Single serving carrot cake coconut flour waffle (gluten free, grain free)

Everyone’s favorite – carrot cake- made into a healthy waffle using coconut flour!
A single serving of this waffle is packed with nutrients of an egg and carrot and is a perfect breakfast option if you want something sweet without feeling guilty!
This waffle with beautiful touch of cinnamon is gluten free, grain free, and sugar free.

single serving coconut flour carrot cake waffles

I have to admit that I have a sweet tooth. As much as I enjoy “proper” “balanced” breakfast such as avocado toast with or without smoked salmon, scrambled egg or smoothies, I also love having sweet breakfast.

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If you have sweet tooth like me, this carrot cake waffles can satisfy your craving without guilt!

While appreciating the deliciousness and beauty of croissant, cinnamon danish or banana bread with good quality of coffee is comforting, sadly it is not what my body would thrive on (don’t we wish?!)

These are two of major reasons among others why these ‘fun’ foods would not be preferable options as breakfast;

  • they are void of nutrients especially vitamins and minerals 

→ the body requires these nutrients to process the carbs/sugar so my body has to use the body’s preserve. This can result in nutrient deficiency.

  • they are usually high in sugar (and carbs)

→ my blood sugar will raise quickly leaving me with foggy brain.

→ my energy level will not be as great after the blood sugar “surge” and sudden drops

So I try to limit my sweet & fun breakfast as much as possible and give my body more nutrients dense items .

But what if I want something sweeter during “no-sweet-breakfast” period?

Is it possible to satisfy my craving while giving my body nutrients?

Oh yes!

This is how I created this recipe for carrot cake waffle!

 

single serving coconut flour carrot cake waffles

What is good about this carrot cake waffle?

  • very easy and quick to make
  • the single serving of this waffle contains a whole egg
    – provides many nutrients including protein, B2, B5, B6, B12, folate, vitamin A, D, E, K. zinc and calcium.
    (amazing, right?) 
  • made with coconut flour as a “binding” agent
    – low carb
  • sugar free ( I drizzled maple syrup to serve but will be a lot less sugar than general waffles)
  • cinnamon
    – helps regulate the blood sugar
  • carrot
    – one of the richest source of  β carotenoid, a plant pigment that is converted to Vitamin A in your body as well as  having strong antioxidant property.
  • delicious (of course!!)

To make this waffle you will need a waffle pan/ maker obviously.
I used Vitantonio waffle maker. (Vitantonio is Japanese brand that makes kitchen & household appliances) 

And I really recommend to get this guy  if you do not have a one or are considering getting one.

Vitantonio

Actually I got it from my mom as a housewarming gift when I moved into my apartment last year and I am loving it.

It comes with non-sticking pans, and mine came with not only it has waffle “pan” but  also with hot-sandwich pan, taltelette pan and pizzele pan.

You can make two hand size waffles with this Vitantonio waffle maker.

Making coconut flour carrot cake waffles

Ingredients

Dry ingredients;

  • coconut flour
  • baking powder
  • spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove
  • salt
  • rasin(optional)

Wet ingredients;

  • shredded carrot
  • a large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • may or may not need almond/ other non-dairy milk if the dough looks hard
No, I did not add any sweetener because this recipe is purposely created as  no-sugar-added waffle.
The raisin can give you natural sweetness anyway but if you wanted it to be sweeter you can drizzle honey or maple syrup when serving it:)
coconut flour carrot cake waffle

And just mix and let the waffle maker cook for you!

