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Falafel Waffles are the perfect Mediterranean breakfast to start your day! Many of the traditional ingredients you find in a waffle are added to chickpeas, parsley, garlic and warm spices to create the perfect falafel style waffle. Top it with a fresh Lebanese style salad and a drizzle of a tahini sauce. 

Falafel Waffles on a white plate.

FALAFEL WAFFLES

We all love falafel in my house. 

It is such a great source of plant based protein that I can feel good about feeding my family. 

I often will rotate between these Falafel Vegetable Kabobs, Falafel Sliders and today’s Falafel Waffles.

You might remember recently when I made this Chaffles Recipe using eggs, cheese and some other delicious ingredients. 

I love making waffles in unique ways that can be eaten as breakfast or a snack. 

Today’s Falafel Waffles are the perfect unique waffle recipe. 

It mixes flour and baking powder with chickpeas, onion, garlic, spices and egg whites to create the perfect snack or Mediterranean breakfast. 

I love topping these with a tahini sauce and a Lebanese salad

You can easily  make these ahead in a big batch and then heat them throughout the week. 

I like to heat them quickly in the air fryer which also helps crisp them back up.

You also can reheat them in the toasted or oven on low heat.

Falafel Waffles ingredients. WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE FALAFEL WAFFLES?

FOR THE FALAFEL WAFFLES:

CHICKPEAS

RED ONION

SPICES: CUMIN, CORIANDER, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER

LEMON JUICE

FLOUR

BAKING POWDER

GARLIC

EGG WHITES

OLIVE OIL

FOR THE LEBANESE SALAD:

TOMATO

CUCUMBER

RED ONION

PARSLEY

LEMON JUICE 

OLIVE OIL

  Falafel Waffles on a white platter.

HOW DO YOU MAKE FALAFEL WAFFLES?

FOR THE FALAFEL WAFFLE:

Combine the chickpeas, onion, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, fresh parsley, baking powder, garlic cloves, egg whites and olive oil in a food processor or blender.

Falafel Waffles ingredients in a food processor.

Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray.

Preheat the waffle iron. Fill the waffle iron about three-quarters of the way full and close the lid.

Cook until the falafel is golden brown and firm in the center, about 7-9 minutes.

Serve with the Lebanese salad and tahini sauce.

Falafel Waffles ingredients blended.

FOR THE LEBANESE SALAD:

Mix all of the ingredients for the salad in a medium bowl and mix well.

Falafel Waffles tomato salad.

FOR THE TAHINI SAUCE:

In a medium mixing bowl or a mason jar combine all ingredients and stir well until combined. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Tahini Sauce with beef

TIPS WHEN MAKING THIS FALAFEL WAFFLE RECIPE:

SPRAY THE WAFFLE IRON: These can stick to the waffle iron. Make sure to spray it with non-stick cooking spray before using. 

STORAGE: You can store these in the fridge for up to 4 days or you can freeze them in a sealed container. 

REHEATING: When reheating I like to either use a toaster or an air fryer to get them crispy again. 

CHANGE UP THE SPICES: The spices I used are often use in Mediterranean recipes but you can mix them up. 

ADD CHEESE: You could add feta cheese to the finished waffles or add some to the batter if you want.

Falafel Waffles arranged on a platter.

OTHER MEDITERRANEAN RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

MEDITERRANEAN BEAN SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN ROASTED VEGETABLES

EASY LEBANESE SALAD 

MEDITERRANEAN BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS

MEDITERRANEAN EGGPLANT SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN LENTIL SALAD

TABBOULEH STUFFED PEPPERS 

Falafel Waffles with logo.

Falafel Waffles on a white platter.

Waffled Falafel Heneins

Yield: 6 small falafel waffles or 3 large falafel waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Falafel Waffles are the perfect Mediterranean breakfast to start your day! Many of the traditional ingredients you find in a waffle are added to chickpeas, parsley, garlic and warm spices to create the perfect falafel style waffle. Top it with a fresh Lebanese style salad and a drizzle of a tahini sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15 ounce can Heinen's chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teasoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

FOR THE LEBANESE SALAD TOPPING

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced {about 1 cup}
  • 1/4 of an english cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

FOR THE TAHINI SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FOR THE FALAFEL WAFFLE:

  1. Combine the chickpeas, onion, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, fresh parsley, baking powder, garlic cloves, egg whites and olive oil in a food processor or blender.
  2. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray. Preheat the waffle iron. Fill the waffle iron about three-quarters of the way full and close the lid.
  3. Cook until the falafel is golden brown and firm in the center, about 7-9 minutes.
  4. Serve with the Lebanese salad and tahini sauce.

FOR THE LEBANESE SALAD:

Mix all of the ingredients for the salad in a medium bowl and mix well.

FOR THE TAHINI SAUCE:

In a medium mixing bowl or a mason jar combine all ingredients and stir well until combined. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Today’s recipe is sponsored by Heinen’s. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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Tony

Friday 10th of June 2022

Hi there! What a wonderful idea! I am vegan. Do you think using something like a flaxseed egg substitute would work with this recipe?

Thanks,

Tony

Julia

Saturday 11th of June 2022

Thank you! I don't know much about flaxseed egg substitute but if you typically use it as a swap for regular eggs I think it would work! Let me know how it turns out.

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