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A tower of carrot cake waffles piled high and dripping with yogurt glaze and maple syrup.

Carrot Cake Waffles

  • Author: Emily Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


Waffles and carrot cake marry together into one fun, delicious, weekend waffle breakfast treat!



For the batter:

  • 6 ounces butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs, Large
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots, freshly grated

For the glaze:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/31/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons milk

Optional toppings:

  • Maple syrup
  • Crushed pecans
  • Golden raisins


  1. Melt the butter. Set aside to cool as you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cardamom and ground cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, whole milk and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the cooled butter. You will see it firm up into little chunks. This is totally cool.
  4. Grate the carrots, then stir into the wet batter then whisk into the dry wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined,. You don’t want to see any dry patches of flour.
  5. Turn on your waffle maker and let it heat up. Once the waffle maker is preheated, scoop about 1/2 cup of batter onto the waffle sections. Depending on your waffle maker, you may be making one, two or four waffles at a time. Close the lid and cook until waffle maker says it’s ready, or until you think they are perfect!
  6. Transfer cooked waffles to a baking rack on a sheet tray and keep warm in a 200 degree oven while you finish cooking the rest of the batter.
  7. Zap the cream cheese in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, just enough to soften. Stir in the powdered sugar and thin with milk to reach desired drizzle-ability!
  8. Place 1-2 waffles on each plate. Drizzle with cream cheese glaze and maple syrup and crushed pecans, if desired.