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Fawaffle (Waffled Falafel) and Hummus

Not only is waffled falafel a healthier alternative to the deep-fried version, it’s as delicious as it is fun to say.

September 18th, 2014

Excerpted from Will It Waffle? by Daniel Shumski. Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Maes Studio, Inc. Used with permission from Workman Publishing.

If you’re serving this with pita bread, heat that in the waffle iron, too. It will be ready in 15 seconds, and the result will be twice as waffled: warmed and waffled pita bread, filled with waffled falafel, topped with dollops of [hummus], and served with tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley with a drizzle of olive oil.
Serves 4
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, picked over and soaked in water overnight in the refrigerator
  • ½ small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Hummus
  • 4 pockets pita bread (optional)
  1. Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Preheat the oven on its lowest setting.

  2. Drain the soaked chickpeas and place them with the onion and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until blended but not pureed.

  3. Add the parsley, olive oil, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, baking powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and pulse until mostly smooth.

  4. Coat both sides of the waffle iron grid with nonstick spray. For each fawaffle, place about 1⁄4 cup of batter in the waffle iron, leaving a bit of space between scoops for each to expand.

  5. Close the lid of the waffle iron and cook for 5 minutes before checking. Remove the fawaffles when they are cooked through and evenly browned.

  6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 with the remaining batter.

  7.  Keep finished fawaffles warm in the oven. Serve them with the hummus and pita bread.

Fawaffle (Waffled Falafel) and Hummus

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