Paleo Carrot Cake Waffles

by Kelli H. on August 8, 2015

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I finally have new recipe to share! In the 4 years I’ve been blogging I have never taken a month off. It was kind of sad to see my blog not updated since June. I haven’t really felt like making blogging a priority lately. With gardening (believe me, they are a lot of work!) and trying to keep up on everything else in life, while also being a bridesmaid in your best friends wedding, things can get a tad crazy!

I’m happy to be posting this morning. It’s a foggy morning here and I woke up a little after 7. That felt amazing! Sleeping in until 7 is the perfect time for me. Especially since I went to bed earlier than even normal last night. With a good nights sleep, I decided to make these paleo carrot cake waffles. This was the third time I was testing this recipe, and I’m happy to report that its ready for the world to see.

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These beautiful flowers are from my garden. A few weeks ago we had 7 (!!!) dogs in our backyard and a couple of them made there way into my garden where they sort of trampled these beauties. They haven’t died and they are still doing really well, but a couple of the branches have fallen off. I’ve never been the kind of person to have lots of flowers in my house but since they were going to die anyway I put them in a jar. They have actually lasted a long time in a cup of water. I love these flowers! They get a little water on our drip system and they are totally thriving. I wish I could make all my flowers grow like these ones.

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Back to the waffles! Originally they called for more cinnamon which I tried and they were almost spicy, so if you like spicy carrot cake feel free to add another teaspoon. These have great flavor and the pecans, coconut shreds, and hemp hearts go amazing on them. I had to share them because once I make a recipe this many times it has to be on the blog. I get tired of reading the recipe from my drafts folder.

I normally enjoy these waffles with a cup of black coffee but the last few weeks I’ve been having some stomach pains. I’m trying to limit my coffee to a couple cups a week and see if that helps. In the meantime it’s tea time for this girl. I’m not gonna lie, I am not really a tea person. I drink it every day at 2pm at work but for the morning…it’s just not the same as my beloved cup of joe.

Well, with that I’m off to clean up the mess I made in the kitchen, water the garden, and do a 30 minute yoga video from Sarah Beth yoga. After those tasks it’s work around the house weekend. I’m making it my task to wash windows! Wish me luck. Have a great weekend!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Waffles
Easy, delicious, paleo waffles full of spicy goodness!
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup almond meal
  2. 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  3. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  9. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  10. 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  11. 1 cup shredded carrots
  12. Toppings: shredded coconut, toasted chopped pecans, hemp hearts, butter and syrup.
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a medium sized bowl; whisk together almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and spices.
  3. In a smaller bowl; whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, coconut oil.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Add in shredded carrots. Stir together until just combined.
  5. Pour about 1/3-1/4 cup waffle batter on to each side of waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle irons instructions. Remove from iron and top with your favorite toppings.
Notes
  1. You may need to add a tablespoon or two more of milk to the batter if it's too thick.
Adapted from Stir It Up!
Adapted from Stir It Up!
Made In Sonoma http://www.madeinsonoma.com/

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Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 10, 2015 at 11:49 am

Well this is one beautiful recipe to return with! Your pictures are gorgeous. I wish I could reach right through the screen! It’s hard to believe they’re grain-free.

The flowers are a pretty touch too. I’m glad they were able to survive being trampled by SEVEN dogs!! <craziness

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tiff @ love, sweat, & beers August 11, 2015 at 6:49 am

Ooooh, these look so good! I could really go for these, especially because it’s such a dreary morning here. Sadly, I have no waffle iron. Wah wah wah… I’ll quit whining now. haha

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Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) August 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

These look great!! I’m not usually into paleo baking (or baking of any kind if I”m being honest… I kind of suck at it ;)) but I might have to try these!

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Diane @ Life of Di. August 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm

I’m so making these waffles for breakfast on Sunday πŸ™‚ I think Marty will love them! I’ve only baked ‘paleo’ once before but I loved the muffins I made. I haven’t been strictly paleo this week but, for the most part, it’s been pretty sustainable.

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Dani @ Dani California Cooks August 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Glad you’re back! And with such a stellar recipe. I really need to get a waffle maker…

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Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes August 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

I am in love with your site design! Your pictures just keep getting prettier and prettier! These waffles look incredible!! I love carrot cake and that sounds like the perfect flavor for waffles.

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness September 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

These waffles sound so YUMMMMM!

I hear ya, I’m all into my gardening these days. Oh the joy when new tomatoes and squash blossoms pop up and my rose bushes bloom! Gardening can be really frustrating too, like the plants I put into the ground months ago that haven’t really grown at all despite my constant watering…. but I keep trying!

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jill conyers September 28, 2015 at 3:17 am

I wish I had time to make your recipe this morning. Yummy! And gluten free is a bonus. I don’t have to teak the recipe πŸ™‚

Pinning for menu planning.

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Kelli H. September 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Thanks! I hope you enjoy them!

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