Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Tis the season for spring holidays! I am soooo excited. The snow has been reduced to little tiny little white spots on the side of the road that get smaller and smaller each day I run by them. Spring is here and today as a member of the Secret Recipe Club we’re celebrating spring holidays with a bunnies and leprechauns celebration.

carrot cake waffles

Today I’m highlighting I Am a Honey Bee. I’ve had the pleasure of highlighting her in the past and am excited to share some of her best recipes for the spring holidays with you. Today I’ll be sharing another breakfast recipe–whole wheat carrot cake waffles with a maple cream cheese drizzle. They were delicious and the kids loved that they thought they were eating what bunnies ate. (Elaborate stories of how the Easter bunny eats the same thing to get a child to eat orange stuff in their food is completely and totally acceptable. It works).

carrot cake waffles

Since I can only highlight ONE recipe but we’re covering TWO holidays, I wanted to help you build your recipe files by highlighting just a few recipes that caught my eye.

carrot waffles

These Saint Patricks Day recipes would be perfect for leprechauns everywhere:

saint patricks day recipes

L-R: Extra cheesy brussel sprout gratin, sauteed green beans with lemon and almonds, Irish coffee blondies

And these Easter recipes are perfect for bunnies everywhere:

easter recipes

L-R: Spiced carrot soup, coconut cream pie,  Cadbury mini egg brownies

If you love these recipes, we have even more great ideas from other SRC members. Keep scrolling! But first, try this amazing recipe!

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Yield: 4 waffles


    For the Waffles:
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
  • For the Glaze:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk, for thinning


    To Make the Waffles:
  1. Preheat waffle iron according to directions.
  2. While waffle iron is heating, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a bowl. Set bowl aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the the egg, sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingedients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the carrots.
  5. Pour batter onto lightly greased waffle maker (see recommendations according to your individual waffle maker directions). Cook according to waffle maker directions. Keep in warm oven while you make the glaze.
  6. To Make the Glaze:
  7. Beat the cream cheese in a bowl for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Slowly drizzle the maple syrup in, continuing to stir. Reduce mixer speed to low, then add the powdered sugar and milk until glaze consistency is reached.
  8. Drizzle the glaze over warm waffles. Serve.

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  1. Sneaky way to get kids (and the grownup ones as well) to eat carrots. I’m going to have to try this recipe. Great SRC choice.

  2. Wow, those look delicious!

  3. Hello Easter brunch!

  4. Oh my….I think these would be perfect as part of an Easter Brunch Buffet.

  5. All those dishes look delicious. I would have had a hard time picking. We love celebrating Easter with a big brunch. Waffles are always welcome. Happy Themed Reveal Day!

  6. This looks amazing! Perfect way to get my older child to eat a little veggies too. Great pick!

  7. terristeffes says

    Waffles! Carrot cake waffles! What a perfect idea for Easter breakfast! Thank you for choosing this one!

  8. Oh do these sound so good. Love the idea for Easter brunch. Visiting from SRC

  9. iamahoneybee says

    I love that you kids thought they were eating what bunnies ate! Too funny.

    We have Bunny and let me tell you, she doesn’t eat waffles. ha!


  10. I almost made carrot cake pancakes for dinner tonight, but my carrots were too sad. I’m much more a waffle kind of gal so maybe it’s a good thing! 😉


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