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Falafel Waffle [Vegan]

If it’s edible, there’s a 99 percent chance I’ve smooshed it into my waffle maker just to see what would happen. In the case of falafel, the result is a crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside savory waffle - no deep frying required! This hummus recipe is great with pita and veggies as well, just reduce the amount of tahini to a few tablespoons.

Vegan Falafel Waffle

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For the Falafel Mix

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained, about 2 (15.5 oz) cans
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 & ½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the Hummus “Syrup”

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt

For the Toppings

  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. To make the falafel batter, use a food processor to blend chickpeas, parsley, onions and garlic until there are no large chunks (small chunks are fine, they give the falafel texture) – you might need to do this in two or three batches. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl and stir in coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, flour and baking soda. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. While that sets up, make the hummus. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until you have a creamy texture. It should be looser than a typical hummus, so you can pipe it on top of the cooked waffle.
  3. Following the manufacturer’s directions, Preheat your waffle maker and spray it with cooking spray. If you can choose a temperature, go with medium. Spoon about ⅓ cup of falafel mixture into each cavity and close the cover. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the outside is crispy and lightly browned.
  4. Toss the cucumber and tomato in lemon juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Top the falafel waffle with hummus and a generous pile of tomato and cucumber. Serve warm.






Natalie Slater is the creator and writer of popular food blog Bake and Destroy. As a recurring Threadcakes celebrity judge, guest judge on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, and creator of SugarSlam (an online, pro-wrestling-themed bake-off), Natalie puts her cooking expertise and sassy opinions to work in finding underground culinary talent. Natalie lives in Chicago, IL with her husband Tony, and their son Teno.



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75 comments on “Falafel Waffle [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

I had the same problem as everyone else- this is just pulsed chickpeas, I had to add a quarter cup of flour and then gave up and threw it all away

1 Years Ago

complete failure. did you ever even test this recipe??? no flavor whatsoever, fell apart into dry crumbles immediately...

1 Years Ago

What a complete and utter fail. Are you sure it\'s only 1 1/2 tsp flour? The "batter" is literally just pulsed chickpeas, nothing doughy about it. I put it in the waffle iron, and it of course didn\'t stick together, I mean, there was no way it could, you know? I tried cooking it for 5 minutes.. another for 7 minutes.. another for 10 minutes. It just STUCK to the top and bottom grill.

Seriously disappointed with this recipe.. how many times did you test it? The photo looks light, fluffy, and more batter-y then smashed chickpeas. Did you miss baking powder, or liquid, or more flour?

Oh well.. wasn\'t the first time a recipe from your website was straight garbage. I\'ll be adding mayo to this for chickpea salad sandwiches..

2 Years Ago

Sorry, but this was a complete fail! Not only did the mix stick to the waffle iron, but it was bland and dry. Probably best if it was fried.

Chloe Mills
2 Years Ago

Ariana Hodges I need a waffle maker ASAP

Valerie Bollini
2 Years Ago

That looks hella good

Debbie Doyle Belknap
2 Years Ago

I just tried it -- much too dry. I wonder if I did something wrong, considering all the raves. Also the falafel seemed really bland, seemed to be missing an ingredient. I'll fry what I didn't use and see if it comes out better.

Rikki Ford
2 Years Ago


Roxanne King
2 Years Ago


Roxy Orantes King
16 Jul 2014

Me encanta!

Stephanie Cole
2 Years Ago

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