  • Generously coat your waffle make/pan with coconut oil.
    (coconut oil goes really well with this recipe)
    I recommend you to use  generous amount of coconut oil or the waffle dough gets stuck with the pan! 
    Let me tell you, I wasted my waffle a few times!! 
    ( Actually I did not “wasted” them because I did eat the waffle “crumbles” )
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl making sure the all the “lumps” are gone. 
  • Add in all the wet ingredients except for non-dairy milk and combine well.
    If the dough seems lacking in the moisture add the non-dairy milk one teaspoon at a time to get the right consistency. 
  • Transfer waffle batter to the waffle maker and cook about 2 minutes.
    Note that this cooking time is when using Vitantonio.(best Japanese brand waffle maker!) 
    All waffle makers are a bit different with cooking time. So if yours cooks faster then this will take less time and vice versa.
  • When the waffle is cooked, carefully lift the edge of waffle with a folk ( I used a chopstick because I’m Japanese!) and transfer to your plate.

If you are fancy for sweet and comforting breakfast like me but wanting it a bit healthier, this coconut flour carrot cake waffle is great option for you!

Serving suggestion;

 

  • With almond butter – add more good staff to your waffle!
    This Better Almond Butter is not only deliciously creamy but also is made friendly to your body and health! 
    No sugar is added (of course) and raw unpasteurized sprouted almonds are used.
    Nuts are naturally a bit harder for your gut to digest but sprouting process makes them easier process and make nutrients more available to your body. 
    So check this product out to make the waffle super healthy!! 
  • With maple syrup – the flavor of maple syrup really goes well with this carrot cake waffle! But do not over do it;)
    – try this  
    Organic Maple Syrup 
single serving coconut flour carrot cake waffles

What is your favorite breakfast?

Are you a sweet tooth or prefer savory breakfast?

I am creating more coconut flour version of healthy waffle recipes so stay tuned!!

If you try this recipe let me know your experience.

Please leave  your comments, suggestions or any questions.

And if you try this recipe add your photos on instagram and tag #living_my_nature!!

I look forward to hear from you!!

Thank you for reading!

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Note;
Vitantonio waffle maker is a fantastic and best waffle maker in the market made by Japanese brand.

However it may not work depending on where you live due to voltage difference. So you may want to check before purchasing it and choose the one that work in your country:)

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Single serving coconut flour carrot cake waffle

Everyone’s favorite - carrot cake- made into healthy waffles!
A single serving of this waffle is packed with nutrients of an egg and is a perfect breakfast option if you want something sweet without feeling guilty!
This waffle with beautiful touch of cinnamon is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.Everyone’s favorite - carrot cake- made into healthy waffles!
A single serving of this waffle is packed with nutrients of an egg and is a perfect breakfast option if you want something sweet without feeling guilty!
This waffle with beautiful touch of cinnamon is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
Course Breakfast, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, healthy, low sugar, sugar free
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

Dry ingredients;

  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • tiny pinch sea salt
  • spice of your like - I used cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, See the recipe note below (*1)
  • 1 tbsp raisin - optional

Wet ingredients;

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • (almond or other non-dairy milk) - only if the dough is too hard (*2)

Other

  • Coconut oil - to coat the waffle pan

Instructions

  • Generously coat your waffle make/pan with coconut oil.
    Do not skimp on the oil because you do not want to waste your waffle!
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl making sure the all the "lumps" are gone. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl making sure the all the "lumps" are gone. 
  • Add in all the wet ingredients except for non-dairy milk and combine well.
    See the recipe note below (*2)
  • Transfer waffle batter to the waffle maker and cook about 2 minutes.
    It may require more or less time to cook depending on the waffle maker that you are using.
  • When the waffle is cooked, carefully lift the edge of waffle with a folk or a chopstick and transfer to your plate.
  • Enjoy this healthy carrot cake waffle with almond butter or/ and a drizzle of maple syrup!

Notes

*1) I used cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to add the "carrot cake" flavor to this waffle with the ratio of (roughly) 4:1:1, total of 1/2 tsp. 
 You can use more or less spices or/and add other spices if you like. Ginger and cardamon would work great too (but do not leave the cinnamon out!)
*2) Depending on the size of an egg or moisture content of the carrot you use, the waffle dough may become too hard (meaning too dry). In this case, add non-dairy milk a tsp at a time until you get the right consistency. 

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