Savoury Chickpea Waffles

IMG_5525.jpgAfter letting my depression get the best of me the last 2 years, I lost interest in posting to the blog and sharing any recipes at all. My eating and diet also went out the window and I couldn’t find any motivation to cook or eat as healthy as I usually would. Thankfully, we are now in a new decade and I’ve started to feel a bit more like myself again, so when better to share my vegan recipes than during veganuary. Plus, it’s a kick up the butt to start eating better myself and including more wholesome, plant-based recipes into my diet again. 

00A7D82A-FF28-47FB-95EC-92D2809E3312.jpegNow don’t be deterred by chickpeas and waffles in the same sentence.  I promise you it works. I guess much like that chickpea stuff people call cookie dough: when done right it’s actually pretty decent.I like to serve my chickpea waffles with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, plus some green lentils tossed in for added protein. Sometimes I like to top it off with a little hot sauce or cook the mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce and the whole thing ends up being very filling, and very satiating. Plus, it’s really easy and doesn’t take much effort to throw it all together.

I would just like to add that since there isn’t any fat or eggs in these waffles they won’t be crispy. However, you can solve that by pan frying them on a low heat or popping them in the toaster; just make sure you don’t overcook them and dry them out.

Makes 4 Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 250ml (1 cup) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Chives (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt (season to taste)

Directions

Pre-heat your waffle machine.

Place the chickpeas and onion in a blender, and process until smooth.

Toss in the other ingredients and mix everything together by hand, as blending the flour can cause the waffles to have a gluey consistency from the gluten getting activated.

Spray down your waffle machine with oil and spoon the batter into your waffle machine; cook until the tops are lightly brown. Remove and add your toppings of choice.

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