Chick pea is best pea. And more than that. For a longtime chickpeas occupy an important place on my plate. Indisputable my favorite variant form of it is Hummus. Incomparable. Unbeatable. Unsurpassable. This recipe from Humus101 is a good starting point, although I usually quardruple the amount.

But by far Hummus is not everything you can make from chickpeas. I love it as an ingredient of pasta sauces (i.e. in tomato sauce or with mushrooms), as a salat (just with some garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper), in soups or straight from the jar or bin. Also, roasted chickpeas are a great snack for on the run or on the couch.

Today I tried something new (for me) and used some gram flour (flour made of dried chick peas) to make a waffle dough.

I whisked

  • two eggs
  • ca. 300ml sparkling water
  • ca. 250g of gram flour
  • about 30-50g of crushed almonds
  • a shot (maybe 5 spoons) of sunflower oil

in a large bowl and scooped it in the well preheated and greased waffle iron.

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It turned out pretty yummi. Nutty aroma, rich but not to heavy. A little dry. But soaked in white almond cream just perfect. I guess I’ll try more fat or maybe some blueberries in the dough next time.