Super Easy Homemade Falafels

About a year ago, I decided to give a homemade falafel recipe a try. They turned out amazing, but I wanted to update the recipe and change the spices I had used. I love taking my older recipes and updating them with slight differences to make it seem like a whole new recipe! It’s a great way to get variety on something you make often without having to test a brand new recipe.

These falafels are flakey, delicious, perfectly spiced, versatile, easy to make and very filling! They are kid friendly and only four main ingredients plus some spices/herbs.

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Easy Falafels

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free falafels with only 4 main ingredients plus some spices and herbs to make them super delicious. 

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword entree, plant based, plant based dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Chels Bates


  • 2 flax eggs*
  • 3 1/2 c garbanzo beans about 2 cans worth
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. Add all ingredients into a food processor. 

  3. Blend until a smooth, thick batter is formed. 

  4. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop dough into balls on baking sheet. Roll and gently flatten the top of each ball to be more of a falafel shape. 

  6. Bake for about 50 minutes, flipping halfway through. Falafels with be lightly golden and firmed edges when done.

Recipe Notes

 For best results let cool fully before serving. These get a better and more sturdy consistency when cooled. This also makes them a great item to meal prep because they are delicious cold! 


* to make one flax egg, add 1 Tbsp flax meal to 2 1/5 Tbsp filtered water. Stir to combine and let rest for about 3-5 minutes until it thickens up.