I had never heard of falafel before but since we are tying hard to eat a more plant based diet I have been branching out. When I say this recipe I knew I had to make my own.
- 2.5 cups chickpeas
- 1 white onion; chopped
- 1/2 cup oat flour*
- 1/4 cup scallions; chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- roasted red pepper hummus
- fresh spinach leaves
- pita bread
Put oil, chickpeas, white onion, oat flour, scallions, olive oil, and cumin into a food processor. Blend until combined and a wet dough forms.
Place the dough into the fridge to allow to cool for an hour.
Once chilled cover the bottom of a frying pan with oil and heat on medium. Roll the dough into small patties and place into the oil. Cook one side for 2-3 minutes and then flip over, cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Remove and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the remaining oil.
We served ours on pita bread with roasted red bell pepper hummus and fresh spinach leaves.