Healthy Vegan Carrot Waffles

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Tired of your boring breakfast routine? If you’re looking for a delicious vegan alternative, you’ll love these crispy yet fluffy vegan carrot waffles. Whether you’re vegan or simply looking for a way to spice up your morning, this simple and easy-to-make recipe is sure to hit the spot!

Introduction

Welcome to this vegan carrot waffles recipe! Carrots provide a unique complement of both sweet and savory flavors that make for the perfect waffles. This dish is not only delicious, but it is also surprisingly easy to make in just a few steps. This vegan version of the classic breakfast staple eliminates animal products and replaces them with wholesome ingredients that are readily available at most grocery stores.

vegan carrot waffles

Furthermore, this recipe will give you great-tasting waffles without sacrificing flavor or texture. Completed in under 30 minutes, this simple vegan carrot waffle recipe makes enough for five servings and can easily be modified to suit individual tastes. Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into vitamin A and helps promote healthy vision. In addition to having antioxidant benefits, carrots can also help reduce the risk of certain cancers, as well as help maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes.

Carrots are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help regulate blood sugar and aid digestion; they are also an excellent source of many minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium. Eating carrots regularly can help promote a healthy immune system and lower cholesterol levels. Including carrots in vegan meals is a great way to get all the health benefits they offer in a delicious way.

Types of Carrots

Carrots are a great ingredient in vegan waffles, as they add flavor and texture. Carrots are also very nutritious and can provide your body with a range of essential vitamins and minerals. There are several types of carrots available, each with its particular character traits for your cooking needs:

  • Chantenay carrots: These are short, stout carrots grown in France. The shape is almost block-like but with softer top and bottom ends. Chantenay carrots have a naturally sweet flavor which makes them particularly good for sweet dishes like cakes or muffins. The colors range from mid to deep orange depending on the variety.
  • Imperator carrots: These long, slim carrots are some of the most popular commercially grown varieties in the United States. It has a remarkable length, making it ideal for cutting into thin slices or matchsticks that cook up quickly. This carrot has a slightly grassy flavor with orange undertones and a slightly thicker middle than other varieties.
  • Danvers Carrots: As their name implies, these carrots were developed near Danvers, Massachusetts in the late 1800s and have become one of the most popular agronomic varieties today. Unlike other types of carrot, Danver’s have straight shoulders without any significant taper towards the bottom giving them an uniform size that is good for adding to soups or for sautéing because all pieces will cook relatively evenly. They generally have mild sweetness and excellent texture when cooked properly.
  • Purple haze Carrots: These unique looking heirloom variety was developed in Canada. Famed for its stunning purple color, this type can also come in golden yellow, white or red varieties depending on their genetics. Amazingly this purple color intensity doesn’t dissipate much during cooking so it can make an interesting addition to any meal with its vibrant visual effect! Purple Haze Carrot have intense sweetness combined with delicate earthy flavors due to containing higher amounts of sugar components called terpenes which give it its unique taste profile!

Vegan Carrot Waffles Recipe

This vegan carrot waffle recipe makes light, fluffy, and slightly sweet waffles that are healthy and delicious. This easy recipe only requires a handful of ingredients for a tasty breakfast treat.

Preparation Time: 15Min. Cooking Time: 25Min. Servings: 7-8

Ingredients

  1. 1& 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1 1/4 tbsp flaxseed powder
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. ¼ teaspoon salt
  7. 2 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  8. 1⅓ cups plant based milk such as almond or oat milk
  9. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil such as sunflower or grape seed oil
  10. 1 cup grated carrots (approximately 2 large carrots)

Optional Toppings: walnuts, raisins, hemp seeds, maple syrup and dairy free butter.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt).
  2. In a separate small bowl mix together the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, sugar, vegetable oil and grated carrots).
  3. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture. Mix everything together until just combined – don’t overmix the batter.
  4. Pour appropriate amount into the waffle maker.
  5. Bake in your preheated waffle iron until golden crisp (usually 3 to 5 minutes).
  6. Serve them warm with additional toppings of your choice like berries, chocolate syrup, raisins etc if desired.

