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Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce (Gluten Free)
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Vegan Savory Falafel Waffles with Tahini Sauce

Every now and then it's nice to switch up the dinner routine and make something fun and completely different - these savory falafel waffles are perfect for this!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Falafel Waffles
Servings: 5 waffles

Ingredients

Falafel Waffles

  • 1/2 c. unsweetened original almond milk (119 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh or bottled lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 1 c. garbanzo bean flour (120 g)
  • 1/2 c. regular or gluten-free all-purpose flour (70 g or 80 g)
  • 1/4 c. dried parsley
  • 3 tsp. cumin
  • 1  1/2 tsp. powdered onion
  • 1  1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 c. water (237 ml)
  • Topping: Veggies such as tomato and cucumber chopped

Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 c. tahini
  • 1/4 c. fresh or bottled lemon juice (59 ml)
  • 2  1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (59 ml)

Instructions

  • First, start heating your waffle iron. Then, in a small bowl combine the almond milk and lemon juice and set aside.  It will start to curdle, but don't worry - this is what we want to happen!
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.  Then, add the milk/lemon juice mixture as well as the oil and water.  Stir until all flour is incorporated and then set this waffle batter aside for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the tahini sauce by combining all six ingredients.  Stir until completely smooth and then set it aside, as well.
  • Next, lightly grease your heated waffle iron via oil-dipped pastry/basting brush, or by using good ol' cooking spray. Then, add waffle batter to the iron until about 2/3 full.
  • Lower the lid and let that waffle iron work it's magic!  You want the waffles to be golden brown and crispy, which usually takes about 6-8 minutes in my iron.
  • While you wait, take this opportunity to chop some veggies for your topping.
  • When the waffle is done, carefully remove it from the iron with a fork.  Repeat this process until all of the batter is transformed into golden falafel waffles. Just be sure to re-grease the iron before making each one!
  • Keep the waffles warm by placing them on a cooling rack-lined baking sheet in an oven heated to its lowest setting.
  • When you're ready to eat, drizzle your waffles with a good amount of Tahini Sauce and add the chopped vegetables.

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Notes

  • Don't have the ingredients for the Tahini Sauce on hand? No worries! Store bought hummus makes a great substitute.  Or, you can whip up my recipe for Garlicy Homemade Hummus!
  • Not eating all of these waffles at once? No problem! You can store them in the fridge and pop in the microwave or warm oven to reheat. You can even freeze them waffles to eat at a later date.
  • My favorite toppings for this recipe are tomato and cucumber, but you can try adding chopped onion, shredded cabbage, or olives too!