(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Do you ever crave dessert for breakfast? For this week’s meatless meal, start out on a sweet note with these delicious carrot cake waffles, smothered in a cinnamon maple cream cheese spread.

They taste just like carrot wake, but in a fun waffle form. The plump little raisins add a punch of flavor, and the cream cheese spread tastes like a cinnamon roll glaze with a bright burst of lemon zest. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

Carrot Cake Waffles With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread. Photo Credit: Keepin’ It Kind

Carrot Cake Waffles With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

Yield: 4 waffles

Ingredients:

dry ingredients
  • 1 cup oat flour (or grind rolled oats in a high speed blender to get 1 cup of flour)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or replace both the brown rice and sorghum flours with a flour blend of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
wet ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups plain coconut yogurt (or soy yogurt)
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrots (finely grated, not in large shreds)
add-ins
  • 2/3 cup raisins (optional), plus extra for sprinkling on top
for the cinnamon maple cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

for the cinnamon maple cream cheese spread
  1. Using an electric mixer, thoroughly whip the cream cheese, cinnamon, and maple syrup together until fluffy. Chill until ready to use.
for the waffles
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the carrots and raisins, if using. Let stand for 10 minutes, while you let the waffle maker heat up.
  3. Cook waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Top with cinnamon maple cream cheese sauce and maybe a smidge more maple syrup and serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Courtesy of Keepin’ It Kind

More Keepin’ It Kind: http://keepinitkind.com/carrot-cake-waffles-with-cinnamon-maple-cream-cheese-spread/

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