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Baked Falafel



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Drain and rinse chickpeas.
Throw them into a food processor and pulse until just crumbled (do not make them completely smooth).
Transfer to a medium bowl.
In a food processor, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth.
Stir this into the smashed chickpeas.
In another bowl, combine the egg, cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne, lemon juice, and baking powder.
Stir into the chickpea mixture.
Mix in the olive oil.
Add breadcrumbs a little at a time.
The mixture should hold together and not be sticky.
Add the bread crumbs slowly as you may not use all of them just add until the dough comes together.
Form into about 9 balls.
Place foil on a baking sheet and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Place balls on foil.
Take a pastry brush and brush the cakes with melted butter (roll them so you get butter on the whole ball, top and bottom).
Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Then flip over and bake other side for 10 minutes.
After baking broil for 1-2 minutes on each side.
Remove from oven and serve with hummus or tahini sauce.