Low-Fat, Baked Falafel Recipe

Looking for an easy Low-fat, baked falafel recipe? Learn how to make Low-fat, baked falafel using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kcline87

Makes 12 servings



A lighter, low fat version of a Mediterranean classic. Adapted from modernwife.com.

Recipe Ingredients for Low-fat, baked falafel

32 oz. garbanzo beans, canned
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce

Recipe Directions for Low-fat, baked falafel

  1. * Preheat oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. * Mash garbanzos with a mortar and pestle.

  3. * Add all the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.

  4. * Shape into balls using a dining spoon.

  5. * Roll around on sesame seeds, if you have a lot of it; if you have limited sesame seeds, just sprinkle it on top of the falafel ball.

  6. Arrange on a baking sheet and put it in the oven until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes. If falafel is covered in sesame seeds, it may take longer to cook all the way to the center of the falafel, maybe 45 minutes.

  7. Serve with tabouli, lightly toasted pita bread, hummus and raw spinach for a refreshingly healthy meal, perfect during the hot summer months. Enjoy!

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First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 92.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
102
Calories from Fat
11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
307mg
13%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
18.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
4.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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