Chickpea waffles

Savory Chickpea Waffles

These chickpea waffles are delightful, filling (fiber, protein, all that good stuff), and can be easily served as a meal at any time of day. Also, it’s fun to serve chickpea in an unexpected way.

People say to not get a kitchen appliance that only does one thing. I suppose you could argue that a waffle maker falls into this category, but… I think you would be wrong. I am of the opinion that you can – and should – cook (almost) anything and everything in a waffle maker. Granted, I will admit to sometimes being wrong and having a very challenging clean-up after, but I’ve also enjoyed some glorious waffle maker food success stories!

Savory Chickpea Waffles

Recipe by A Legume a DayCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Time (includes batter resting time)

45

minutes
Calories

403

kcal

Chickpea waffles are an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal. Not to mention, savory waffles are amazing.

Ingredients

  • 120 g (1 cup) chickpea flour

  • 30 g (1/2 cup) nutritional yeast

  • 45 g (~1/4 cup) sun-dried tomatoes (I used oil-packed)

  • 40 g (3 Tbs) oil (I used olive oil)

  • 305 g (1 and 1/4 cups) milk of choice

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 Tbs artichoke marinade juices (from the jar of marinated artichokes)

  • 120 g (3/4 cup) marinated artichoke hearts (recommend jarred, not canned or frozen)

  • Cooking oil spray (or oil to brush the waffle maker)

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor except the artichoke hearts. Puree until smooth.
  • Let the batter sit for 15 minutes to better hydrate the chickpea flour.
  • While waiting, roughly chop artichoke hearts. Add them to the batter and stir in by hand.
  • When you’re about 5 minutes away from cooking the waffles, pre-heat your waffle iron.
  • Spray or brush pre-heated waffle maker with oil. Cook waffles. In my waffle maker, this makes about 4 waffles. The waffles are delicate, so be careful when you remove them from the waffle maker.
  • Serve warm. You can eat them as is, or enjoy with some sautΓ©ed vegetables, a sauce of your choosing, and/or soup on the side. For instance, dipping in a light broth or a tomato soup, topping with a sun-dried tomato yogurt (blend up a plain yogurt and some sun-dried tomatoes), serving on a bed of sautΓ©ed greens… you get the idea. πŸ™‚

Nutrition Facts for Chickpea Waffles

I created this in Nutritionist Pro. Numbers may slightly vary between different brands and ingredients.

Savory Chickpea Waffle Nutrition Facts

Waffle Maker Adventures

I mentioned challenging waffle iron clean-ups….

One tip: Although I confirmed that green onions do cook quickly in a waffle iron, if you count the time it took me to clean it out afterwards, sautΓ©ing them might have actually been faster. And yet, clearly not quite as fun.

chickpea waffles with green onion

More Chickpea Recipes

Looking for a recipe with whole chickpeas instead of chickpea flour? Try this quick and tasty Chickpea Salad.

Or try this Chickpea Dutch Baby if you want to try baking with chickpea flour!

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