Whole Wheat Carrot Waffles

Whole Wheat Carrot Waffles

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Completing a wedding registry was one of our favorite ‘to dos’ we crossed off the wedding list. Picking out brand new items and deciding what you’d want your new home to look like was a ton of fun. For me, browsing the kitchen gadgets and dishes was the best – and I probably got a little carried away.

I remember being totally obsessed with registering for a waffle iron. Besides the food processor, it was one of those items I pictured just HAVING to have once we were married.

I have no idea why, either. In fact, we’ve been married for almost a year now, and I have used it a whopping total of three times. THREE. And two of them were in the last two weeks. My waffle iron totally would have fallen into the ‘give away’ category on anyone’s spring cleaning list. I always thought waffles sounded good, but apparently I was just too lazy to dig this handy gadget out from behind my glass pyrex bowls. Or, because of my love affair with eggs. Either one is a totally legit excuse.

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The last couple weeks, I decided to expand my horizons and experiment with my precious waffle iron. I actually got the idea during my Saturday morning baking routine, and tossed some muffin battle into the waffle iron. To my surprise, it was pretty fantastic! Although muffins will probably always rank number one in the breakfast-foods-other-than-eggs category, muffin battle in a waffle iron might be a close second.

Then I got even crazier and created a recipe that was meant to be a waffle from the start. And in true purge-the-fridge style, found a way to incorporate some veggies too. To be truly honest…I actually just wanted to make my carrot muffins on Saturday. I came sooo close, but decided last minute to be a real rebel and try something new instead, and wound up with whole wheat carrot waffles…for the win!

Although these waffles haven’t won the breakfast slot in my meal plan, they are coming in as a delicious morning snack with peanut butter. Since I can’t seem to break-up with eggs, they might get incorporated into a sandwich-style meal at some point. That is, if I can break up with my black bean and mushroom saute that’s been dominating 6:30 AM the last few weeks. But, I think it’s safe to say that waffles might be here to stay for a while! Playing with my beloved waffle iron has been kinda fun.

My next question is whether or not these will freeze and thaw well. Has anyone tried?

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Whole Wheat Carrot Waffles

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 5 waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 packets stevia
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrot

Instructions

  1. Mix together all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Shred about 6 large carrots, to get 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix together all wet ingredients, except for carrot. Stir in dry ingredients, and mix completely.
  4. Stir in shredded carrots.
  5. Preheat waffle iron. Once ready, spoon batter on waffle iron until face is covered. Clamp lid, and cook 3-4 minutes. Each waffle iron may be a bit different, so check it after 3 minutes or so.
  6. Serve warm with butter and syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 waffle

Amount Per Serving

Calories 312

% Daily Value

Total Fat 15 g

23%

Saturated Fat 10 g

50%

Unsaturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 85 mg

28%

Sodium 318 mg

13%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g

11%

Dietary Fiber 7 g

28%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 8 g

16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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