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Challenge: Reinventing Breakfast

The Falafel Waffle

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This epic culinary mash-up takes all the flavors of the falafel, but puts it in the form of a waffle. Golden, brown, and delicious!

The Falafel Waffle

  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 15 ounces canned(no salt) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Few cracks of fresh pepper
  • ½ cup(packed) flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped


  1. pulse almost everything in a food processor
  2. cook in waffle maker
  3. make yogurt sauce

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In a large bowl, add the chickpeas and next 13 ingredients and mix well. Taste for seasoning and make sure the flavors are bold and adjust accordingly. Add the baking powder, corn starch, egg, and mix well. Put the mixture in a food processor and pulse until smooth but a still a little chunky, about 15-20 seconds

Pre-heat a waffle iron and spray with non-stick. Add the mixture to the iron and cook for 7-8 minutes. If the waffles are not crispy enough, cook another 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the greek yogurt and the rest of the ingredients, mix well and check for seasoning. To make the sauce have a “syrup” like consistency, add 1-2 tablespoons of water. Garnish the waffle with the sauce and chopped mint or parsley.

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