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 Legume LadyCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Quick and easy high-protein, high-fiber meal. Because savory waffles are amazing.

Ingredients

  • 240 g (1 cup) drained chickpeas

  • 70 g (1/2 cup) chickpea flour – Bob’s Red Mill has some great chickpea flour!

  • 22 g (1/4 cup) nutritional yeast

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

  • 310 g (1 1/4 cup) soymilk (or milk of choice)

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 40 g (~3 Tbs) sun-dried tomatoes (I used oil-packed)

  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)

  • Pinch of salt, optional (if using sodium-free beans, you may want to add some salt)

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

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Let the batter sit for 15 minutes to better hydrate the chickpea flour. 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 3 waffles.
  • 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™‚

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.

Looking for a recipe with only whole chickpeas? 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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