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Baked Spinach Falafel on a baking tray

Spinach Falafel (vegan and gluten-free)

These green Spinach Falafel are vegan and gluten-free. Canned chickpeas are used for the base. They're baked in the oven with minimal oil. So good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 falafel
Calories 41kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 17 oz canned chickpeas - rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons besan/chickpea flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • baking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. 
  • Add the canned chickpeas, spinach, chickpea flour and salt to a food processor and blitz until combined. The mixture should stick together enough to form patties, if it doesn't add more chickpea flour. 
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the falafel on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Press them a bit flatter and spray them with oil. 
  • Bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes, carefully flipping them with a spatula after 20 minutes. They should be crispy on the outside and soft but not mushy on the inside.


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.7mg