Its no secret that I like my homemade waffles, I like the thick soft mallowy baked dough. I also like how the plain waffles are happy to take on other flavours and I don't mean drenching them in maple syrup, honey or flavoured sweet sauces, but enhancing them naturally with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Carrot Cake and I've recently enjoyed some Carrot Curry, so why not put some carrots in waffles.
Like a good wholesome Carrot Cake, I ensured that my Carrot Waffles contained some essential ingredients such as: cinnamon, raisins and walnuts.
strawberry lace and the nutty walnuts had bite, but the real flavour came from the bursts of sweetness from the raisins. For me these soft bullets of raisins were the real star of the waffles.
Depending on your waffle iron this recipe could serves 4 - 6 people
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 generous teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
2 – 3 medium carrots, grated
¼ - ½ cup raisins
Optional: ¼ cup chopped walnuts
In a bowl, mix the wet ingredients together and stir well.
In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently stir to combine. Then stir in the raisins, grated carrots and optional walnuts. Combine well. If the mixture is a little too thick, then add a little milk to loosen. Cook according to your waffle maker instructions.