Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Carrot Cake Waffles

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Carrot Cake Waffles
Author: Willow Bird Baking with modifications from Practically Frugal Family
Yields: about 7 waffles (using 1/2 cup batter for each)


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We like when our breakfast includes fruit and veggies like these pancakes that have carrot and raisins in them!


Waffle Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½  teaspoon nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoon allspice or pumpkin spice
1 3/4 almond milk (combined with 2 Tablespoons white vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes.
2 eggs, separated
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
Cooking spray for waffle iron


Maple Nut Cream Cheese Spread Ingredients: (we omit because it is healthier without)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3-4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/8 cup chopped walnuts


Directions:
  1. Mix milk with white vinegar in a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar, spices, and baking soda.
  3. Mix together the milk and the egg yolks. Stir in the oil and vanilla. Spray the waffle iron well and preheat it. Stir the wet into the dry ingredients.
  4. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl with a whisk or electric mixer (make sure bowl and mixer are spotlessly clean) until they hold soft peaks. Stir them gently into the batter. Add carrots, walnuts, and raisins. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Spread a ladleful or so of batter onto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, usually 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your iron. Spray iron with cooking spray between waffles as needed.
  6. Optional: To make Maple Cream Cheese spread, simply combine nuts, syrup, and cream cheese and mix well. Serve waffles immediately with Maple Cream Cheese spread (which will get lovely and melty), or keep them warm for a few minutes in a low oven.

*** Waffles freeze well so you can make a big batch, allow them to cool, and freeze them for a homemade alternative to preservative-laden commercial frozen waffles.

Other pancake and waffle recipes:


Chocolate Pancakes
Zucchini Pancakes 
Pumpkin Pancakes

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