Have your cake and eat it too with these healthy carrot cake waffles. Made with delicious and nutritious ingredients, this waffle recipe will get you started on the right foot.
“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” – My girl, Leslie Knope
Happy International Waffle Day! It feels like there is a food holiday every day but when Stonyfield called out this particular holiday, I was IN. I am 100% a sweet breakfast person and was super excited to dream up a new waffle recipe to share with you! Waffles always feel like a special treat even though they are super simple to make. I decided to go with carrot cake waffles because:
1. Carrot cake. I mean… can you go wrong?
2. Spring is here! If carrot cake doesn’t remind you of spring, I don’t know what does.
These waffles are perfect for a fun breakfast at home or would be perfect for a brunch with friends! Top them with your favorite toppings – I went with yogurt, pecans and raisins. I’m also dreaming of making a creamy, yogurt maple topping. Yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon… can you taste it?!
I’ve been stocking up on the Stonyfield Organic quarts lately – buying the whole milk yogurt, probiotic, low-fat yogurt (when that’s all I can find – yo girl loves her fat) or the greek yogurt. You really can’t go wrong! I purchase the quarts because I go through yogurt so quickly and love to always have some on hand and it feels less wasteful than to go through a bunch of individual containers.
Why add yogurt to waffles? Adding yogurt to waffles increases the protein factor and keeps the waffles rich, fluffy and moist. Don’t hate me for using that word… it just really applies to these waffles!
How to Make Carrot Cake Waffles
Start by whisking your wet ingredients together – the eggs, milk, yogurt and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder and salt – and whisk until smooth. Lastly, fold in the carrots, walnuts, dates and shredded coconut. Mmm does that ingredient list not have you drooling already?
Don’t forget to add the toppings! Love a good cream cheese frosting? Try out yogurt instead! It adds a delicious tanginess with the addition of probiotics. Bonus points if you use the new Stonyfield Probiotic Whole Milk Yogurt.Print
Healthy Carrot Cake Waffles
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 waffles 1x
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup Stonyfield Organic yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all purpose flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup grated carrot (about 1 large carrot)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped dates or raisins
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- Whisk the eggs, yogurt, milk and vanilla together.
- Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Fold in the carrots, walnuts, dates and coconut.
- If batter is still very thick add a few splashes of milk
- Place 1/4-1/2 cup of the batter (depends on size of waffle iron) into hot waffles iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions.
- Top with toppings of choice and serve warm.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Stonyfield. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I’m so excited for our partnership and appreciate all your support for THM.
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