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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray inside of waffle iron with cooking spray.

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  • 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.

  • 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

210 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 13% DV; fat 2.1g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1470.7mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2015
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 beans very well. Other than that, these had great flavor. Be careful b/c getting these off of the waffle iron can be tricky. I served these w/ a Syrian-type salad, 'Roasted Garlic Tzatziki' from this site and whole grain pita. This was great for a change...I will def be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2015
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 the waffle maker. I pulled it out in clumps with a butter knife, re-forming it into the semblance of a waffle-shape and finishing them off in the oven. The falafel taste (and I followed the recipe exactly as written) was terrific, but the execution was just a fail. Read More
(23)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2015
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 the waffle maker. I pulled it out in clumps with a butter knife, re-forming it into the semblance of a waffle-shape and finishing them off in the oven. The falafel taste (and I followed the recipe exactly as written) was terrific, but the execution was just a fail. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2015
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 beans very well. Other than that, these had great flavor. Be careful b/c getting these off of the waffle iron can be tricky. I served these w/ a Syrian-type salad, 'Roasted Garlic Tzatziki' from this site and whole grain pita. This was great for a change...I will def be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
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 whites and kept the amount of olive oil the same. I made it a day ahead and then added water to the batter so it was easier to spread on the waffle iron, which I brushed oil onto just for the first waffle. They did not stick. We had them with homemade tsaziki and sliced cherry tomatoes. Putting them on a rack in a low oven while cooking kept them slightly crisp. I would make this again. Also, I used whole wheat flour but I don't know if that made any difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2016
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. The mixture itself tastes great, but making falafel in a waffle iron is a risky endeavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2017
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 we cooked it longer and made it a little crisper. Can out of waffle iron easily. Topped with homemade tzatziki cucumber onion cilantro grape tomatoes and chicken. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2019
Tasty. Bit dry Read More
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