For those who like falafel, yet not the extra calories, this is a great, lighter version.
I created my own version of baked falafel, though I did not compromise the taste. It is not as crispy as the fried falafel, but, in a whole wheat pita with tahini and tomatoes, it has just as good of a flavor.
Low in calories and low in fat--great substitute for the real thing!
2 cloves of garlic
4 cups cooked garbanzo beans
4 cups of fresh parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
Olive oil spray
Heat oven to 375F.
Take a baking sheet and spray with olive oil.
In a food processor add all the ingredients and mix coarsely, or smoothly if you prefer.
Take a nice cream scooper and scoop evenly sized falafels.
Spray the top with olive oil and back for about 15-20 minutes.