Chocolate Falafel

Chocolate Falafel

Chocolate falafel? No way. Yes way. Try this tasty recipe from our Sarah for a new sweet spin on falafel. 

Ingredients

Falafels

(makes 12 medium size balls)

1 x can chickpeas (drained)

40g almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)

30g cocoa powder or cacoa powder 

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essense

Pinch of sea salt

Sauce 

3 tablespoons coconut oil

4 tablespoons cocoa or cacoa powder

3 tablespoons plant milk (optional) 

1 tablespoon maple syrup 

Decoration

2 tablespoons pistachios (crushed) 

6 strawberries (sliced) 

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

 

Method

1: Drain and rinse the chickpeas. 

2: Add all the ingredients for the falafel into a food processor and blend until the mixture has combined into a non-lumpy mixture.

3: Take the mixture out and roll into balls. 

4: Pop the balls onto a baking tray and into the oven at 160C/320F/Gas mark 3 for 12 minutes. 

5: While the falafels are cooking you can make your chocolate sauce. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and on a low heat gently melt the coconut oil. Stir together all the ingredients to make a sauce. 

6: Bring the falafels out of the oven and once cool enough to handle roll in chocolate powder. 

7: Serve still warm with a drizzle of chocolate sauce topped with some crushed pistachios and sliced strawberries. 

Photography: So Vegan for Made In Hackney

 



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