High Protein Vegan Waffles ( Healthy, Gluten-free )

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This fluffy and crispy waffles are made out of chickpea flour which is naturally high protein. Vegan, gluten-free and only requires 5 ingredients.

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My chickpea flour has been sitting around for ages and I have no idea what to do with it. One day, I came across a chickpea pancake recipe and have the idea of making chickpea waffles. I actually do not have much faith in this recipe. For starters, I never made waffles before. I had tried to bake with chickpea flour in the past, but there is this raw-y ( I know this is not a word) taste that I cant tolerate. ( Hence the reason why my chickpea flour has expired. )

Surprisingly, the waffles turn out to be DELICIOUS. Airy and fluffy, this has been my go-to breakfast lately. Most importantly, you cant taste the chickpea flour. Even my picky non-vegan brother likes it !

To be honest, most of my waffles ended up splitting in halves the first few times making it. After doing some digging and testing, I found some helpful tips that help prevent this disaster from happening :-

  • Always make sure your pan is hot enough before pouring in the batter ! My waffle pan has an indicator, but if yours doesn’t, try preheating it for a few minutes before cooking your waffles.
  • Read the user manual of your waffle maker. ( its boring, I know. But you will thank me later! ) Some pan needs greasing, while the non-stick ones tends to works better without oil.
  • Be patient ! Do not open the waffle maker to early. The cooking time varies depending on the pan that you are using. Mine tends to cook between 5-7 minutes.
Here is a rundown of ingredients used :
  • Chickpea flourThis is what makes the waffles high protein. You can actually DIY your own ! Learn how to make your own chickpea flour here.
  • Mashed bananas- They work well as a natural sweetener. Other then that, mashed bananas are also a common vegan egg replacer.
  • Apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk – I found out that the combination of these two makes a perfect buttermilk substitute. Simply let it sit for a few minutes to curdle.
  • Baking powder – My favourite rising agent !

The waffles are also freezer friendly, which makes it a perfect meal prep recipe. Just double or triple this recipe and you will have a whole week worth of brekkie. πŸ™‚

Looking for more breakfast recipes ? Below are some vegan breakfast recipes to keep you inspired :
Vegan waffles on plate

High Protein Vegan Waffles

This fluffy and crispy waffles are made out of chickpea flour which is naturally high protein. Vegan, gluten-free and only requires 5 ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk ( or any other plant based milk )
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( optional )


  • Start by curdling the milk. Combine the apple cider vinegar and almond milk. Let it sit for a few minutes or until the milk has curdle.
  • Preheat your waffle maker. Combine the curdled milk, mashed banana and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix until a smooth batter forms.
  • Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer instructions. Mine takes about 5-7 minutes to cook .
  • Enjoy it the old fashioned way with some maple syrup, or however you like !


* You can actually make your own chickpea flour ! Full instructions here
Leftover waffles can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To maintain the crispiness of the waffles, simply place them in the oven at 100c .
Keyword chickpeas, high protein, waffles