Savory Greek Waffles

Savory Greek Waffles

Savory Greek waffles are easier to make than you might think.  Then again you may not know what to think since the words savory, greek and waffles are describing the same meal but trust me it was good.  When Karen and I drove by the new restaurant in our area I had visions of stuffed grape leaves, olives, spinach, pepperoncini's, sun-dried tomatoes and all things greek including feta.  Since I keep dairy at a minimum I knew that I wasn't going to include feta but that would have been a great topping to these savory waffles. These turned out beyond good, it was delicious.  I think the addition of cornmeal to the batter was what made the difference.  The cornmeal lent a crunch to the waffles but the taste of the olives and sun-dried tomatoes certainly kept them savory.  If you don't have cornmeal do not worry just replace with the same amount of garbanzo flour.  By the way, and I'm sure you knew, but chickpeas are a staple in the Greek diet so it would only make sense to use garbanzo flour to make savory greek waffles. Lately I have been rolling the waffles out of the waffle iron on a daily basis.  I have had your typical breakfast treat, brunch treat and even had them for dinner but this batch came about because of the Buffalo Tempeh Cobb Salad I made a few weeks back.  I wanted to make a webisode out of it but unfortunately the studio was booked so you will be getting the recipe in an easy to read manner.

Savory Greek Waffles

Ingredients: 1/2c garbanzo flour, 1 egg, 1/4c cornmeal (or 3/4c Garbanzo Flour), 3/8c water, 1c spinach (chopped), 1/2oz sun-dried tomatoes (chopped), 6 kalamata olives (pitted and chopped), 12 slices of pepperoncinin (chopped), 100g avocado (diced) Servings:  1 Nutritional Information: 707 calories, 85g Carbs, 40g Fat, 26g Protein, 23g Fiber Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, egg and water.  Whisk to combine until a batter forms.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the avocado and whisk to combine.
  4. Let batter sit for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to permeate batter.
  5. After 15 minutes pour into your waffle iron. (I got 3.5 waffles out of my batter but probably could have gotten 4 had I portioned correctly)
  6. Follow your waffle iron directions and open when they are done.
  7. Top with chopped avocado.

Optional toppings:  greek yogurt, honey, hot sauce I am enjoying savory waffles and really think they bring something else to the party.

What Savory Waffles Have You Made?

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I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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