With just a handful of ingredients, these gluten free vegan chickpea waffles are a quick yet healthy fix for breakfast or lunch and can be enjoyed either with sweet or savoury toppings. You can use them instead of bread in your favourite sandwich too. Healthy, versatile, quick & easy.
Finally, after a long 4 week break from the blog, I’m back! I must admit, I’ve had one of the worst cases of ‘post holiday blues’ yet… It’s been so hard to get back into the daily routine after a fun filled 2 week vacation in sunny Florida.
It didn’t help coming back to the freezing cold and wet English weather (it looks like Spring has been cancelled here by the way!) when all I could think about was sunshine and palm trees.
With so many thrilling experiences, as well as utterly relaxing and doing-nothing-for-the-whole-day beach days, Florida took my breath away. I’ll write a separate travel post about our Floridian adventures as I’d love to share some gems of the places we discovered along the way.
As expected, there are so many recipes I want to share on the blog by now, so I’ll get straight down to business, aka these quick and easy vegan chickpea waffles.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE VEGAN CHICKPEA WAFFLES
I love how versatile this recipe is. You can choose to serve the waffles with sweet or savoury toppings, which makes it a perfect breakfast or lunchtime recipe.
I particularly like using these chickpea waffles in sandwiches instead of bread, especially when they’re generously covered with delicious hummus (like this cauliflower hummus or butternut squash hummus for example) in between all the other sandwich goodness!
In addition, these waffles freeze really well too. Just thaw them out (I normally do it overnight) & put in the toaster for that crispy crunchy finish.
CAN I ADJUST THIS CHICKPEA WAFFLES RECIPE TO SUIT MY TASTE BUDS?
Absolutely! It’s one of the great things about this recipe! You can put your own twist on it by adding your favourite spices into the batter. Smoked paprika, mild curry powder, Italian mixed herbs, nutritional yeast flakes for a s=cheesy twist – the combinations are endless!
LOOKING FOR MORE HEALTHY RECIPES FOR BREAKFAST & BRUNCH?
How about some of the readers’ favourite recipes like:
- 15-minute ‘cheesy polenta
- The ultimate chia pudding breakfast bomb
- Butternut squash pancakes
- Show stopper oatmeal with caramelised bananas
- The ultimate orange crepes
As always, if you give this recipe a try, I’d be delighted to read your comments and hear your feedback. Be sure to drop a comment here on the blog, tag me in your photos on Instagram @Fit Foodie Nutter, Facebook or Pinterest so I don’t miss them.
PIN FOR LATER:
CHICKPEA WAFFLES (GF, VEGAN)
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp chickpea flour
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Coconut sugar (around 2 tbsp) (omit for savoury)
- 1 cup sparkling water
- Coconut oil for greasing
Optional for savoury waffles:
- 1 tsp nutritional flakes
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Mix all ingredients and let the batter sit on the side for at least 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can prepare the batter the night before and store in the fridge overnight.
- Heat the waffle iron and grease with a little coconut oil. Pour the batter into the hot waffle iron taking care not to overfill around the edges.
- Top the waffles with your favourite toppings or sandwich fillings and enjoy whilst still warm.