Ahh Sunday, how I love you… you are always such a chilled day and today has a pre-holiday vibe. We are only working 3 days next week, then a day off to pack and organise everything for our babies (animals) so my Mother in law has everything she needs to look after them while she’s here and we are off to Tassie! But before that i need to tell you about these savoury chickpea waffles!
I love chickpeas, which some people who know me find unusual. I put it down to working with a wonderful Indian lady who would bring in these incredible pakoras. They made with a chickpea flour batter and had coriander, chilli, mustard seeds and other goodies in them and they were freaking amazing!
Because of these fritters I have developed a love of using chickpea flour, it’s easy to work with and takes on flavour incredibly well!
I added some spices to these waffles and paired them with the usual breakfast line up of bacon, eggs, avocado and tomato but you could have these with anything! They would be great with savoury mince or chorizo and feta!
Feel free to add more spices or change up the spices entirely! I choose spices I love that I always have on hand, and I only added a touch of chilli, because as you know Marc is not a chilli lover, so if you are into spicy food add more chilli powder or even mix fresh finely chopped chilli into the batter!
I hope you try these, and if you haven’t had pakoras seriously check them out! I will be making my own this weekend, they are fairly easy to make and so adaptable!
And if you have had pakoras, did you love them?
Even if you are not a fan of chickpeas try these, the chickpea flavour is there but the texture is completely different!
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Savoury Chickpea Waffles
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 1 teas salt
- 1/2 teas pepper
- 1 teas ground cumin
- 1 teas ground coriander
- 1 teas sumac
- 1/4 teas chilli powder
- 6 eggs
- 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tomatoes, cut into eigths
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 rashers bacon
- 1 avocado
Pre-heat your waffles maker on high and the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Place the flour, salt, pepper and spices into a large bowl and mix well. Add 2 eggs, the coconut oil and almond milk and whisk until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
Start cooking you waffles, in my waffles maker they took about 7 minutes. You want them to be lightly golden and crisp. Repeat until all are cooked.
Place the tomatoes onto a tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Place into the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Heat a fry pan over medium high heat and cook the bacon until crisp.
Half fill a 2 litre capacity saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Once boiling drop in the 4 eggs, add the lid and turn the heat off. Let sit for 4 minutes for perfect poached eggs.
Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone, cut into quarters and remove the skin. Slice each quarter thinly so you can fan it out.
Place waffles on each plate, top each with a slice of bacon, a poached eggs, 4 pieces of tomato and 1/4 avocado, serve and enjoy!