Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever! Fresh beets, garbanzo beans and spices baked into the most delicious and healthy snack. 

Slightly crisp exterior with a soft, almost creamy yet light inside.


If you’d like healthy yet delicious snack, then this is your recipe. 

May be a touch different from the authentic ones.

Ain’t this place all about creative twists?

Baked Falafel is my go-to easy, healthy snack or stuffed into a pita. 

And this couldn’t be any more easier – simply grind all ingredients in a food processor, scoop and bake.

(Full disclosure – this recipe is a re-post. This is such a delicious recipe that I wanted to share again, but with better pictures this time)

Skill level – Easy

Oven Baked Beet Falafel


1 medium beet (4.5 ounces), peeled and chopped 

1 ( 15-ounce ) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry

1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, peeled

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. Wash, peel and grate beetroot in the coarse side of a box grater and measure 1 cup.

3. Into a food processor, add grated beets (1 cup) and all other ingredients. Process for 10 seconds, stop, scrape the sides of the processor and process again for additional 6 seconds (the mixture will be coarsely ground).

4. Using a 1 1/2 – tablespoon measure ice cream scoop, measure 1 scoop of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing slightly apart (if you do not have an ice cream scoop on hand, then use one-tablespoon measuring spoon and measure slightly heaped mounds onto the baking sheet). Gently smooth any uneven edges (if desired). 

5. Spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray, place pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes. 

6. Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy falafels hot / warm / room temperature (best eaten hot/warm).

Makes about 18 falafels






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    1. This recipe does not involve any dairy products, so it is naturally dairy free. I’d guess that you can try substituting gluten-free all purpose flour instead of regular flour (or) 1 tablespoon oat flour instead of the 2 tablespoons all purpose flour. Hope it helps:)

  1. These are delicious. i have substituted the beets for kale and carrots. Will try other vegetables

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