All the deliciousness without the frying! This baked falafel is packed with flavor and easy enough for a weeknight. Stuff it in a sandwich, pile it on a salad, or enjoy it on it's own!
Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly oil a baking sheet.
Place the chickpeas, panko, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper, baking powder, sesame seeds, and salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade.
Pulse the food processor until the ingredients are finely chopped and well mixed.
Roll the mixture into 1 ½ inch balls, arrange them on the baking sheet, then gently press on the top of each ball to flatten it slightly.
Brush or spray each ball with olive oil.
Bake the falafel for 25 to 30 minutes, gently flipping halfway through, until browned on both sides.
Let the falafel cool slightly, then serve.