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Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever!!! Fresh beets, canned garbanzo beans and spices are baked to make the most delicious and healthy baked beet falafel. 


The best baked falafel recipe!!!

Slightly crisp exterior with a soft, almost creamy yet light inside. This baked beet falafel is

  • Easy
  • Baked
  • Healthy
  • Uses canned chickpeas
  • Flavorful

May be a touch different from the authentic ones. But, really, REALLY TASTY! 

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

Spicy Ginger Garlic Pita Chips <— With fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, red pepper flakes and turmeric, this homemade garlic pita chips makes a perfect snack anytime. 


Team players in this baked falafel with beets recipe:

Beets : You will need one medium beet. 4.5 ounces by weight gives the right measure to make the tastiest falafel

Chickpeas : We are using canned chickpeas to make an easy, quick falafel instead of having to soak chickpeas overnight.

Flavorings : Red pepper flakes, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, salt, sugar, onion, garlic, cilantro <— FLAVOR BOMB

All purpose flour : Just couple of tablespoons for binding

Olive oil : For some moistness.

Let us get to the process of making these healthy baked falafels:

Step-1: Peel, chop and one medium beet.

Step-2: Process in the food processor for about 10 seconds.

Step-3: Add canned chickpeas, chopped onion, cilantro, spices, flour and olive oil.

Step-4: Process until coarsely ground.

Step-5: Scoop onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Enjoy baked beet falafels hot, warm or at room temperature.

How to serve these delicious baked falafels?

Tips and tricks in making the best tasting baked falafel :

Right amount of beetroot – I would like to weigh the beet (before peeling) to get the perfect measure of 4.5 ounces.

Don’t over process – We need coarsely ground but not smooth. I would recommend sticking to the recipe.

Don’t pack – In order to make soft yet light baked falafels, don’t try to pack the pack the falafels. Just scoop them onto the baking sheet, smoothing away any rough edges.


More recipes using canned chickpeas:

6-Minutes, 4-ingredient Salsa Chickpeas  Weeknight dinner cannot get easier than this!!! 6-minutes 4-ingredient salsa chickpeas comes together in one skillet and is fabulous served with white rice, avocado, sliced jalapeño peppers and chopped cilantro. Great one for meal prep. Healthy vegan Mexican recipe for the win!

Spicy Garbanzo Bean Burger – This spicy garbanzo bean burger is your answer for a quick weeknight dinner! Garbanzo beans and carrot patties with a garam masala spiked sauce is delicious as is, served alongside a salad or as a burger.

Chickpea Taco Meal Prep Bowls – Healthy, easy, quick chickpea taco meal prep bowls that is nothing short of delicious. An amazing combination of tacos chickpeas,tangy pico de gallo, sweet corn, shredded cheddar, spicy jalapenos and creamy avocado slices –  all piled on a bed of white or brown rice. Meal prep for the week or make it for dinner!!!

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3.09 from 12 votes

Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever!!! Fresh beets, canned garbanzo beans and spices are baked to make the most delicious and healthy baked beet falafel.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beet falafel
Servings: 18 falafels
Author: Maria Doss



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add chopped beets into the food processor, process for 10 seconds. Now add all remaining 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).
  • Using a an 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). 
  • Spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray, place pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy falafels hot / warm / room temperature (best eaten hot/warm).

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Recipe Rating

Whitlyn Miller

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

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

Maria Doss

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

I totally need to try with kale and carrot, sounds delicious:) Thank you so much for trying😘😍


Tuesday 17th of October 2017

I hope you can tell me if I can make this gluten free and dairy free.

Maria Doss

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

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:)

Ashika @ Gardening Foodie

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

This is such a pretty change from the regular falafels. I am sure that it will be absolutely delicious in a wrap and look so stunning as well.😃

Maria Doss

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

Thank you Ashika:)

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Friday 2nd of June 2017

I love that this is healthy! And the beautiful color from the beets! Yum!! Happy weekend Maria! Xoxo

Maria Doss

Friday 2nd of June 2017

Thanks Kelly, happy weekend to you too:)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Thursday 1st of June 2017

OH MY GOSH! This sounds so delicious! I would never have thought to combine beets and falafel, but they really do go together! Maria, I hope your weekend is as wonderful as this recipe :)

Maria Doss

Thursday 1st of June 2017

Thank you so much Keslie. Have a great weekend as well:)