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Falafel Waffles

Falafel WafflesThis recipe comes to us from my son who is an excellent cook. Use our recipe for Easy Whole Wheat Pita bread for a perfect sandwich.

Makes 4 large falafel waffles.


  • 1-(15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 c minced onion
  • 1/4 c minced parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil (plus more for waffle iron)
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c wheat germ
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp dry cilantro
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Crush beans completely with a potato masher (or use a food processor or kitchen chopper). Place in a large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend very well until a thick, well-mixed dough forms.
  3. If using an electric waffle iron, fully preheat on medium. (For a stove-top iron, use low heat, and be sure to heat both sides of iron.) Brush iron generously with vegetable oil on both top and bottom.
  4. Scoop 1/4 of the dough in the center of the waffle iron and press down securely. Follow manufacturers instructions for timing. (If using a stove-top iron, cook waffles about 3 minutes on each side.)
  5. When done, release waffle on all sides, by gently prying with a fork or other implement. Remove to holding rack.
  6. Serve hot or at room temperature on pita bread, adding tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, lemon juice, tahini sauce, hummus and/or sour cream.

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