Waffled Falafel

A delicious twist on a classic! Keep cooked waffles warm in a low oven. Serve with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley.

Waffled Falafel Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Waffled Falafel for 4 servings:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic, or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom

Waffled Falafel Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Waffled Falafel, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Waffled Falafel is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Waffled Falafel within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Waffled Falafel easily:

  1. 1 Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray inside of waffle iron with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Process garbanzo beans in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add onion, egg whites, cilantro, parsley, garlic, flour, cumin, salt, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cardamom to garbanzo beans. Pulse, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, until falafel batter resembles a coarse meal. Pour batter into a bowl and stir with a fork.
  3. 3 Spoon about 1/4 cup falafel batter onto each section of the preheated waffle iron. Cook until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 210 calories; 2.1 grams of fat; 38.7 grams of carbohydrates; 10 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 1471 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 8th 2019

    I made no changes to this recipe but did cook it on an ancient waffle maker that may have not been as thick as today’s models. The taste was good but the texture was terribly dry.

  2. Feb 24th 2019

    I used less cilantro. Served with chopped cucumber, tomato, and cucumber-yogurt sauce. Next time I would add a blend of tahini and hummus.

  3. Apr 10th 2017

    This recipe was a big hit with my wife. I really liked it too. I left out the parsley (not a fan) and added a couple tablespoons of olive oil, hoping to prevent sticking. It got better if ...

  4. Jan 3rd 2017

    This turned out very well. I puréed the batter until it was smooth and used less salt. To stretch the recipe to serve 8, I added extra garbanzos and spices, but still just used the 2 egg wh ...

  5. Apr 27th 2016

    I followed the directions exactly and sprayed the heck out of my waffle iron with Pam, but the waffles were a crumbled, stuck-on mess. I ended up making patties and frying them in a skillet. ...

  6. Dec 17th 2015

    This recipe is full of flavor and fun! I usually pan fry my falafel which is a pain. I turned my waffle maker on to the highest setting and sprayed generously with EVOO in between each waffle.

  7. Jun 9th 2015

    I took this to a pot luck and it was a big success. I also made the roasted garlic taztziki found on this site. I will never buy falafel mix again.

  8. May 6th 2015

    Waffled Falafel Haiku: "An awful waffle. Well, I guess the taste was good, but a MESS to make." Even with a liberal, heavy squirting hand of non-stick spray, this was disastrously stuck to t ...

  9. Apr 15th 2015

    These were fun and delicious! The only thing I will do differently next time is to cut back on the salt (maybe by 1/2), because these came out super salty, and I even drained and rinsed the ...