Olive-Chickpea Waffles

Preparation info
  • Makes:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts... And the Rest of your Life

By Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine

Published 2021

  • About

Soccas are Mediterranean flatbreads made with chickpea flour. But although they are quick to make and full of nutrition from the chickpeas, they typically call for quite a bit of olive oil to add flavor and richness. Inspired by socca but seeking something lighter, we created these savory waffles.


  • 2 cups (240 g) chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped


  1. Preheat a waffle iron. (See OF for baking directions if your waffle iron isn’t truly nonstick.)
  2. Combine the flour, rosemary, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the olives and sun-dried tomatoes, then whisk in the oil followed by the hot water. The batter should be thick but thoroughly combined.