Quick, easy to make and totally delicious, these Easy Oven Baked Falafel are going to be your new favourite recipe… Simply blitz chickpeas and flavourings, shape into balls and bake – that’s it! Naturally vegetarian and vegan, as well as being gluten and dairy free, they are perfect for feeding a crowd… or for a quick and easy weeknight supper. (Serves 4-6 depending on appetite.)
Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F. Lightly grease a large non-stick baking sheet with the olive oil.
Place all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and blitz together using a stick blender. You want to achieve a rough texture, with most of the chickpeas blended, but some still whole. Once you have blended to the right consistency, stir the falafel mixture with a spoon to make sure everything is well mixed.
Shape the mixture into 24 small balls. Flatten each ball slightly, then place on the prepared baking sheet.
Put the falafel into the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden on top and cooked all the way through.
Serve with other mezze dishes, such as pitta breads, hummus and salad.
Suitable for freezing.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.