Easy vegan and gluten-free falafels

Easy vegan and gluten-free falafels

Vegan and gluten-free falafel made with canned chickpeas. Perfect for a quick and easy recipe!

For a few days now, I’ve had falafels on my mind and being on a bit of a health kick I wanted to make easy vegan and gluten-free falafels.

Easy vegan and gluten-free falafels

The other day I had to run errands in Watford. I got there just before lunch and after my appointment, I took a little walk around the town center. I’ve been to Watford once before last year and back then the Intu shopping center was under construction and not the nicest. However, the renovations are now over and what a great area for shopping, walking around and getting your things done. I really like the town center especially the street market.

At one of the street market stalls, I saw a vegan label. It was a place that sold falafels. They had wraps, salads, and some more options. Now, I have to admit I can be a bit scared of buying food from street food seller. I tend to be a bit afraid of germs and lack of hygiene, thinking about a 60-minute bus ride home, I wasn’t really keen on having any digestion issues if you know what I mean. But, they looked nice and clean so I decided to have a falafel wrap.

Without a doubt, this wrap was one of the best I’ve ever tried. Firstly, it was filled with loads of veggies. Secondly, the falafels were very flavourful, soft and fluffy. And lastly, the hummus was great and the garlic tahini sauce something I will be dreaming about for quite a while.

I wanted to recreate the falafel wrap at home so I had my best go at the falafels. I decided to make a recipe for easy vegan and gluten-free falafels. They are actually quite easy to make, and pretty quick too. I just chucked everything in the food processor and let it do all the hard work for me.

Falafel wraps

These easy vegan and gluten-free falafels are:

  • Vegan
  • vegetarian
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Easy to make

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Easy, Falafel, Gluten-free, Mediterranean, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 291.5kcal
Author: Steina


  • 1 Can of Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 – 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 – 1/2 Fresh chili
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 8 tbsp Gluten free flour
  • 4 Oil for frying


  • Gather all your ingredients and get your food processor ready.
    Ingredients for falafel
  • Put all the ingredients in the food processor except for the gluten-free flour. Roughly chop the onions before adding them in.
    Falafel step 1
  • Add about half of the gluten-free flour at first and blend well. Add more flour gradually until your falafel dough is thick enough to be molded into balls.
    Falafel step 2
  • Form your falafels, I chose to make mine a bit longer and leaner because I wanted to put them in wraps.
    Falafel step 3
  • Fry your falafels in oil for about 3-5 minutes each side or until golden color. If you want to be extra healthy you could also bake them in the oven until golden. That way you have made your falafels low fat as well.
    Falafel step 4
  • Once your falafels are ready you can use them in whichever way you want. Today we made Falafel wraps with lots of vegetables, garlic tahini sauce, and hummus.
    Easy vegan and gluten-free falafels


Serving: 3falafels | Calories: 291.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17.3g | Sodium: 31.8mg | Sugar: 0.75g
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