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Oven Baked Falafel with Oats and Pumpkin Seeds

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Oven Baked Falafel with Oats and Pumpkin Seeds

Nothing beats a fresh falafel. These healthy, tasty entrees are baked using the combination convection + steam mode in the Panasonic NN-CS89L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave Oven to ensure they are crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the centre.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 25


  • 400 g Cooked Chickpea
  • 20 g Pumpkin Seed
  • 20 g Breadcrumb
  • 20 g Oat Flake
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic
  • 3 g Fine Whole Salt
  • Fresh Parsley As desired
  • Coriander As desired
  • Fennel Seed As desired


  • 50 ml Soya Milk
  • 150 ml Sunflower Seed Oil
  • 6 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 g Fine Whole Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Pepper in Oil
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 g Garlic


  • Chop the garlic, coriander, parsley and fennel seeds in a food processor, using the blades.
  • With your hands, form balls of about 3cm in diameter, place them on a baking sheet and brush them one by one with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Using a combination oven, bake them for 15 mins in Steam + Convection mode at 180°C, then for 10 mins in Convection mode, again at 180°C, and finally for 5 mins using the grill function.
  • Pour the soya milk, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, chilli pepper in oil and smoked paprika into a tall glass. Blend with an immersion blender, add salt and carry on blending, pouring in the sunflower seed oil until the mayonnaise forms peaks.