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Carrot Craze!

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spiced Carrot Waffles with Cinnamon Cream Syrup-YUM!

I was surfing through food blogs the other night and found a recipe that I KNEW I needed to try from the Tasty Kitchen. I found the recipe at 10:15 p.m. and was so excited to make this recipe I decided to make it that night and have it ready for the kids in the morning before school.

It really was delicious and the best part about it was that it used up the bags of carrots I had in the fridge that were about to go bad. I stock up my fridge and freezer when carrots go on sale (in the hopes we will be EXTREMELY healthy and reach for a carrot instead of a cookie :) Sometimes it works, and other times (like this past week) it didn't! So..I had 3 bags of carrots I needed to use up and this recipe saved the day! The carrots and applesauce make these waffles moist with a sponge like texture. They are SUPER good, and somewhat good for you!

I had my sisters and their kids come over for breakfast and they were a hit! Some of the kids asked why there were carrots in their waffles, but once they tried them, they were hooked. We even ate a second batch of them for lunch later that day--DELIGHTFUL!

I know many of us are trying to watch our calorie intake this time of year, but the Cinnamon Cream Syrup is worth the calories. It was the perfect pair with these waffles! Enjoy!

Spiced Carrot Waffles (my adapted recipe to include more food storage items)
1 c. white flour
1/2 c. wheat flour
1/4 c. corn meal
1 T. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
3 T. sugar
2 eggs (or egg powder and water equivalent)
1 3/4 c. water (or you could use buttermilk and leave out the powdered milk)
5 T. dry powdered milk
1 c. packed shredded carrots
1/4 c. oil (I used even less oil and substituted more applesauce-it worked great!)
1/4 c. applesauce

Stir together the wet ingredients, spices, and baking powder. Add the flour and cornmeal and mix until incorporated. For an even fluffier waffle (who has time for this??), you can separate the eggs, beat the whites to a stiff peak, and fold them into the recipe before cooking. This will make your waffles more fluffy if you have the time. Cook waffles on a hot waffle iron. Serve with Cinnamon Syrup.

Cinnamon Cream Syrup
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
1/4 c. water
dash of salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1 (12oz.) can of evaporated milk

In a saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla. Serve over pancakes, waffles or French toast.

TIP: I could tell reading through the ingredients that I would love this recipe so I chopped extra carrots to freeze for a later breakfast in a hurry. Carrots freeze GREAT for later cooked meals, so stock up when prices are low.


Mandy Finlinson February 5, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

Do you have to cook the carrots before you freeze them?

Shandra February 5, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

No, you do not need to cook them. The pieces are so small they cook up in seconds :)

Diana February 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

Shandra, I tried this cinnamon syrup with your apple wheat pancakes and they were delightful!

janel February 6, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

This looks delicious.
Do you have any suggestions for using powdered milk (not prepared) in recipes that call for milk?

Lisa Brown February 7, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

Soooo good! Best syrup ever. Thanks for the recipe!

Heidi February 8, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

We make our own evaporated milk from our food storage (which you could do in your syrup)...

Evaporated Milk (12 oz. Can)
1 1/2 C. Water
1/2 C. + 1 T. Powdered Milk

Also, to Janet, when cooking with powdered milk you don't have to make the milk before hand - just add the powdered milk to your dry ingredients in the recipe and the water amount needed to make up the right of milk into your wet ingredients. They'll do their thing and mix together as you combine wet and dry. This is what you would do when using your powdered egg substitute as well.

pam February 11, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

thanks for sharing, I'll have to try it and shhhh don't tell the kids.

dee February 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

I made this this morning for my husband and I, and he already had a cinnamon wheat waffle recipe je is asked to make for our family and friends. He LOVED this reciped when I tried it out on him !! They are yummy, and like you I am shredding extra carrot for the nest meal!!

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