Enjoy these Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins as a quick snack or paired with a salad for a complete lunch! They are nutritionally dense, packed with protein, Vegan and Gluten Free. And the great thing about this recipe is that it only takes one piece of equipment: the trusty food processor🙂 Well, that and a mini Muffin tin;)

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/spinach-and-kale-falafel-muffins/

I love Falafel! I had it the first time in Vancouver, Canada. If my memory serves me right, I remember thinking it was so exotic. But most of all, it tasted delicious! Traditional Falafel is fried, so I tend not to order it in restaurants and opt to bake it at home instead. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Chickpea/Garbanzo Bean Four and that gave me the idea for these Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins. The best thing about Chickpea Flour is that it is gluten free, full of protein and fiber.

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/spinach-and-kale-falafel-muffins/

Finally, I can make a muffin that uses some spices!

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/spinach-and-kale-falafel-muffins/
A peak into my spice cabinet

Spices are important in my life. I use Cumin, Ginger, Garlic and Paprika daily in salads and stir fries. Falafel can take on any flavor, and these are the one’s I chose:) An Organic Kale/Spinach blend from Costco also makes an appearance in these beauties:)

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/spinach-and-kale-falafel-muffins/

As you can see, they are tiny. But, this is perfect because traditional Falafels are about this size, yet round. You can eat them as is, or enjoy with a dollop of Hummus. By the way, this is one my all time favorite Hummus recipes. Hummus is another obsession discovered in Vancouver;)

 

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

12 Mini Muffins

Spinach and Kale Falafel Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Chickpeas
  • 1/3 C Chickpea Flour
  • 1/2 C Chopped Spinach & Kale
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/3 C Filtered Water
  • *Salt to Taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Prepare muffin tin with non-stick spray or muffin cups
  3. Put all ingredients in a food processor
  4. Pulse until smooth
  5. Spoon into prepared mini muffin tin
  6. Bake 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

*I find Chickpea flour to be quite Salty, so add salt as needed.

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Enjoy!

“You want the desire because it is the idea or the goal or the Creation that is responsible for a good amount of Life Force to flow through you. The main event is the Life Force that is flowing through you, not the manifestation. And if you don’t believe us now, wait until that manifestation has popped, and realize that its power to draw life through you will be greatly diminished. That’s why you keep wanting another goal and another goal and another goal…”

—Abraham

Keep Well,

Marla