Vegan Low Carb Falafels

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Lupini beans make fabulous vegan low carb falafels! Here in the UK, pre-prepared Lupini beans are almost impossible to buy so you have to prepare your own using dried beans. This can take anything from 8 to 14 days (I know I know, but it’s worth it!)

I followed this guide here, there is NO mistaking the bitter taste when they’re not ready to use! If you’re in the US then pre-packed lupini beans are readily available (lucky you!).

Lupini FalafelsEating your lupini falafels

You can serve them on their own as a snack with some low carb dip or as part of the main meal. You can put them in low carb wraps, in fact, anything you do with “normal” falafels.

You can serve them in buns with salad and a low carb dressing.

I served mine on a bed of wilted spinach with some Vegenaise Chipotle and Kimchi.

Finishing the falafels off in the air fryer gives moistens them nicely, they can be a bit dry.

At less than 1 net carb for each ball, they are a great addition to any low carb diet, not just a vegan one!

Thanks to Meg over at clean keto blog for the inspiration for this one!

Lupini Falafels
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I LOVE falafels and it's one thing I missed when moving to keto. These are a fantastic replacement, low carb, tasty falafels!
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 mns
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mns 10 mns
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 mns
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mns 10 mns
Lupini Falafels
Lupini Falafels
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I LOVE falafels and it's one thing I missed when moving to keto. These are a fantastic replacement, low carb, tasty falafels!
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 mns
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mns 10 mns
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 mns
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mns 10 mns
Ingredients
  • 6 g tbsp pre prepared Lupini beans
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp spicy paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp coriander leaf
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Servings: pieces
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor except for air fryer oil
    Lupini Falafel Ingredients
  3. Mix in food processor till thoroughly combined
  4. Divide into 10 and roll into balls
  5. Bake for 20 mns to set. These can then be cooked in an air fryer for 15mns, turn halfway through
  6. Leave to cool for 10mns
  7. Can be frozen and reheated
Recipe Notes

You can prepare these in advance and heat in an air fryer for 15mns (turn halfway through).

They also freeze well.

Nutrition Facts
Lupini Falafels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47.3 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 1.6g 3%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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