These 3-ingredient chickpea flour waffles are a wonder: golden, fluffy, and crispy-edged, they are naturally vegan, grain-free & gluten-free.
I love a good waffle, especially if it is golden, fluffy, crispy at the edges, and drizzled with maple syrup. Are you with me?
If your answer is “yes,” then you simply must give my 3-ingredient wonder waffles a try.
These chickpea flour waffles are everything you want in a healthy, delicious waffle. Specially, they are:
- vegan (no eggs, no dairy)
- frugal (make that cheap)
- versatile (add in different spices, extracts, etc)
I know, it sounds too good to be true. But trust me, it isn’t!
Ingredients for the 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles
- chickpea flour (it may also be labeled garbanzo bean flour, besan, or gram flour)
- baking powder
- vegetable oil (only a very small amount, to prevent sticking an
You will also need som regular tap some water and (optional) salt for the basic recipe.
Step by Step Instructions
These waffle could not be simpler to prepare.
Step One: Whisk the Dry Ingredients
Step Two: Add the Wet Ingredients
Add the water and oil to the bowl. Whisk thoroughly to ensure that the batter is completely blended and smooth.
Step Three: Let Batter Sit for 15 Minutes
Let the batter sit for 15 minutes. This allows the chickpea flour to become fully hydrated. It really does make a difference in the texture of the waffles.
Step Five: Preheat the Waffle Iron
Preheat the waffle iron to medium-high heat while the batter sits.
Step Five: Add the Batter to the Waffle Iron
That, dear readers, is it!
Eat Immediately, Or Store for Later
Eat the waffles immediately (yes, please!) or refrigerate or freeze ahead for an instant breakfast (simply toast to reheat–no need to defrost if frozen, just head straight to the toaster).
As much as I love eating the waffles hot and plated (hello, maple syrup), the quarters are ideal for portable eats, too!
Variations and Add-In Options
Since it is a challenge to eat syrup-coated waffles on the move, consider adding some sweetener, or finely chopped dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips to waffles you plan to take on the move. Check out my notes for suggestions of how much to add.
A splash of vanilla is great, too, and, if you want to up the nutrition, replace the water with an equal amount of the milk of your choice.
You can also head in a savory direction (lunch! dinner! snacks!) with the addition of chopped fresh herbs, savory spices, black pepper, sriracha or hot sauce.
And lest any of us forget, waffles are quick bread, which means this is also a recipe for the easiest, most amazing, grain-free bread recipe. Bring on the sandwiches!