These falafel patties are packed with peas! Your little chefs will love adding all of the ingredients to the food processor, pushing the button, and helping to make the patties with their hands. Not only are these fun to make, but you can enjoy them in so many different ways. Eat them like "nuggets" with Greek yogurt for dipping, in pita bread, or on top of lettuce leaves with any toppings you'd like. You can even make the patties a little bigger and eat them on a bun as a burger or cook the falafel mixture in a waffle iron to make Pea Falafel Waffles. Any way you cook them, falafel is the perfect way to enjoy peas!
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 6 and 4, and cooking instructor specializing in bringing cooking into preschool classrooms. After college, Heather knew she wanted to be a teacher, but first followed her lifelong dream of going to culinary school. Teaching cooking combines both of her passions, and she truly enjoys introducing young children to the joys of cooking with fresh ingredients. Find Heather on Instagram (@heather.happykidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home.
To make falafel mixture into waffles, mix in 2 additional tablespoons of flour. Heat waffle iron and grease well. Do not open waffle iron before 5 minutes of cooking. Use a butter knife to gently lift falafel from the waffle iron and transfer to a plate.
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