Gluten-Free Falafel Waffle Recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Falafel Waffles Recipe

My home kitchen is fairly well equipped. I have a few sets of really good knifes, great pots and pans, a couple of heavy duty mixers, three (yes, three!) food processors, a pasta maker, an ice cream machine, an ice crusher, multiple slow cookers, a couple high speed blenders and pretty much every kitchen gadget (silly and indispensable) you can image. But until last Sunday, the one thing my kitchen lacked was a waffle maker.

Since acquiring a waffle maker, I have been imagining all sorts of ways to use it other than for simple, traditional waffles. Although I may possess an excess of kitchen gadgetry, I do firmly believe in multi-purposing my machines and gadgets.

Since I am pretty much obsessed with falafels, I decided to try my hand at this Gluten Free Vegan Falafel Waffles Recipe. May I just say, amazing? I love the way the creamy tahini sauce gets into the little nooks of the waffled falafel. And it makes for a savory waffle treat – more to my style than really sweet waffles.

A few attempts with my standard falafel mixture didn’t turn out exactly the way I planned, so I decided to start with a package of Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Waffle mix as a base and add the ingredients that make up a falafel. If I may say so myself – genius!

If you have a waffle maker – give these a try. If you don’t have a waffle maker, I suggest you get one, then give these a try!

Gluten-Free-Falafel-Waffle

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Gluten-Free Falafel Waffle Recipe
Gluten Free Vegan Falafel Waffles Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
Falafel Waffles
  • 1 11.4-ounce package Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Waffles
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil or gluten free nonstick cooking spray – for the waffle maker
Creamy Tahini
  • 1 cup sesame tahini
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ – ¾ cup water
Garnishes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Grape tomatoes halved
  • Pickled beets
  • Hot sauce such as Sriracha
  • Parsley leaves
Instructions
Falafel Waffles
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all the waffle ingredients and blend until very smooth. Let sit while the waffle maker heats up.
  2. Oil the waffle maker and pour in about 2/3 cup of the falafel mixture (or use the amount your waffle maker suggests). Cook according to manufacturer's directions.
  3. If needed, keep waffles warm in a 200-degree oven.
Creamy Tahini
  1. Place the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ cup of water in a blender. Blend until smooth and thick; it should be the consistency of lightly whipped cream. Add a little more water if necessary. Taste and add more salt if needed. Transfer to a small serving bowl. Leftover tahini can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.

To Assemble
  1. Spread each waffle with a layer of tahini. Top with garnishes of choice. Dollop with a little more tahini sauce and hot sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Vegan Falafel Waffles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 18.4%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 26.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  2. February 15, 2016

    Love the idea, but really love the name! It has such a nice ring to it.

  3. February 24, 2016

    look so delicious, thank for nice recipe

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