Baked Falafel Burgers

For those of you that don’t know, my husband is Turkish.  We eat a lot of Turkish inspired meals at our house.  Falafel is just one of those.  So I made a baked falafel burger.   Since traditional falafels are fried, I wanted to make them healthier by doing a baked falafel burger.  These baked falafel burgers came out great!

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I am a lover of all veggie burgers and this is just another great recipe.  You can eat this on a burger bun, but I prefer to eat them as is or with a little veganaise.  They would be great on top of a salad as well.

Baked Falafel Burgers

Baked Falafel Burgers

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25-30M Serves 8 burgers     adjust servings

If you like falfel, you will love this healthier version!


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can chickpeas
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 T onion diced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 T flour (I used oat flour )
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 flax egg (I used a flax egg replacement)
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor , combine the chickpeas, onions, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and salt. Pulse a few time to break everything up. Then add the spinach and parsley and pulse a few more times. Lastly add the egg, almonds and flour and pulse only until everything is well combined. Form mixture into patties and place on a lined or greased baking sheet . Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Flip the patties and bake for another 10 minutes or so.




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29 thoughts to “Baked Falafel Burgers”

  1. I can't wait to try these! I love falafel, and I have a hard time making the fried version. They always fall apart as soon as they hit the hot oil :/
  2. Can these be frozen before baking? Do you know how long they would keep? Thanks for all the great recipes! I just found out my newborn has issues with dairy and in order to keep nursing her, I need to be dairy free. Your website has helped immensely with my new diet change!
    1. I'm glad I could help! My kids both had issues with dairy. I think these could be frozen. My batch lasted about a week in the fridge.
  3. Made these today and they are AWESOME! I forgot the salt, and it definitely needs some. I made them into "pucks" so that I can put them into pita bread - got 15 total from this recipe. YUMMY!!! and easy to make!
  4. Made these tonight. Never had a falafel before. They were awesome. I sauteed the onions and garlic first. Mashed the garbanzo beans with a masher for texture. Substituted the flour with ground flax seed. Served on a tortilla with tzatziki.
  5. A friend of mine recommended your site to me and I have to say I'm learning so much and loving it! I am new to being vegan and had a question on how to do the egg replacement with flax?
    1. Glad you are enjoying the blog! Yes I flax egg is super easy. To make one "egg" take 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons warm water. Whisk together and throw in the fridge for 1 minute. It will become gummy like an egg. Works great in every recipe I have tried.
  6. I just made this recipe, however my mix ended up a little runny :( I haven't thrown it away yet, is there anything i can do or add to it to make it less runny so i can make patties out of it? let me know please
  7. This recipe had great flavor! However, my mixture also came out very runny. I had to add 1/2 c flour, and it was still soupy. I figured I'd just ladle it onto the baking sheet, and they did bake up alright in the end. Do you think using canned chick peas made a difference? Again, great flavor and I will try them again!
    1. Glad you liked the flavor! Sorry they were runny. :( Not sure if the canned chickpeas made a difference. Did you drain them before using?
  8. I made these for the 1st time yesterday, they came out great! I just added a 1/4 cup cilantro in the mix to add some oriental flavour to it. We ate them with a homemade tahini/yogurt dip and a salad. Thanks for this hearty, healthy, easy recipe!

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