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 WafflesCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy
Chickpea waffles are an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal. Not to mention, savory waffles are amazing.
120 g (1 cup) chickpea flour – Bob’s Red Mill has some great 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)
- 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 sautéed 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 sautéed greens… you get the idea. 🙂
Nutrition Facts for Chickpea Waffles
I created this in Nutritionist Pro. Numbers may slightly vary between different brands and ingredients.
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, sautéing them might have actually been faster. And yet, clearly not quite as fun.
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!