One morning I was craving carrot cake. It’s odd for me, because usually I would just eat the cream cheese icing right off the cake and call it a day. But this was pure inspiration. I sat down with a Belgian waffle recipe and a carrot cake recipe and came up with this gem! Try it, you’ll love it.
People usually associate carrots with vitamin A, but carrots are actually very high in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that turns into vitamin A in the body. Health benefits include boosted immunity, stronger skin and nails, and good eye health and vision.
Other health benefits of carrots include high fiber content, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
This recipe includes 3 carrots- that’s a lot for a baked good! This is a fantastic way to get some veggies in your breakfast!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 4 Belgian waffles
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cups rolled oats
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup oil (olive, coconut, or avocado)
1 3/4 cup milk of choice
3 medium carrots, shredded
optional: handful of raisins, dried cranberries, seeds, or chopped nuts
Mix all dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, and salt.
Add wet ingredients: eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, oil, and milk
Mix to incorporate, but don’t over-mix.
Fold in the grated carrots and toppings.
Cook on a waffle iron for approximately 3 minutes, depending on the waffle iron being used.