Grain-Free Carrot Cake Waffles

60 minutes

serves 0

To be honest, I rarely make waffles. But, the other day it was National Waffle Day, and even though I think this is one of those silly holidays that doesn’t actually exist, I felt inspired… So here I am with this Skyler Swap carrot cake waffles recipe just because I needed some more waffle in my life! I also was thinking of different desserts that I could play off of to turn this not only into a breakfast dish, but into a potential dessert as well.

woman excitedly holding a stack of orange brown waffles with flax seeds and yogurt on top

The cool thing about this recipe is that these waffles are made 100% grain-free. We do use flax seed meal, but no grains. They are also made of sweet potatoes and carrots, without any other starch or ingredient to hold everything together. Oh, don’t forget the ginger. This is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse and a great way to start your day. Finally, the “cream cheese frosting” we use is Greek yogurt based with a hint of raw honey and vanilla. Unless the ingredients you are buying have any additives, this recipe should be all natural and delish!

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Ingredients

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Waffles
1 large sweet potato
1/2cup carrots
2 eggs
1/2cup Greek yogurt
1tbsp ginger
2tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp nutmeg
1/2cup flax seed meal
1/4tsp baking soda
1/2tsp baking powder
Oil for pan
Frosting
1/2cup Greek yogurt
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2tsp raw honey
Equipment
Waffle iron

Directions

1.

In a bowl, combine mashed sweet potato, Greek yogurt, eggs, shredded carrots and shredded ginger

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2.

In a separate bowl, whisk together cinnamon, nutmeg, flax seed meal, baking soda and baking powder until combined

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3.

Combine wet and dry ingredients until a batter is formed.

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4.

Preheat your waffle iron until hot. Oil the waffle iron with an oil of your choice.

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5.

Pour batter into the waffle iron and close until waffle is golden brown and fully cooked.

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6.

In a bowl, mix together the frosting ingredients until thoroughly combined.

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7.

Once all the waffles are done, spread the frosting between each waffle and stack them together. Top with flax seeds or a nut of your choice for some extra crunch.

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