Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6 and folate, which is also known as folic acid. Just 1 serving of our falafel sandwich provides almost half of your daily value of folate, a key player in building blocks of DNA and excellent for regenerating cells such as your immune cells.
When you order falafels at any Mediterranean or Middle Eastern restaurant they will typically use 2 kinds of beans; already cooked chickpeas and uncooked chickpeas that are soaked in water for hours to give you the best tasting falafel. Occasionally, fava beans are used instead and then the balls of dough are fried, or even baked for a healthier recipe. Since nobody has time these days to wait hours for their chickpeas to soak, we just went with the simple store bought can of already cooked chickpeas and decided to bake the falafels in the oven for a healthier recipe.
The falafel recipe is very easy to follow and make. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never made these before, it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook! We baked these in the oven but if you’d like a better crust, feel free to pan fry these until both sides are golden brown and finish them off in the oven simply adjust your baking time.
Don’t forget to share your posts on Instagram and tag us!