fried, they are even easier to make. Serve on our Pita Bread, gluten-free and a dollop of Red Pepper Hummus and Baba Ganoush from the REAL Mezze Platter (below).
1 3/4 cups chick peas (garbanzo beans), cooked from dried beans or from a can (look for no-salt added), rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons coriander
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1 small onion, about 1/2 cup chopped
2 tablespoons dried parsley or fresh
Garbanzo Bean Flour
1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse to combine, scraping down the sides. Run processor until ingredients start to clump together into a ball. If the mixture is too wet, add Garbanzo Bean Flour, 1/4 cup at a time until you can form a ball.
3. Remove and roll the “dough” into 8 balls of equal size. Press each ball flat into a burger shape, about 2 /12 to 3 inches wide in diameter, and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and flip each burger. Bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from over and serve hot.
Falafel can be prepared in advance, refrigerated and reheated at another time.