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whole grain carrot zucchini waffles // cait's plate

whole grain carrot zucchini spice cake waffles

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 medium-sized belgian waffles 1x
  • Category: breakfast


These easy whole grain waffles are a great way to sneak some veggies in first thing.  Packed with fiber and nutrition, they come together in a matter of minutes and are both kid & adult-friendly!


  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/21 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on how much you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded zucchini that has been squeezed out to remove excess moisture (about 1 small zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup finely peeled & shredded carrot (about 1 large carrot)


  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate, smaller mixing bowl, whisk together egg, oil and milk.  
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently fold until just combined (it’s okay if there are still a few flour clumps).
  5. Finally, fold in shredded zucchini and carrot until just combined.
  6. Place about 1/3 of the batter in each section of the waffle iron then cook.
  7. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes, then enjoy!


  • If you don’t have a waffle iron, just stream in a little more milk (about 1/2 cup) until texture is thin enough for pancakes
  • Waffles freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Keywords: waffles, whole grain, vegetarian, breakfast

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