Nutritional value: 342kcal.

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Step-by-Step Recipe for Vegan Carrot Waffles

This vegan carrot waffle recipe will help you make delicious, moist, and flavorful waffles that everyone in your family will love. To begin, preheat the waffle iron to medium-high heat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together one cup of all-purpose flour, two tablespoons of sugar or other sweetener of choice, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon. In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cup of non dairy milk (such as almond, coconut or soy), ¼ cup vegetable oil and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until blended.

In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Lastly fold in one peeled and grated carrot (approximately 1 cup) with a rubber spatula.

Grease your waffle iron lightly with cooking spray or vegan butter if needed then spoon about ½ cup of batter into each waffle compartment. Cook for 5-6 minutes until cooked through with crispy edges and golden brown on top. Serve warm topped with vegan butter or spread and your favorite syrup if desired.

Tips for Making Vegan Carrot Waffles

Making vegan carrot waffles is a fun and delicious way to make an often healthier version of a classic breakfast dish. As a bonus, carrot waffles are also full of nutritional benefits. To make sure you create the best waffles possible, follow these helpful tips:

  1. For the best flavor and texture, make sure to shred your carrots as finely as you can. If you don’t have a food processor or grater, use the fine side of a regular box grater. Make sure to avoid pre-shredded bags if possible- fresh carrots always taste better!
  2. For a lighter, fluffier waffle, consider adding some vegetable-based oil or melted vegan butter to your batter before baking.
  3. Use vegan egg substitute (or flaxseed egg) instead of regular eggs in order to make this recipe 100% vegan friendly!
  4. Carrot juice is not only great for adding extra flavor- it helps keep your carrot waffles moist while they’re cookingin the waffle maker!
  5. Top your waffles with any number of different applesauce and/or nut butter combinations for extra flavor and nutrition!

With these simple tips and tricks, you can easily whip up delicious vegan carrot waffles every time!

Serving Suggestions for Vegan Carrot Waffles

vegan carrot waffles

Vegan carrot waffles are a tasty and nutritious breakfast option. The combination of whole-grain flour, carrots, coconut oil, and spices creates the perfect flavor and texture. Whether you’re looking for a substantial breakfast or just want something sweet to start your day, these vegan-friendly carrot waffles are sure to please!

Once you’ve made the batter, it’s time for the fun part—picking out the toppings! You can serve your vegan carrot waffles plain or add a variety of toppings to suit your own taste. Here are some suggestions for delicious accompaniments that will take your waffle game to the next level:

  • Fresh fruit: Top these yummy waffles with some seasonal fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries or sliced bananas. It’s a great way to incorporate additional vitamins and minerals into your meal without compromising on flavor.
  • Nut butter: Add some extra protein and healthy fat with an array of nut butters such as almond butter, peanut butter or tahini spread on top of your freshly cooked carrot waffle.
  • Yogurt & Granola: Create a topping combination that is both crunchy and smooth! Simply top with coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt and sprinkle on granola (homemade or store bought). This is sure to add an extra layer of texture and sweetness to each bite.
  • Maple syrup & Cinnamon: For a classic breakfast treat pair with maple syrup and freshly grated cinnamon on top. Lightly drizzle over one side of the hot waffle before serving – trust us it’ll be worth all the cinnamon-y goodness!

Conclusion

In conclusion, vegan carrot waffles are a delicious and nutritious breakfast choice. They are easy to make, using healthy ingredients such as carrots, oat flour, plant-based milk and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. This recipe is dairy-free and can also be modified to be gluten-free by using a gluten-free oat flour. Enjoy these vegan carrot waffles warm with your favorite toppings for a tasty and healthy breakfast option.

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