Easy Falafel Burgers | 8 Ingredients + 1 Bowl!

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You only need 8 ingredients and 1 bowl to make these Falafel Burgers! Packed with heart-healthy chickpeas and fresh herbs for a hearty plant-based main.

Sometimes you want fun-sized Falafels, and sometimes you want a full-on burger. And that’s why I created these Falafel Burgers! They have all of the same seasonings and texture of a traditional Falafel…just in larger form. Plus, my version is made with only 8 healthy ingredients, made in one bowl, and is oven-baked instead of deep fried! 

ingredients for Falafel Burger in small measuring bowls on wooden cutting board

Traditional Falafels are shaped into small bite-sized balls and made from a combination of ChickpeasOnion, Parsley, Cilantro, and a few spices. This recipe is pretty much the same, except we’ll be adding some Gluten-Free Flour and Hummus (!) to help the larger patties bind together. Plus, the Hummus adds an extra layer of flavor and creaminess to the patties. If you haven’t made my best-ever Hummus recipe yet, this is a perfect excuse 😉

The other great thing about this Falafel Recipe? Everything comes together in one bowl! Well, a Food Processor to be exact. Simple puree the Onion and Herbs together, then pulse in the remaining ingredients. Shape your burgers, pop em’ in the oven, and you’re all done! How’s that for an easy prep and clean up?!

baked falafel burgers on speckled white serving tray surrounded by toppings

I decided to serve my Falafel Burgers with some traditional Falafel toppings, so I piled my burger buns high with crispy Lettuce, Fresh Tomato, an easy homemade Tahini Sauce, and Pickled Red Onions. You could also serve these inside Pita Bread too if you want to be more traditional!

And if you want to be even more of a rebel, sometimes I like to chop up my leftovers and toss them into a salad. However you decide to serve them, I promise you’ll be nice and satisfied 🙂

two falafel burgers topped with tahini sauce on wood cutting board

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • I have only baked these burgers in the oven, but I imagine pan-frying them would work too, if you’re really looking for a crispy exterior.
  • These burgers will keep well in the fridge, but you can also store them in the freezer for a longer-term Meal Prep! 
  • I tested this recipe using Brown Rice Flour, but Chickpea Flour, Oat Flour, or a Gluten-Free blend should work as well. If you are not GF, you can use All-Purpose Flour too.

side shot of falafel burger on bun with lettuce, tahini sauce, tomato, and pickled red onions

If you’re looking for more Veggie Burger recipes, you’ll also love these Mushroom Veggie Burgers and these White Bean Pizza Burgers!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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Easy Falafel Burgers

You only need 8 ingredients and 1 bowl to make these Falafel Burgers! Packed with heart-healthy chickpeas and fresh herbs for a hearty plant-based main.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Patties 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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For the Burgers:

  • 2 ½ cup cooked Garbanzo Beans (about 2 cans)
  • ¼ cup Garlic Hummus
  • ¼ cup Gluten-Free Flour*
  • ½ small Yellow Onion
  • ½ bunch Fresh Parsley
  • ¼ bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt (reduce if you are using canned Beans with Salt)
  • Black Pepper, to taste

For Serving: (Optional) 

  • Burger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tahini Sauce
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Tomato

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and grease or line a baking sheet. Toss the Onion, Parsley, and Cilantro into a Food Processor and process until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients to the Processor and pulse until a coarse (but evenly combined) meal forms.
  2. Slightly wet your hands, divide the dough into 6 even patties, and shape each one into a circle about ½ – ¾ “ thick. Place the burgers evenly across the baking sheet, making sure each burger has some room around it.
  3. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes, then remove and flip the burgers. Return to the top rack of the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  4. Serve as desired; leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to one week, or can also be frozen for up to two months.

Notes

  • I tested this recipe using Brown Rice Flour, but Chickpea Flour, Oat Flour, or a Gluten-Free blend should work as well. If you are not GF, you can use regular flour too!

Keywords: Falafel Burger, chickpea burger, gluten free burger, veggie burger, chickpea veggie burger

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  1. So so good. Used this recipe to make standard (ball shaped) falafel and it was a smashing success! Thank you!

  2. Only had one can of chickpeas so I subbed the other with black beans. Had more of a traditional bean-based burger taste, but was still incredibly delicious! Can’t wait to make again with chickpeas. Thank you for the awesome recipes 🙂

    1. Good improvising, though! Glad you enjoyed it and hope when you make it with chickpeas you like it just the same!

  3. How well do these burgers hold together? I have had trouble with similar Falafel burgers in the past

    1. I’m obsessed with these!! I first tried them 2 days ago and already made another batch because they are so good lol. I used oat flour and they turned out perfect both times. Love how healthy and easy they are 🙂

  4. So you’re saying I should use my garbanzo beans for something OTHER than your cookie dough recipe?? Hmmm…I’ll think about it!

  5. Definitely gonna try this. Maybe a beginner question but, do you just use leaves from the parsely/cilantro? Or can you just toss the whole sprig in there?

  6. I am obsessed with falafels! I just ate a few for lunch a few days ago and they were delicious. However, these falafel burgers look so creative and enjoyable–WAY more so than how I dug into them (literally as a snack straight out of the oven!)!