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Waffled Falafel

Waffled Falafel
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The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Julia of A Cedar Spoon.

Falafel Waffles are the perfect Mediterranean breakfast to start your day!

falafel waffle

Many of the traditional ingredients you find in a waffle are added to chickpeas, parsley, garlic and warm spices to create the perfect falafel-style waffle.

Waffled Falafel

Top it with a fresh Lebanese-style salad and a tahini sauce for a new spin on your favorite morning meal.

Waffled Falafel

Waffled Falafel


For the Falafel Waffles

  • 1 15 oz. can Heinen's chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Lebanese Salad Topping

  • 2 medium tomatoes, about 1 cup diced
  • 1/4 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tsp. olive oil

For the Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Combine the chickpeas, onion, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, fresh parsley, baking powder, garlic cloves, egg whites and olive oil in a food processor or blender.
  2. Spray a waffle iron with non-stick spray. Preheat the waffle iron. Fill the waffle iron about 3/4 of the way full with the batter and close the lid.
  3. Cook until the falafel is golden brown and firm in the center, about 7-9 minutes.
  4. Mix together all of the ingredients for the salad in a medium-size bowl.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl or a mason jar, combine all of the tahini sauce ingredients and stir well. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  6. Serve the waffles with the Lebanese salad and tahini sauce.

Falafel Waffle

Julia Jolliff

By Julia Jolliff

Julia is all about creating quick and easy weeknight meal ideas, kid-friendly recipes and a few sweet treats. Her roots are from the Mediterranean and many of my recipes incorporate those flavors!

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