But instead of my birthday, it was just a regular, snowy winter Sunday when these beauties came to life. One peek out the window on a morning like that, and you know it's waffle weather.
For this recipe you'll need:
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)
1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Generously spray your waffle iron with nonstick spray. Add a ladleful of batter to the waffle iron and repeat until all the batter is used (makes about 4 large waffles).
Truthfully, I think you could make these even without the sugar. They've still got enough sweetness from the carrots, nuts and raisins and if you wanted to add a little coconut cream on top in lieu of cream cheese frosting, you would have yourself a winner and then some.
Want more waffles? Who wouldn't:
- Try these sweet potato ones, also vegan.
- For a twist on cornbread for breakfast, try these with cranberry jam.
- And if you just want more carrot stuff, try these spiced carrot oatmeal muffins.