Sweet potato falafel waffle

Hey everyone. I know I have been super bad with keeping up with my posts and I have posted anything in March. Work has been extremely busy and draining most of my time. I do have a great recipe to hopefully comeback with a bang! 

So I am in love with falafel! On my regular trips to Bristol I always try to stop in St. Nicholas market to grab the falafel salad box from ‘Eat a pita’ stand and it is probably one of my favourite falafel places. You get a great selection of salads and pickles as well as hummus, cus cus and sauce of your choice all for under a £5.00.



I have tried many ‘just add water’ Falafel mixes before and I have even posted a review of my favourite one here: Scrimpy cool tries Si’s carrot and coriander falafel mix. I never made an attempt of making my own mix until today and I have to say it’s a lot easier than I thought and you can get very creative with the spices you use. The bad news about this whole experience is that my food processor couldn’t handle the falafel and it died today. Me and all the other equipment in Scrimpy kitchen have been very upset today but the new mighty replacement is on its way ordered from Amazon. 

I wanted to try this recipe for very long time but unfortunately I didn’t have a waffle maker at home. I still don’t have one but my very good work colleague helped me out on this occasion (thanks Yvette!). 


So I have been doing a lot of reserch prior to coming up with my own recipe and there seems to be only one rule here. Avoid anything too watery because the mixture won’t hold together. As I am a huge fan of things sweet potato this is my very own recipe for the fallafel waffles involving my favourite spud!! 

Falafel mix:

  • 1 medium size sweet potato (baked and peeled, just the flesh).                                    
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • Half of bunch of fresh coriander (including storks) 
  • Half of red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 tin of cheek peas drained and dried with paper towel
  • 1 tsb of ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tsb of nutmeg
  • 1 tsb of Paprika powder 
  • 1 tsb of plain flour 
  • 1 tsb of olive oil 
  • 1 tsb of tahini paste 
  • Salt 


  • 1/2 of grated carrot 
  • Pomegranate seeds 
  • Rocket salad
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. In the food processor blend all the ingredients together until smooth. 
  2. Spoon the falafel mix into the waffle maker and cook for about 3 minutes. Take out carefully 
  3. Garnish with rocket, grated carrot and pomegranate seeds and drizzle with olive oil or your favourite salad dressing. Enjoy!!




About mschmidt87

Passionate about cooking, traveling and mad about gin!!


  1. Wow! Such a unique idea! I don’t have a waffle makereither, but it looks like I need to get one. And don’t sweat the posts–we all get busy!

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  2. This looks so delicious!! I love chickpeas and sweet potatoes, so i must try this out!

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  3. aspoonfulofnature

    that looks delicious 🙂


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