This is a hearty breakfast recipe! Savory waffles made with hummus flavored mashed potatoes are crispy and delicious. Mornings just got better with this!
This is the first time I have ever made and had waffles! Really! Actually the thing is that I normally do not prefer sweet waffles for breakfast, so never landed up trying it before. However, KR is a huge fan of them and has been urging me to make some for him. I do not own a waffle maker yet so there was no question of making them at home. When one of my girlfriend offered me her waffle maker to try it out, I skeptically took on the offer. It just lay in my kitchen shelf for more than a week, untouched.
Every-time KR would spot it, he would give me the ‘when are you going to make waffles for me’ LOOK and I would just smile back in return. I had still not figured out what to do with this waffle maker and Pinterest came to my rescue. There were tons of recipes for waffles and not just sweet but savory ones as well. That was a revelation for me because I always thought waffles were sweet. Long back I had seen a recipe where someone had given hummus flavor to their mashed potatoes. I though that was a unique idea. I decided to put two and two together and make Hummus Flavored Mashed Potato Waffles!
I didn’t tell KR that I was finally making him some waffles as I wanted to surprise him. With just a small idea inspired also by my Potato Dosa recipe, I created my very own savory waffle recipe that I hope you like it too. Since I wanted to make it vegetarian, I avoided using eggs in the recipe. In a bowl, add boiled potatoes, melted herb butter, hummus, dried cilantro and crushed pepper.
Then add all-purpose flour, buttermilk, garlic powder and salt. Mix all ingredients and make a thick batter. Preheat the waffle maker, with a cooking spray grease the molds and pour the batter onto the waffle maker. You can grated cheese on top if required. Cook as per the maker instructions. Once it gets the desired brown color, take them carefully.
Garnish with chopped onions and bell peppers and serve warm with some green chutney or ketchup. I fell in love with it! They were so flavorful, tasty and super easy to make. While it’s a dish that you can have for breakfast, we had it for dinner as well. KR was pleasantly surprised when he got to know that I had finally made him waffles. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner that day and decided to purchase this waffle maker at the earliest. Now I cannot wait to try out more interesting recipes using it.
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- 3 boiled potatoes
- 1/2 cup melted herb butter
- 2-3 tbsp hummus
- 1 tbsp dried cilantro
- 2 tsp crushed black pepper
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- Buttermilk made with yogurt and water, as required
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- Salt as required
- Grated cheese (optional)
- Cooking spray
- For garnish
- Chopped onions
- Chopped bell peppers
- In a bowl, add boiled potatoes, melted herb butter, hummus, dried cilantro and crushed pepper.
- Then add all purpose flour, buttermilk, garlic powder and salt. Mix all ingredients and make a thick batter. Preheat the waffle maker, with a cooking spray grease the molds and pour the batter onto the waffle maker. You can grated cheese on top if required. Cook as per the maker instructions. Once it gets the desired brown color, take them carefully.
- Garnish with chopped onions and bell peppers and serve warm with some green chutney or ketchup.
- You can use regular salted butter instead of herb butter.
- Use any hummus available.
- You can add chopped onions and bell peppers to the batter as well.
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Some other unconventional breakfast recipes that you can try are Gluten Free Mint Flavored Potato Bajra Pancake, Chickpea Flour Mini Quiche Muffins With Leftover Pasta Sauce Filling, Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Overnight Oats, Steamed Quinoa Chana Dal Idli and Vegan Mango Avocado Smoothie.