This homemade healthy chickpea waffle recipe is packed with protein and natural sweeteners for a delicious morning treat.
Breakfast Bites

Healthy Chickpea Waffles

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Oh my gosh my sweet treat lovers! These healthy chickpea waffles are the {yes, bringing the 90s saying back!}. They’re a protein packed breakfast that you’ll definitely want to make extras of.

Up your breakfast game with these good-for-you healthy waffles. The waffle recipe is super easy and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes.
These healthy homemade chickpea waffles taste even better than your regular waffles. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!

This homemade chickpea waffle recipe is super easy to execute (7 minute prep!) and are just as fluffy as a classic waffle. They're healthy, lightly sweet and delicious! #healthybreakfast

I crave these healthy waffles every morning now. They have the same fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside texture as a “normal” waffle. The only difference is that they’re made with cottage cheese and chickpeas {don’t turn your nose up just yet!}.

These protein packed foods create a creamy, dreamy batter base for a waffle you can actually feel good about eating on the regular.

This homemade healthy chickpea waffle recipe is packed with protein and natural sweeteners for a delicious morning treat.

Because the cottage cheese and chickpeas are blended together until smooth there’s no weird texture. I know some people have an aversion to cottage cheese, but it’s really only there for helping to create a smooth and creamy batter.

If you really, really don’t want to purchase cottage cheese just for this recipe, feel free to sub in Greek yogurt instead.

Healthy homemade waffles use chickpeas and cottage cheese to create a dreamy batter that will turn you into a breakfast eater every morning. They're also great as dessert!

Okay, show of hands. Who has a waffle maker {likely one your parents “gifted” you} just sitting in the back of your kitchen cabinets collecting dust? Did you just raise your hand? ??

It’s okay. I was the same way when I had an old waffle maker that was impossible to clean because the plates didn’t come out. This waffle maker changed everything! I’m not even kidding {and no this is not a sponsored post for this waffle maker}.

Removable plate waffle makers are a savior when it comes to making healthy waffles in the morning. Toss the plates in the dishwasher when you're done and head out the door with this healthy chickpea waffle!

These waffle plates are removable and can be shoved right in the dishwasher. Why no one thought of this when the first waffle maker was invented is beyond me.

But thanks to whoever thought it up {and everyone who followed} because we can now all make those cinnamon roll waffles we’ve seen everywhere without hesitation because clean-up is a breeze!

Healthy waffles for the breakfast win! Make these homemade waffles for your next breakfast and wonder why you haven't been using chickpeas to make waffles all the time! #healthybreakfast

I seriously could not get over this waffle though! Not only did I feel good eating it, but it’s packed with rich, sweet flavor without all of the sugar. It’s what I’m eating for breakfast this morning after a long Labor Day weekend, and a short vacation with the hubby to Minneapolis. It was such a fun trip, but my regular healthy eating was definitely all out of whack, so these healthy chickpea waffles are hitting the spot!

Why buy the boxed waffle mix when you can make a 7 minute homemade healthy waffle batter from scratch?! It's slightly sweet, fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside waffle you'll want to eat every morning for breakfast. #healthybreakfast

The batter comes together so quickly {7 minutes!} you won’t have the excuse of buying the boxed stuff.

In which case it likely has a lot less protein and ingredients you don’t know or can’t pronounce. You’ll feel so good serving these waffles to your family for Sunday breakfast or even brinner!

This waffle recipe is so easy to make at home. It's packed with protein and real ingredients for a healthy waffle you can feel good about serving your family.

If you’re making these waffles ahead of time, let them cool completely and then place in an airtight container in the fridge. Separate each waffle with a small piece of parchment paper or wax paper in between. Then either pop the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven to warm back up.

Healthy homemade chickpea waffles are easy to make and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes!

I love to top my waffle with crunchy peanut butter {for extra texture} and a little jam for a PB&J inspired waffle. What are your favorite waffle toppings? Let me know in the comments!

If you make these healthy chickpea waffles make sure to take a picture and #ionlycameforthecake on Insta. I’d love to see your photos!

Healthy Chickpea Waffles
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
48 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Healthy chickpea waffles are slightly sweet with a fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside texture.
Course: Breakfast
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup full fat small curd cottage cheese*
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. natural sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In the jar of a blender, add the garbanzo beans, cottage cheese, almond milk, maple syrup, egg white, egg, vanilla, sugar, baking powder and coconut oil.
  3. Blend on medium speed until garbanzo beans are smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a medium-size bowl and add the flour. Mix until batter is smooth.
  5. Spray the preheated waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Pour 2/3 – ¾ cup batter {depending on how large your waffle maker is} into the center of your waffle maker and close the lid. Cook for 10-12 minutes and move to a wire rack.** Repeat with remaining batter.***

  7. Top with your favorite waffle toppings, including crunchy peanut butter, jelly, syrup, or just eat plain!
Recipe Notes

*Note: if you really have an aversion to cottage cheese, you can also use plain Greek yogurt instead. **Note: I cooked my waffles for 12 minutes for a slightly crispier texture. ***Keep cooked waffles on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven until ready to serve. 

Make breakfast a healthy one with this slightly sweet homemade chickpea waffle recipe.

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