Grain-Free Carrot Cake Waffles

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!

a stack of sweet potato carrot cake waffles with frosting in between and on top, and crunchy flax seeds

Healthy Carrot Cake Waffles (Grain-Free)

You know what's fun? Getting your veggies in your breakfast or dessert….and lots of fiber! Oh, AND nature's anti-inflammatory powerhouse — ginger. This recipe has carrots, sweet potato, flax seeds, ginger and more. There's a Greek yogurt "frosting" to give you some extra protein and that same tanginess of a cream cheese frosting. You are welcome!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Waffle iron

Ingredients
  

Waffles

  • 1 large sweet potato mashed
  • 1/2 cup carrots shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt for dairy-free version
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal you can ground up flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Oil for pan avocado, coconut or olive oil

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine mashed sweet potato, Greek yogurt, eggs, shredded carrots and shredded ginger
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cinnamon, nutmeg, flax seed meal, baking soda and baking powder until combined
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients until a batter is formed.
  • Preheat your waffle iron until hot. Oil the waffle iron with an oil of your choice.
  • Pour batter into the waffle iron and close until waffle is golden brown and fully cooked.
  • In a bowl, mix together the frosting ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • 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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