Reply. It did have xantham gum included so that might have made a difference. I am egg free right now and having a falafel tonight made my day. Gently pull the plastic wrap up to cover the egg in the falafel patty. Form the falafel mix into 1/2-inch patties (instead of balls) so that they sit flat on the baking sheet. Lovely – thanks for sharing, Jonelle! August 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm. October 9, 2018 at 11:38 am. Return to the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining falafel balls and eggs. Use the plastic wrap to gently smooth out the surface and patch any holes, making sure the egg is completely and tightly encased in falafel. Place an egg in the center of the falafel patty. Reply. Bake the falafel patties, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides, 20 to 25 minutes. To bake falafel, heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and add a couple tablespoons of high heat cooking oil to a baking sheet. Shamani says. Dana @ Minimalist Baker says.