Easy Air Fryer Falafels

 Easy Air Fryer Falafels- Instead of being deep-fried, these delicious, healthy falafels are cooked in the air fryer.

Easy Air Fryer Falafels

Falafels are one of my favorite foods. They’re packed with protein, but they don’t feel like a heavy meal. They’re great in a pita or tossed in with a salad.

This falafel mix can be kept covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Just pop them in the air fryer when you’re ready to eat!

Easy Air Fryer Falafels

Ingredients:

1 15.5 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (drained and rinsed)

1 yellow onion (chopped)

2 garlic cloves (chopped)

1/3 cup fresh parsley (roughly chopped)

1/3 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)

1/4 cup scallions (roughly chopped)

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper

1 tsp baking powder

5 teaspoons all-purpose flour (or chickpea flour if gluten-free)

The first step is to drain and rinse the canned chickpeas. Next, thoroughly pat them dry using paper towels. You want to remove as much moisture as possible from the chickpeas. If the chickpeas are too wet, your falafels will be soggy.

Instructions

Easy Air Fryer Falafels

The first step is to drain and rinse the canned chickpeas. Next, thoroughly pat them dry using paper towels. You want to remove as much moisture as possible from the chickpeas. If the chickpeas are too wet, your falafels will be soggy.

Add the onion and garlic to a food processor. Blend until finely chopped. Add the herbs (parsley, cilantro), cumin, salt, and pepper. Blend until combined.

Easy Air Fryer Falafels

Add the chickpeas and pulse a few times. You don’t want to blend them. It’s fine if there are whole chickpeas. Add the baking powder and flour and pulse a few more times.

Transfer the mix to a covered bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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Easy Air Fryer Falafels

Scoop approximately 2 tablespoons of falafel dough into a ball and flatten with your hands. If the falafel mixture feels too wet, you can add more flour. Spray the air fryer basket with oil and arrange the falafel patties so they are not stacked or touching (work in batches if they all don’t fit).

Cook at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Flip the falafels over and fry for an additional 7 minutes.

Serve with lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, pita bread, hummus or tahini sauce and lemon wedges.

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Easy Air Fryer Falafels

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