You will love these carrot cake waffles! Feels so indulgent, but healthy!
Every Monday I stop at the train station mini market and pick up fruit for my fruit bowl at my desk. Last week they had a TWO POUND bag of baby carrots for .79 cents so you know I couldn’t pass up that deal!
Except only one tiny problem – I am not a huge fan of raw baby carrots. I think the big carrots are so much more flavorful. But I know I could figure out something to do with them, and that’s how these carrot cake waffles were born.
I put this recipe into the WW recipe builder and each waffle is 3 smart points each – no matter if you eat one or all 9! And because I just wrote that out like “Biz math” you do have to multiply 3 x however many waffles you eat. The whole batch isn’t 3 points 😀
But two were plenty. I used my 1/3 measuring cup for each waffle.
Carrot Cake Waffles
These carrot cake waffles are a healthy alternative to carrot cake – so good and they freeze well too!
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup splenda ((or no calorie sweetener of choice))
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups carrots
Preheat your waffle maker according your manufacturer instructions. I have a cheap $15 waffle maker from Walmart.
In a bowl, mix the flour, splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
In a food processor, add the oat milk and vinegar and let that sit for 5 minutes – it's making like a mock buttermilk.
Add the baby carrots and eggs and puree. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine.
Using a 1/3 cup measure, spray the waffle maker in between each batch. I cook mine on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes each.
Breakfast with my stepson and his wife!
My stepson and his wife were in town this weekend! They were able to squeeze me into their busy weekend, which I love. Joe came into my life 19 years ago and will be turning 30 years old this September! I can hardly believe it.
I lost .8 on the WW scale, but -1.8 on my home scale (which is helping in my DietBet!) and with only 9 days before the final weigh in, I need to make good choices.
Burnt Toast is known for it’s cheezy skillets, and also serves Certified Angus Beef ® brand beef! I almost got the steak and eggs, but instead got two scrambled eggs, fruit cup and ate half a piece of toast.
And saved Liz with her bloody mary (she’s vegan!) and ate her bacon. I pretty much saved her life!
They will be married 7 years this fall.
I’m so happy to have him in my life, even after his Dad is no longer with us.
And I puffy heart Liz! She has a great vegan cooking channel on YouTube – you can check it out here.
Love Joe’s long arms for this selfie! So great to see you guys.
It was a gorgeous weekend – it rained a bit yesterday, but temps in the 60’s? Yes please! I did my first pit barrel cook of the season.
It was my late husband’s favorite thing to do once it got nice out was to hang out outside together. I really missed him this weekend.
I have to really focus these next 9 days to meet my DietBet goal – our pot is nearly $20,000! I’ll let you know if I host another one.
Did you plan your meals for the week? What’s on your menu?
Always looking for new ideas.
Happy Monday friends – make it a great day, and don’t eat like an asshole!
If you love waffles, check out my pumpkin waffles!