Carrot Cake Waffles

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Recipe: #14418

September 28, 2014

Categories: Waffles

"This recipe was in my local food co-op newsletter. Putting it here for safe keeping. "These fragrant waffles are delicious plain, but for something really special, top with whipped mascarpone and a drizzle of maple syrup." Makes six (10-inch) waffles"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (213.9 g)
  • Calories 413.1
  • Total Fat - 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 153.6 mg
  • Sodium - 587.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 12.2 g
  • Protein - 11.1 g
  • Calcium - 369.4 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat waffle iron.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients.

Step 3

In a separate small bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk.

Step 4

Blend the mixture into dry ingredients with a broad spatula or wooden spoon, stirring just until no streaks of flour remain.

Step 5

Stir in melted butter, being careful not to over mix. Gently fold in carrots, raisins and coconut.

Step 6

Cook waffles according to the iron manufacturer’s instructions (usually about ½ cup batter and a 5 minute cooking time). Keep the waffles warm by placing them on a warm baking sheet in a 200° F oven while cooking remaining batter; to keep them crisp, don’t cover them. Serve with mascarpone, syrup and pecans.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best flavor, use freshly shredded carrots.
  • If desired, substitute walnuts or almonds for the pecans.

  • Substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour - Almond flour is a healthier alternative to all-purpose flour, as it is a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. This substitution will make the waffles more nutritious without sacrificing flavor.
  • Substitute coconut oil for the butter - Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter, as it is packed with healthy fats and is a good source of antioxidants. This substitution will make the waffles healthier without compromising on taste.

Coconut Carrot Cake Waffles Replace the shredded coconut with coconut flakes and add 1/4 cup of coconut extract to the wet ingredients. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.

Buttered Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes: These sweet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to the Carrot Cake Waffles, providing a sweet and savory flavor profile. The maple glaze gives a hint of sweetness while the butter adds a rich and creamy texture.

Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts: These crispy Brussels sprouts are the perfect complement to the sweet and savory flavors of the Buttered Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes. The fried Brussels sprouts are lightly seasoned and provide a crunchy texture, while the sweet potatoes offer a soft and creamy flavor. Together, they make a delicious and balanced side dish.


Q: How long should I cook the waffles?

A: Cook the waffles according to the iron manufacturer’s instructions, usually about 1/2 cup batter and a 5 minute cooking time.

Q: What type of batter should I use?

A: You can use any type of batter you like, from traditional pancake batter to a gluten-free mix. For best results, use a waffle-specific batter.

3 Reviews


I left out the raisins and added walnuts (chopped up fine) and crushed pineapple. They were a huge hit with my husband and son. I topped them with cream cheese butter. So good!


review by:
(19 Dec 2016)


I love that these waffles are healthy, which is always a plus. I topped ours with maple syrup and candied pecans. They are sooo delicious and the kids licked their plates clean!


review by:
(4 Jan 2015)

dienia b

really good nice way to get kids to eat veggies lol for bill board tag game come play


review by:
(21 Dec 2014)

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Fun facts:

The classic carrot cake is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages, when carrots were used as a sweetener in cakes.

Famous chef and television personality Ina Garten is known for her delicious carrot cake recipe. Her version includes grated carrots, walnuts, and pineapple, and is topped with a cream cheese frosting.