Recipe Time | Baked Quinoa Falafels


Are we ready for a cheeky recipe my lil chickpeas?? Mhmm. Of course we are!

Believe it not. We have the good old chickpeas playing part with this recipe again, paired with the good old quinoa (I know no one can pronounce it). As you've read by the title... Falafels. Oh damn yeah.

Let's talk falafels. Little balls of complete joy. Usually made from a blend of chickpeas or any other beans, mainly from middle eastern countries usually served with salad or in a pitta paired with hummus or tahini. So yum!

For a while I've been on a mission to discover the perfect falafel recipe. I mean I love the lil things but I wanted to make something myself that was falafel worthy. Is that even a thing? I think so.
But on doing so, I thought I'd update it a lil, I mean why not? I've added quinoa to the mix!

I loveeee quinoa as it's so damn versatile, salads, paired with stews, curries, chillis, used as a sweet option in porridge, biscuits, breakfast bars, the list is endless! But one thing it works great in is any type of veggie burger/falafel. So if you have any left over quinoa, these are greaaaat!

This recipe is so easy! I cannot express enough and perfect to cook in batches! Easy meal prep? Yes please. All you have to do is cook your quinoa (or use left over), pop everything in your blender and bleennndddd! Roll them up into evenly sized balls, and bake for around 30 mins. Ding! Plus they're full of protein, carbohydrates, gluten free and 100% vegan!

And they're so so versatile!!! Pop them with a salad, pitta, wrap, sandwich, lunchbox, snacking on the go and oh don't forget the drizzle of tahini or huge dollop of hummus!
2 cups (200g) tinned chickpeas
1 cup of cooked quinoa 
2 tbsp rolled oats
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp tamari 
1 tsp cumin 
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp nutritional yeast 
Handful of fresh parsley 
Salt & pepper

Pre-heat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with foil.
Drain, rinse and pat dry your chickpeas. Place these in a food processor/highly powdered blender with the rest of the ingredients and pulse well. A sticky, dough mixture should form but make sure not to fully pulse and leave a few whole chickpea chunks for added texture. 

Grab a little handful of the mixture, roll into evenly shaped balls. Place each ball on the tray, the mixture should make 8 - 9. Bake in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes until crisp on the outside. My favourite way to serve them is warm with a fresh salad, lots of veggies, quinoa, fresh coriander, a tahini dressing and a big dollop of hummus! But they also work really well in a sandwich/wrap or simply on their own.

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  1. What a wonderful idea! I love the combination of ingredients, and it seems like a "fun food" that would be good for kids too. I will try this!


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