Air Fryer Falafel
Crispy and nutritious, air fryer falafel are delicious on warm pita bread, a salad, or just eaten by themselves. Don't wait to enjoy these savory chickpea fritters!
11-Cup Food Processor
Stainless Steel Scoop, 1.5 Tablespoon
(15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
garlic, roughly chopped
roughly chopped yellow onion (1 small yellow onion)
fresh parsley, roughly chopped
fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
all-purpose flour (or all-purpose gluten-free flour, or chickpea flour)
coarse ground black pepper
In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, cumin, coriander, cayenne, flour, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Pulse until mixture is coarse and mealy. Don’t overblend it!
Spray bottom of air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Form bean mixture in to balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place in air fryer so they aren’t touching, and spray with olive oil spray.
Air fry at 350ºF for 12-14 minutes, turning once, until golden.
Use equal amounts of all-purpose gluten-free flour, chickpea or oat flour to make falafel
soak 3/4 cup dry beans in water 24 hours. Add a 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to the soaking water. Rinse and drain soaked beans and proceed with recipe as directed.
using 1/2 inch cooking oil until crispy. A cast iron skillet works great for this.
Make your falafel
by adding more garlic, more cayenne, or red pepper flakes.