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Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Types:
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Air-Fried Falafels

A Middle Eastern classic cooked in a healthier way.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add chickpeas into a large bowl and cover with water. Drain the chickpeas and rinse under cold running water.
  2. Add soaked chickpeas, chickpea flour, and seasonings into a food processor until well combined. Note: The texture of the chickpeas should be uneven and coarse with some slightly larger pieces still visible. The mixture should hold together when pressed it between fingers, but it shouldn't be completely puréed. If the mixture is too wet, add a little bit more chickpea flour. If it's too dry and crumbly, pulse it a little bit more.
  3. Transfer the falafel mixture into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it gently between hands into balls, approx. 1.5 inch in diameter. Avoid packing the balls too tightly or they will come out tough and dense. Repeat until all the falafel mixture is used up.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 370°F for 5 minutes.
  6. Arrange the falafel balls in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  7. Cook for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, then serve.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 257 calories in 1 serving of Air-Fried Falafels.
Calorie break-down: 11% fat, 70% carbs, 19% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
257
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
4.46g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.042g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.066g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.187g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
645mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
65.44g
24%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
6%
Sugars
2.08g
Protein
17.59g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
43mg
3%
Iron
1.26mg
7%
Potassium
182mg
4%
Vitamin A
77mcg
9%
Vitamin C
24.5mg
27%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
13%
of RDI*
(257 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (70%)
 
Fat (11%)
 
Protein (19%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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