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Savory Chickpea Waffles

Our savory version is golden-crisp and gluten-free, with no added sugar.

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • ¾ pound chopped tomatoes
  • 3.25 ounces chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour (about ¾ cup)
  • ¾ cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1.5 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 large eggs
  1. 1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced shallots, 2 teaspoons thyme, and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until shallots are tender. Add wine, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. 2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, milk, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper, cheese, and egg yolk in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add 2 teaspoons vinegar and baking powder, stirring well to combine.
  3. 3. Beat egg white in a large bowl with a whisk until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Fold egg white into batter. Preheat waffle iron; coat with cooking spray. Spoon about ⅓ cup batter per 4-inch waffle onto waffle iron. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Fill a skillet two-thirds full with water; add remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Break each whole egg into a custard cup, and pour each gently into pan; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Carefully remove eggs using a slotted spoon. Place 1 waffle on each of 4 plates; top evenly with tomato mixture and eggs. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon thyme.

Hands-on: 28 min. Total: 28 min.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 waffle, about ¼ cup tomatoes, and 1 egg)

CALORIES 363; FAT 18.6g (sat 5.6g, mono 8.7g, poly 2.8g); PROTEIN 19g; CARB 25g; FIBER 4g; SUGARS 9g (est. added sugars 0g) CHOL 246mg; IRON 3mg; SODIUM 538mg; CALC 267mg