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Oops… I ate most of them before I thought to post the recipe here… hence all the half eaten patty photos! :)

I originally didn’t think to post this recipe, but as I was finishing up the batch, I decided they were too good not to share – even though the recipe is pretty simple and uses a pre-made mix.

I’m currently traveling in India for my masters program… I actually made these a while ago. But I thought I’d pass this recipe along while I’m eating real falafel… :D Come back next week to see a more authentic Indian dish that I put together. This one is just for fun!

Black Bean Falafel Burgers

1 can black beans
3 eggs
1 cup falafel mix (you can pick these up at an Asian grocery or I find it at most supermarkets)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixer, add the black beans (I use a ‘salsa express’. Any sort of food processor will do). In a small bowl, beat the eggs. To the eggs add the salt and almond milk. Add both of those to the blended beans. Once everything is processed together well, pour it into a medium mixing bowl and use a fork to mix the falafel mix into the bean mix. Once they’re combined well, set aside.

Prepare a cookie sheet. Either use a non-stick pan, apply a spray, or like I did, you can cover a pan with aluminum foil and spray that. Use a 1/4 cup measuring tool and scoop up the batter. Plop it onto the tray and shape into a patty. I recommend wetting your hands to do this.

Bake the patties for approximately 15 minutes, depending on how dark you want them. Bring them out of the oven and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before moving them. Once they’ve cooled, they hold together well. I had one break when I tried to move them hot, so I waited until they cooled after that.

These are fabulous if you already like falafel! It’s basically a falafel taste but is more hardy and a lot healthier than straight falafel. You can put them in a sandwich of course, but I had them plain and was just as happy!

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6 Responses to Black Bean Falafel Burgers

  1. Terry says:

    Mmmmmmm those are making me hungry. I just picked up some black beans yesterday. Now I need to find the falafel mix.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Oh, Aubree, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for the falafel mix. These burgers look yummy. I make a variety of black bean burgers myself and love them. Can’t wait to try these, too. :-)

    Didn’t realize you were in India … look forward to hearing all about your trip!


  3. Ricki says:

    Great idea to use the falafel mix! Hope you are having a stellar time! Looking forward to reading all about it. :)

  4. Paul says:

    I purchased Orgran GF Falafel Mix. I could not find it locally, so I purchased a multi-pack on Amazon. I plan to make this weekend.

  5. Renee says:

    I made these and they held together nicely but were incredibly dry. I just baked until lightly browned on the bottom. I served them with tzatziki —even a lot of it did not help enough with the dryness. I used the falafel mix from the bulk food section of the natural grocery. (maybe fantastic falafel)

    • Hi Renee – I’m so sorry you had a bad experience! I made these 3 years ago now, but I don’t remember them being dry. I wonder if it could have been a difference in the ingredients of the falafel mix? I honestly don’t remember what mix I used at the time, or what was in it (it would have been gluten & dairy free of course, but can’t remember the details now). Another thought was whether or not you used canned beans. I did for this recipe and did not drain the beans, but used all the contents of the can. That may have had an effect. Either way, I’m terribly sorry they didn’t turn out the way they did for me. Wish I knew what why! Thanks for coming by and telling me about it though :) All the best, ~Aubree

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