This falafel recipe is easy to make and the perfect fix when you're craving authentic falafel using canned chickpeas. Learn the secret tips and tricks with step-by-step instructions to make them come out super crispy and delicious using your air fryer, pan-fried on the stove, or in the oven!
Place drained chickpeas in a food processor with onion and garlic. Pulse for about 30 seconds until the chickpeas are mostly smooth.
Add lemon juice, parsley, coriander, nutritional yeast, paprika, cumin, ground coriander, salt and pepper. Blend again until smooth and combined. Then stir in the flour and baking soda.
Take a tablespoon-sized scoop of the mixture and roll into a ball or form into patties. Repeat with remaining mixture. It should make around 15 falafels.
Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Gently place patties on pan, work in batches as needed. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and hot through.
Preheat oven to 350F. Place patties on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly coated and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping each one over half-way through.
Lightly coat falafel with avocado oil spray. Working in batches, place patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Turn the air fryer to 375F and cook or 12-13 minutes, flipping each one over half-way through.
Best served hot but will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeezer for up to 3 months.