Falafel Waffles

We re-imagined the iconic falafel as a crispy waffle! Aquafaba, the liquid from a tin of chickpeas, is the secret ingredient in this recipe for making these waffles light and crunchy
Falafel Waffle
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Falafel Waffle
April 28, 2020
Level Intermediate
Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Serves Makes: 4-6
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton

INGREDIENTS

For the falafel batter

2x 225g tin spinneysFOOD Chick Peas, drained and rinsed (reserve the chickpea brine)
110g chickpea flour
3 tsp smoked paprika
4 garlic cloves
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 handfuls spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, chopped, plus extra for serving
4 tbsp tahini
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cumin
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Ginger
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Coriander
3 tsp bicarbonate of soda
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Black Peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste

To serve

Tzatziki
Red onion, chopped
spinneysFOOD Organic Cucumber, chopped
spinneysFOOD Fresh Mint, chopped

METHOD

  • 1

    Preheat a waffle maker.

  • 2

    Add all the falafel ingredients to a food processor and blend for a few seconds. Then pulse a few times. Blend until you have a firm batter that is slightly grainy.

  • 3

    Place 4 tbsp of the chickpea brine in a separate bowl. Whip the brine with an electric beater until it forms stiff peaks (like a meringue). Carefully fold this into the waffle batter.

  • 4

    Spray the waffle maker with baking spray.

  • 5

    Once the waffle maker has heated up (the light will go off), place the batter in the waffle maker and cook for 8 minutes until golden and crunchy. Repeat the process for the rest.

  • 6

    Serve warm with the tzatziki, red onion, cucumber and mint.

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