I don’t know about you, but I love falafel. Unfortunately, they are just way too full of carbs to eat. So I created a keto-friendly falafel and it was delicious! The turn in the weather and the exciting arrival of a new type of flour inspired me – my growling stomach may have had a bit to do with it too. My strictly carnivore husband followed his nose to the kitchen and ended up eating half my batch. You know I’m all about business when it comes to my recipes so here goes. Enjoy!
Keto-Friendly Falafel Ingredients
1/4 cup Hemp hearts
2 TBS ground flax meal
2 TBS psyllium husk fiber
1/2 cup lupin flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder (I like a little more so I do a rounded spoon here)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (I like a little more so I do a rounded spoon here)
1/4 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup HOT water
2 TBS fresh squeezed Lemon juice
2 TBS olive oil – for frying
Keto-Friendly Falafel Directions
Combine all dry ingredients thoroughly. Add lemon juice and hot water and mix well. This should form a relatively stiff, doughy mixture. Cover it and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Heat oil and form balls or patty shapes with rounded TBS. Add to the heated oil and fry until golden brown on each side. You may also want to brown the sides depending on the thickness of your falafel.
Keto-Friendly Falafel Serving Suggestion
Serve with sour cream and hot sauce.
Tzatziki or Tahini and little chopped salad of tomato, cucumber, onion, vinegar, & olive oil.
I like my falafel in a lettuce wrap with pickles, tomato, avocado, and sauerkraut. I know that last ingredient sounds odd – but believe me – it is amazing.
Keto-Friendly Falafel Nutritional Information:
Servings: 12 Falafel balls/patties each (For a Serving of Four)
Cal – 56.2 each (224.8)
Fat – 3.5 g (14g)
Carb – 4.4 g (17.6g)
Fiber – 3.7 (14.8g)
Protein – 3.4 (13.2g)
NET CARBS – .7 g (2.8g)
Warning: if you are allergic to peanuts or have other food allergies exercise caution, as lupin is a legume that is a known allergen.