Fawaffles! [Recipe]


Fawaffles! [Recipe]

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No, that's not a typo. As soon as I saw this recipe for waffled falafel, I knew I had to give it a try. I used my own hummus recipe and the falafel mix from the bulk section of my grocery store. I might try making the falafel mix in the original recipe sometime in the future, but I figured the falafel mix would give me a good enough idea of whether it was worth it or not. The verdict: YES! A great supplemental use for the waffle iron, and falafel that's healthier than usual because it's waffled instead of fried. 



  • 1 box falafel mix
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Water
  • Hummus



  1. In a large bowl, mix falafel mix, flour, and water as instructed on the box.  Let sit for 15 minutes, and then add more water if needed to ensure mix will stick together.
  2. Heat waffle iron to medium heat.
  3. Spray top and bottom of waffle maker with nonstick spray. Place a quarter to a half a cup of falafel mix on each side of the waffle iron, spreading as evenly as possible. 
  4. Close waffle iron and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Remove fawaffle and repeat with remaining mix.
  6. Serve with hummus.



I didn't quite put enough water in my mix, and the result was still tasty but a little bit on the crumbly side. I'll add a little more water next time.


Judah Kelber is a father, husband, Marine and, in his free time, a systems administrator for the State of Oregon. He also really likes cooking. His cooking blog can be found at HeyJude.typepad.com. He's currently in the midst of a pressure cooker addiction, but don't let that scare you away.