Air Fryer Falafel

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Once you’ve soaked your chickpeas, you can use a food processor and an air fryer to quickly bake these spicy falafel patties. Serve with your favorite garnishes and sauce.


  • 1 cup dry garbanzo beans
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leafed parsley, stems removed
  • 1 small red onion, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • cooking spray


Soak chickpeas in a large amount of cool water for 24 hours. Rub the soaked chickpeas with your fingers to help loosen and remove skins. Rinse and drain well. Spread chickpeas on a large clean dish towel to dry.

Blend chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, onion, and garlic in a food processor until a rough paste forms. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpea flour, coriander, cumin, sriracha, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cover bowl and let mixture rest for 1 hour.

Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Add baking powder and baking soda to the chickpea mixture. Mix using your hands until just combined. Form 15 equal-sized balls and press slightly to form patties. Spray falafel patties with cooking spray.

Place 7 falafel patties in the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer cooked falafel to a plate and repeat with remaining 8 falafel, cooking for 10 to 12 minutes.

Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 20 mins / Total time: 1 day 1 hr 40 mins

Serving: 15 / Yield: 15 falafel

Calories: 59.7

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