These waffles, which include shredded carrots and a touch of cinnamon, contain all of the scrumptious tastes of carrot cake. For the ultimate morning delight, top them with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon.
In addition, they are a delectable alternative for dessert, exceptionally when finished with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Give these one-of-a-kind waffles a shot; I can guarantee that everyone in your home will receive them well!
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What are the Steps In making Carrot Cake Waffles?
As I was saying, these waffles are produced using a few components that are healthier than those used in typical waffles, and the fact that we need them from a few different sources. First, we’ll use yogurt with total fat, which is necessary because this waffle batter doesn’t have any oil or butter.
Two eggs Plus some whole-fat milk Mix in the leftover fat and construct the framework for the remaining waffle batter. Please refer to the recipe notes if you wish to use milk or dairy alternatives lower in fat.
These handmade carrot cake waffles also use toasty spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice to provide that unique flavor of carrot cake that we love eating everywhere else we can, other than just as a dessert option. This recipe works as well for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner, and even better for dessert!
The amount of batter you need to use and the number of waffles that may be made from this recipe are determined by the size of your waffle iron. I made three waffles with a waffle iron that was 7 inches in diameter and used around a quarter cup of batter for each pancake.
Shredded carrots are the way to go when adding moisture to a dish. When we desire our carrot walnut cake to be lovely and moist, this works well, but when we want our waffles to be crisp, it might leave us a little bit dissatisfied.
The fact that these waffles are not light and crispy should be considered a disclaimer on my part; nonetheless, it does not mean that they are not tremendously delightful or something that I want you to try. I’m going to come right out and say it in BIG LETTERS: these are not airy and crispy.
Instead, we have a situation in which we have carrot cake waffles that are soft and have a slight chewiness to them. I can tell you that once you have cooked your waffles in your waffle iron, taking that additional step to add a little crunch to the exterior in either a toaster oven or broiler is the way to go if you want to make this happen.
This is not necessary for anyway all. It is an idea that I came up with while enjoying some delicious leftovers.
Even though I wouldn’t exactly call these carrot cake waffles nutritious, I would say that they are most likely a healthier alternative for adding some diversity to your breakfast routine while still obtaining that sweet flavor that we often desire in the morning meals. This is because they are made with less oil, less sugar, and less butter than traditional waffles.
Because they are not packed with many dense components, even a modest portion of them will not slow you down as you go about your morning routine.
In addition, these waffles are a healthier and simpler dessert choice, and I won’t tell anybody if you want to top them with a dollop of ice cream before serving them.
Quick and Straightforward Carrot Cake Waffles with Cream Cheese Frosting:
The flavors of my go-to carrot cake recipe have been incorporated into a light and airy Belgian waffle batter to create this recipe for Carrot Cake Waffles.
Cinnamon and nutmeg are used as seasonings, and for texture, roughly shredded carrots, unsweetened coconut, and chopped nuts are used in the recipe. To save time, I like to use carrots that have already been shredded, but if you’re in the mood for some manual labor, you can always use a box grater instead.
In the beginning, get started by combining the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large basin using a whisk. Put the carrots, coconut, and walnuts in the bowl of a blender.
Add the sugar, egg yolks, milk, softened butter, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. You should still be able to see pieces of carrot, so be cautious not to mix it for too long after you give it a few pulses until it is incorporated.
The secret to the waffle’s light and airy texture is hidden in the egg white. Use the whisk attachment with your immersion blender to whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks. I find that this works best. You could also accomplish this in a stand mixer, with a handheld mixer, or of course, with the good old-fashioned muscle power of your arms!
The next step is to include the carrot combination into the dry ingredients and incorporate the egg whites into the batter. When the waffle maker is ready, pour the mixture into the waffle maker (approximately half a cup for each waffle; the exact amount will depend on the size of your waffle shape), and then bake the waffles for three to four minutes or until they are golden brown.
The waffles should not be stacked, as this will cause them to get soggy; instead, transfer them to the steel cooling rack that has been prepared and place it in the oven until serving time. Alternatively, they can be served immediately.
I prefer to serve these with cream cheese creamy that has been flavored with bourbon (you can find the recipe for this in the recipe card that is included below), a spray of maple syrup, and an additional dusting of nuts and coconut!
Turning Pancake Mix Into Waffle Mix:
When you were in the middle of creating pancakes, did you ever look around and realize that you didn’t have enough pancake mix for everyone? Or perhaps you are simply looking for a departure from the routine you often follow for breakfast. In either case, I have a solution for you: converting the pancake mix into waffle mix.
You will only need some water and an egg for this. In the first step, combine the pancake mix with the amount of water specified by the manufacturer on the package (usually 1 cup).
After that, throw in one egg that has been beaten, and give everything a good swirl until it is completely incorporated. The waffles are ready when the batter is poured onto a waffle iron that has been warmed. Pancake mix may be used to make delicious handmade waffles.
You can also get creative by spicing things up by adding chocolate chips or fruit to the batter before you cook it. Who knew that pancake mix could be used in so many different ways? Now I’ll leave you to enjoy your waffles as you show your resourcefulness to your buddies. Happy breakfasting!
Note: If you use a box mix that already includes instructions for preparing waffles, you do not need to add an egg; simply follow the instructions with the mixture. Best of luck with your experiments!
Kodiak Cake Waffles Recipe:
Are you tired of your bland old waffle recipe? Switch things up with this delicious Kodiak Cake waffle recipe! Trust us; your taste buds will thank you.
First, mix 2 cups of Kodiak Cakes power cakes flour with 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Whisk together 1 ½ cups almond milk (or any milk alternative), 2 eggs, and 2 tbsp melted butter in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
Then heat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour ¼ cup batter onto the hot iron and cook until golden brown. Top with your favorite fruits or drizzle with syrup, and enjoy! These waffles are fluffy, hearty, and perfect for your breakfast spread. Give them a try, and let us know what you think! Happy cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you put cake mix in a waffle maker?
While it might seem like a fun experiment, using cake mix in a waffle maker is not recommended. The batter may be too thin and cause the waffles to stick to the grates. The cooking time may not be accurate since the cake mix is meant to be baked in an oven. Stick with traditional waffle batter for best results.
How to make waffles with cake mix?
1. Preheat your waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine one box of cake mix with 1 and 1/3 cups water and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Mix until well combined.
3. Pour batter onto the hot waffle maker, using about 1/3 cup for each waffle. Cook until desired crispiness (usually about 4-5 minutes).
4. Serve warm with your choice of toppings, and enjoy! You can also experiment with different types of cake mix for fun flavors like chocolate or red velvet. Happy breakfasting!
How to use carrot cake mix to make waffles?
1. Preheat your waffle iron.
2. Prepare the carrot cake mix according to package instructions, adding in any extra ingredients (such as shredded carrots or nuts) if desired.
3. Pour the batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
4. Serve with butter and syrup, or top with cream cheese frosting for an extra indulgent treat! Enjoy!
After trying several variations, we’ve concluded that grated carrots work best in this recipe. Chopped or shredded carrots can result in uneven texture and burning on the waffle iron. We also found that adding raisins or chopped walnuts to the batter created a delicious depth of flavor. We highly recommend serving these waffles with cream cheese frosting for an extra decadent treat. Enjoy!