These easy keto falafels are just the thing for a delicious lunch or dinner! Packed full of healthy veggies, tasty nuts and seeds and yummy spices!
Can you believe that until this week, I had never had a falafel before? Like never! I was asked several times if I could come up with a keto falafel recipe, so I had to figure out just what a regular falafel was.
It was actually super easy to come up with an easy falafel recipe and it is SO tasty.
What Are Keto Falafels Made With?
Many keto and low carb recipe creators will make falafels with cauliflower rice only as the base.
I think mixing cauliflower and broccoli together really enhances the flavor. Then we add to that some nuts and seeds, with some egg, spices and toasted almond flour.
Toasted almond flour is key, by the way!
Regular (non keto) falafels normally have a base of chickpeas (otherwise known as garbanzo beans).
How To Make Broccoli Rice
Did you even know there was such a thing as broccoli rice? Well, there is!
You make it the same way you would make cauliflower rice.
Cut them into florets, pop them in a blender, pulse a few times and you are good to go!
Are Falafels Carb Free?
No, they are certainly not carb free.
Regular falafels are definitely not carb free. Now, these keto falafels are definitely low carb but still are not carb free. These are about 3g net carbs per patty which is pretty good!
How To Store Keto Falafels
If you don’t finish your falafels when you make them, simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge and you are good to go. Warm them up or eat them cold when you are ready for falafel leftovers!
How To Toast Almond Flour
If you aren’t sure how to toast almond flour, it is super easy! Check out How To Toast Almond Flour for a quick demo!
How To Make Keto Falafels
Are you ready for how simple this recipe is?
First, you will want to make broccoli rice and cauliflower rice with your food processor.
Next, coarsely chop your almonds in a food processor as well.
Once those are done, you simply mix everything together in a bowl and make sure it is combined really well
Now is time to form your falafels. This recipe makes 7 (even though you only see 6). I like even numbers and could not position 7 such that it make me feel good! I know, I’m weird!
You don’t want them too tall or else the middle part of the sides may not get browned. That is more of an aesthetics thing though and won’t affect the taste.
Now you can heat up your coconut oil and start the frying process.
The frying time is totally dependent on how hot your oil is. I tried not to make it TOO hot, so I kept it just above medium.
It took about 4 minutes per side to get it nice and done.
BOOM! You are done. Now you can top with your favorite falafel sauce and you are ready to go!
There is a full nutrition carb below the recipe, but in short, the nutrition is as follows:
Net Carbs 3
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: .5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: .5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
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Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!