“Tacky” Broccoli Waffles

These tacky broccoli waffles actually are a game-changer for brunch. Even these which are on the fence about broccoli are prone to love these due to the sunshine, fluffy waffle batter, the tasty dairy-free cheese, and the crispy golden exterior. We prefer to serve these with a fast “bitter cream” (lemony yoghurt), avocado, and a few greens.

INGREDIENTS – Serves 4-5

2¾–3 cups (200 g) broccoli (florets and small stems)

1 cup (140 g) all-purpose or gluten-free flour

1 cup (100 g) chickpea/gram flour

2 teaspoons (9 g) baking powder

1 teaspoon sizzling smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic granules

¼ cup (20 g) dietary yeast

2 cups (480 ml) of unsweetened plant-based milk

⅔ cup (80 g) grated dairy-free cheese

Salt and pepper, to style

Oil, for the waffle iron

For Topping

½ cup (120 g) thick, unsweetened, dairy-free yogurt

1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice

2 avocados, peeled and sliced

2 handfuls arugula

Recent parsley or cilantro

A pinch of chile flakes


1. Chop the broccoli very small. Grate it, or add it to a meals processor and blitz till it’s very small.

2. To make the waffle batter: Sift the flours into a big mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, sizzling smoked paprika, garlic granules, and dietary yeast. Whisk to combine.

3. Pour within the milk and whisk till nearly totally mixed. Add the grated cheese and broccoli. Stir to mix the batter and season with salt and pepper.

4. Let the batter relaxation whilst you warmth the waffle iron. You may be making waffles in batches; to maintain them heat set the oven to a really low temperature or have a lined plate prepared.

5. As soon as the iron is sizzling, brush or spray with oil. Add round ⅓ to ½ cup (a number of tablespoons) of batter per waffle; the quantity will rely upon the scale of your waffle maker. Cook dinner the waffles in accordance with your waffle iron directions, till golden and crisp exterior. I like to attend till a lot of the steam has gone which is all the time longer than the machine says.

6. When the waffles are completed, maintain them heat. Repeat to make 8 to 10 waffles.

7. To make the toppings: In a small bowl, stir collectively the yoghurt and lemon juice with a pinch of salt. Peel, de-stone, and slice the avocado.

8. Serve the waffles heat and topped with the lemon yoghurt, avocado, arugula, herbs, and chile flakes.

9. Leftover waffles will maintain in a sealed container for two to three days within the fridge or as much as 1 month within the freezer. Heat them again up within the oven, in a sizzling pan, or in a toaster.


Should you don’t have a waffle iron, make these into pancakes by cooking them in a greased nonstick frying pan and flipping them over as soon as golden and cooked by way of.

Nourishing Vegan Each Day by Amy Lanza, £19.99 Honest Winds Press. Images Amy Lanza