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Butternut Squash Falafel

These Butternut Squash Falafel are Zero SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, the myWW Blue plan and the myWW Purple plan. They are 4 SmartPoints per portion on myWW Green plan. Air fry or oven bake. 
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Butternut Squash Falafel, Weight Watchers Freestyle Dinner, Weight Watchers Freestyle Falafel Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2 person
Calories 182kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g butternut squash cubed
  • calorie controlled cooking spray I used Frylight
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic large
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 can chickpeas 400g can - drained & rinsed
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander / fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

To cook in traditional oven

  • Preheat the oven to 220oC / 200oC Fan / 425oF
  • Peel and de-seed the butternut squash and chop into cubes (approx 2cm square). Place in a roasting tin and spray with a thin coating of calorie controlled cooking oil (approx 5 pumps). Roast for 30 - 40 minutes or until the squash is soft. 
  • Remove the butternut squash from the oven and tip into the bowl of your food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blitz until the mixture is combined, still has some texture but holds together. 
  • Shape the mixture into 10 balls and place on a non stick baking tray. Spray with a little more calorie controlled spray oil and bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until they have turned golden brown. 

To cook in an Air Fryer

  • Peel and de-seed the butternut squash and chop into cubes (approx 2cm square). Mist with calorie controlled cooking spray and place in the air fryer. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the squash is soft (NB. timings are dependant on the model of air fryer that you are using - check manufacturers instructions). 
  • Once the butternut squash has cooked, remove from the air fryer and tip into the bowl of your food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blitz until the mixture is combined, still has some texture but holds together.
  • Shape the mixture into 10 balls and mist with calorie controlled cooking oil. Place into the air fryer and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the falafel have turned golden brown. 

Notes

Please be aware that the nutritional information below has been automatically generated and does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc.  It should therefore be considered as an estimate.
PointedKitchen.com has calculated Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following nutritional information.
PointedKitchen.com is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on this nutritional information.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15985IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 3.2mg