Weight Watchers Baked Falafel recipe


Falafels are a healthy (when they’re baked and not deep-fried) vegetarian snack that won’t leave you craving any meat at all. Make a slightly bigger version of a falafel and you have a great veggie burger patty!

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  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (or chickpeas)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans.
  3. Put the beans in a bowl and smash with a fork.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Form into small balls (about 1½? in diameter) and slightly flatten.
  6. Place the balls onto an oiled baking pan.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  8. Serving suggestion: with mini pita pockets, tahini sauce, hummus, tomatoes, cucumber and/or lettuce.
Nutrition Information
Calories 80
Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g