This easy falafel recipe is so delicious, you are going to wish you made a double batch. Trust me, during the process of cooking them and eating them while cooking them, you’ll wish you made a double batch to begin with. These vegan falafels are made with the traditional ingredient of chickpeas, so they are packed with plant-based protein and are naturally gluten and dairy-free!

PREP TIME: 10m  |  COOK TIME: 30m  |  TOTAL: 40m  |  YIELD: 4 - 6 SERVINGS

Easy plant based falafel that tastes so amazing you might as well just make a double batch. dairy free and gluten free so all can enjoy this tasty vegan meal. 


These are absolutely delicious with the Creamy Garlic Sauce drizzled on top! 

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  • 3 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil (for cooking)


  1. Add chickpeas to a food processor and blend until well-mashed, but still a little on the chunky side. 
  2. Transfer chickpeas to a large bowl and add parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, black pepper, turmeric, salt and coriander and mix thoroughly with a spoon. 
  3. Add in flour a little at a time and stir. (The goal of the flour is to soak up a bit of the moisture.)
  4. Mold mixture into small balls and then flatten.
  5. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a large pan and heat over medium.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add 4-8 falafels to pan (as many as will fit and still leave room for flipping, because these guys love to flip).
  7. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side and flip when the underside is golden brown.  
  8. Serve warm with hummus or creamy garlic sauce.

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