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Chickpea Falafel Waffles

Posted by Courtney Schupp | March 7, 2022

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Servings: 2


  • 1/3 cup olive oil (plus more for waffle iron)
  • 3 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander (ground)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (only whites)
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoon low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tomato (diced)

Live Well Tips

  • Falafel is a common Middle Eastern street food made from ground chickpeas.
  • Chickpeas are a great source of fiber and the B vitamin folate.
  • No waffle maker? No problem! Just pour batter into pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat for falafel pancakes.


  1. Wash hands well with soap and water.
  2. Combine the olive oil, parsley, flour, baking powder, salt, cumin, coriander, garlic, egg whites and chickpeas in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Lightly grease a waffle iron, close and heat. Once the waffle iron is ready, pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the center, spreading it out so that only 1/2 inch of the waffle iron shows around the edges.
  4. Close and cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. When waffle is golden brown, transfer to a plate and cover with a paper towel. Repeat cooking process with remaining batter.
  6. When all of the waffles are cooked, divide them between 2 plates and top with a dollop of greek yogurt and diced tomatoes before serving.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

Savory waffles are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and take no time to make. Customize your toppings to include cheddar cheese, fresh herbs, or any savory topping your child enjoys.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment
  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry
  • Top waffles with tomatoes and Greek yogurt

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into blender
  • Place tightly fitting lid on blender
  • Pick parsley leaves
  • Rinse and drain chickpeas

Difficult Tasks

  • Pulse blender until ingredients are mixed
  • Add mix to waffle iron
  • Open can of chickpeas
  • Dice tomatoes
  • Chop garlic
  • Separate egg yolks from whites

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1/2 recipe: Calories–230; Protein–6g; Carbohydrate–16g; Total Fat–17g; Saturated Fat–2g; Cholesterol–0mg; Fiber–4g; Sodium–980mg; Calcium–8%

Adapted from Pulses: Dry Peas, Beans, Lentils and Chickpeas