Pretty stoked about this dish, but definitely a recipe that's in the works and will possibly be updated! But until then, enjoy life's imperfections. Made with chickpeas and seitan, these patties give a great texture to accommodate a hearty waffle (best way I can describe it.) I'm a huge fan of maple syrup, so adding that into the mix was the icing on the cake, or waffle.
It's really easy to make gives you the chance to even do spinoffs! The chicktan (chickpea and seitan) mixture can be molded and shaped into wings, burgers, taco crumbles, list goes on. But, for the sake of this dish, we'll fry it and let it date a waffle. But, this is your world, so get creative!
Sidenote: If you want to watch your oil intake, you can make the patties and them put them into an air fryer, or bake them. I attempted in the air fryer and it came out really good, took about 10-12 min on 350 degrees. Haven't attempted to bake it in the oven yet, but will update as soon as I do!
Also, you can knead your mixture after you take it out of the food processor to let the gluten do what it does best, gluten. This should give you better texture.
- 1 Can Chickpeas
- 1/4 Cup Vegetable Stock (I use Edward & Sons)
- 3/4 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten
- 2 Tbsp Old Bay
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 Tsp Red Chili Flakes
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Canola Oil ( for frying)
Optional (For batter)
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup + More for Serving
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Flax Egg (Mix 2 Tbsp Warm Water + 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed)
- Tsp Baking Powder
- Tsp Baking Soda
- Dash of Salt
- Wash and drain your chickpeas then add to food processor with vital wheat gluten and seasonings. Blend until mixture forms into a doughy like texture.
- Prepare your waffle mixture, in a small bowl combine coconut milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to create a buttermilk.
- In a big mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar and mix well. Set aside
- In another mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, vanilla extract, butter, maple syrup, and flax egg and mix until well combined.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until you have a non lumpy batter. Oil your waffle maker, then add mixture and let magic happens.
- Back to the chicktan. Form patties with the mixture, it should hold together well with the measurements above, if it doesn’t stick or is too crumbly, add a little more vegetable stock and blend until it sticks together. If it still doesn’t stick, call Tyrone.
- Heat canola oil in medium skillet to get patties ready to fry. Optional: You can choose to double batter the patties by dipping them in a mixture of coconut milk, and then in flour. Or, you can fry them as is. Regardless, you should have a finished product that is crispy, breaded or not.
- Fry each patty until each side is golden brown, takes about 4-5 min per side.
- Plate waffles and chicktan and garnish with maple syrup and powder sugar (optional)
- Clean up after yourself!