What happens when you combine spicy Buffalo sauce flavors? Something amazing. These baked falafels are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and wonderfully spicy! Serve these on a bed of steamed rice, on salads, or with hummus.

Baked Buffalo Falafel [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
  • 1/4 cup curly parsley, removed from stems
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce 
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-3 tablespoons oat flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add chickpeas, parsley, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, hot sauce, and extra virgin olive oil to a food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste. Blend until mostly smooth.
  3. Mix in oat flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is dry enough that can easily be shaped into patties. At this point, taste your mixture, and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  4. Form mixture into 8 falafels, and place directly on a baking sheet. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the falafel are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Remove from oven and allow the falafel to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Serve.
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