Top Engine 2 Recipes: San Diego Waffles with Mango Salsa

This recipe is named after sunny San Diego, California, because it is a melting pot of so much amazingness in the plant-strong world. Come to San Diego and you’ll find an infusion of Mexican culture, plus mangoes and produce surround you. The flavors in these waffles are inspired by that fresh, unique combination.

Take advantage of these delicious flavors in a new favorite that is sure to be a hit, whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

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San Diego Waffles


San Diego Waffles


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup medium grind cornmeal
  • ⅓ cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons jalapeños (pickled), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

Mango Salsa


  • 1 cup diced mangos
  • ¼ cup diced green pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime

Optional Dipping Sauce


  • ½ cup Engine 2 Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • ½ cup Engine 2 Original Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Dash of cayenne pepper



San Diego Waffles


Preheat your waffle maker to a medium setting (We recommend using a ceramic-coated waffle maker for easy removal of your waffles and super easy cleanup!.

Whisk the flours, corn meal, baking powder and spices together in a large bowl. Add the milk, water, diced jalapeños and diced roasted red peppers. Stir the batter until well combined.

Spoon your waffle mixture into the waffle maker and cook until steam is no longer coming from the waffle maker (This will vary based on your individual model. In our test kitchen using an Oster waffle maker, total cooking time was about 8 minutes). Be careful not to peek at your waffle too early or it may stick!

Mango Salsa and Optional Dipping Sauce


Prepare all ingredients as listed and combine!

Enjoy your San Diego waffles topped with Mango Salsa, dipped in the hummus dipping sauce – or both! And don’t forget to load up on your greens (we used steamed kale here – which goes wonderfully with the citrus flavor of the salsa!).

Servings: Makes 4 small waffles (using a standard round waffle maker)

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