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Lupini Bean Keto Falafel

This tasty keto falafel recipe is made with lupini beans and cooked in an air fryer. Filling and nutritious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Vegan
Keyword: dairy free recipe, lupini beans recipe
Servings: 12 falafels
Calories: 24kcal


  • 2 cups lupini beans skins removed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons lupin flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Place all ingredients apart from the lupin flour in a food processor
  • Blitz until smooth.
  • Place the mixture into a large bowl and add the lupin flour to bind the mixture. Add more if the mixture is too sticky, add more flour.
  • Form small sized balls with an ice cream/cookie scoop or with a tablespoon.
  • Preheat the air fryer according to manufacture instructions.
  • Place the falafel balls into the air fryer, give them a light spray with oil and cook for 10 minutes at 190C/375F degrees. Turn the balls over, spray again and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Oven Bake

  • Bake on a parchment lined baking tray at 190C/375F degrees for 30 minutes until golden. Turn half way through cooking.


Makes 12 falafels
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1falafel | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g