High Protein Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze + a Giveaway!

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two // @veggiebeastblog #highprotein

Hi hello. Happy Monday. I’m kind of sad it’s Monday, and I think you probably are too, so I have a fun post today to make up for it.

The past week was just so exciting, with the official release of The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook on the 5th, my 29th (eep) birthday on the 7th, and a book release/birthday party on Saturday with all my closest friends and family. It was all go! go! go! with the fun things and now it’s all whomp whomp with the back-to-normal reality things.

Fortunately I can break through the mundane with carrot cake for BREAKFAST, and a couple exciting things to giveaway!

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two // @veggiebeastblog #highprotein

First things first (“I’m the realest” – damn you Iggy Azalea), let’s talk about these waffles. They’re one of my favorite breakfast recipes from The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook, because they taste like dessert, and admittedly they’re pretty decadent, but they’re packed with whole grain goodness and 20 (!!!) grams of protein in each waffle!

They’re crisp on the outside, fluffy and lightly-textured by oats on the inside, and full of those warm carrot cake flavors. The maple cream cheese glaze is tangy and smooth and makes the waffles extra special. This recipes makes just enough for two – 4 smaller square or 2 larger round waffles – but can be easily doubled, tripled, etc. for a larger family.

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two // @veggiebeastblog #highprotein

Secondly, since my cookbook is officially on sale, I am giving away a copy, along with my very favorite kitchen gadget: a KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor! I use it almost every day, whether it be for slicing vegetables, shredding cheese, making pesto, or blending up the glaze you see on these waffles. It’s super versatile, easy to use, and a total magic-machine.

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two // @veggiebeastblog #highprotein

Several recipes in the book call for a food processor, so with the book in hand, and the food processor by your side, you will be ready to cook your socks off.

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two // @veggiebeastblog #highprotein

You can enter up-to five times by using the widget below:

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The contest will be open through Friday at 11:59pm, at which time a winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze, for Two

Carrot cake waffles that are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and packed with 20 grams of protein! The whole wheat flour and oats make these super filling, while the maple cream cheese glaze adds decadence to the most important meal of the day.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


Whole Grain Carrot Cake Waffles

  • ⅔ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup peeled and finely-grated carrot (about ¾ of one regular-sized carrot)
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 ounces light cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Whisk together the yogurt, milk, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the egg, and then the carrot.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine together the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  4. Use a fork to stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. The batter will be thick - that’s what you want.
  5. Coat your waffle iron with nonstick spray, then scoop the batter onto the waffle plates. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s instructions. The recipe will make 4 deep-pocket belgium waffles.
  6. While the waffles are cooking, heat the cream cheese and maple syrup in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Transfer to a food processor or blender, and pulse a few times until smooth.
  7. Divide the glaze between the cooked waffles.

This recipe makes 4 smaller square waffles, or 2 larger round waffles.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1/2 recipe (including the glaze), Calories: 464, Fat: 11.8g, Saturated Fat: 6.0g, Protein: 20.5g, Carbs: 72.1g, Fiber: 9.8g, Cholesterol: 114mg, Sodium: 471mg


51 Responses to “High Protein Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze + a Giveaway!”

  1. Lori — January 12, 2015 @ 7:08 am (#)

    My favorite vegetarian meal is veggie chili. Thanks for giveaway!

  2. Shoshana — January 12, 2015 @ 7:18 am (#)

    I love homemade black bean veggie burgers…so easy to make and delicious to boot!

  3. Natalie — January 12, 2015 @ 7:38 am (#)

    I love spicy black bean burgers with sweet potato fries. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Ree — January 12, 2015 @ 7:41 am (#)

    My favorite dish is veggie stir fry. Quick, healthy and versatile.

  5. Emma — January 12, 2015 @ 8:03 am (#)

    My favourite is falafel! Mmm

  6. ali — January 12, 2015 @ 8:26 am (#)

    these waffles look like they could be my new favorite vegetarian meal… yum!

  7. Meg — January 12, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    Your cookbook looks incredible!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Nadine Kurland — January 12, 2015 @ 9:18 am (#)

    These look wonderful! Like the giveaway too.

  9. Deanne O — January 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am (#)

    My favorite got to vegetarian meal is whole grain pasta and homemade marinara sauce or a salad made up with whatever veggies grains and beans I can find in the fridge with homemade vegan salad dressing. GOD I WANT TO WIN THIS !

  10. Dorothy — January 12, 2015 @ 10:29 am (#)

    These look incredible! Too bad I’ll never be able to convince the SO to eat anything with “carrot” in the name… guess I’ll have to eat the whole batch myself!

  11. Sara — January 12, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#)

    My favorite go-to meal is anything that fits in one bowl–so often soup or a giant salad, a grain-and-veggie bowl, or something similar.  Almost always with toast on the side!

  12. steven weber — January 12, 2015 @ 11:33 am (#)

    My favorite is a veggie burger.

  13. abby — January 12, 2015 @ 11:40 am (#)

    Right now I can’t get enough of roasted squash and chickpea bowls topped with tahini!

  14. Nicole — January 12, 2015 @ 11:40 am (#)

    I’m more than slightly obsessed with falafel.  I can eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner, fresh from the fryer or several days in the fridge.  Yum!  Also, if you give me carrot cake there is a good chance I’ll be your friend for life, so this recipe looks amazing!  Thanks for posting!

  15. Alyssa Dunkel — January 12, 2015 @ 1:40 pm (#)

    A super yummy Indian cauliflower curry

  16. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 12, 2015 @ 4:31 pm (#)

    Wow, high protein indeed! And such a tasty breakfast. I love these!

  17. Jeffrey — January 12, 2015 @ 6:51 pm (#)

    Great looking waffles, I’ve been making carrot cake oatmeal for breakfast quite often. My favorite food is pizza and my choice starts with an olive oil base. I then add crushed garlic, spinach, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, feta cheese, mozzarella and fresh basil. I am definitely going to try your recipe next time I make waffles. We just had breakfast for dinner a couple of nights ago and I made my rendition of Apple Pie Waffles!

  18. Emily K. — January 12, 2015 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    I LOOOOOVE cheese fondue with bread, apples, and roasted veggies!

  19. Krystal G — January 13, 2015 @ 12:20 pm (#)

    I love making mexican quinoa stuffed peppers – plus they are a husband approved veggie meal! 

  20. Sarah — January 13, 2015 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    My favorite veggie meals have to be soups and stews — chickpea, lentils, beans, and or quinoa!

  21. Ida — January 13, 2015 @ 2:12 pm (#)

    My favourite yummie recipe is baked oatmeal. I can’t get enough off it!! I love to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner ;) Just regular oatmeal with a mashed banana, some raisins and honey is also yummmm.
    xx Ida

  22. Alyssa — January 13, 2015 @ 3:51 pm (#)

    Looks delish!! Can’t wait to try!

  23. Fae — January 13, 2015 @ 3:51 pm (#)

    My favorite meal? Hard to narrow it down, but I am a big lover of all things breakfast! So, obviously, I can’t wait to try these waffles!

  24. Amber — January 13, 2015 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    Looks and sounds delicious! I need to get my a waffle iron.

  25. sophie — January 13, 2015 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    My favourite vegetarian meal is pureed pumpkin with honey and almond milk!

  26. Amy @FragrantVanillaCake — January 13, 2015 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    These waffles sound fabulous :)! My favorite veggie meal is raw tacos!

  27. Tonya — January 13, 2015 @ 5:21 pm (#)

    Katie – I have loved everything I’ve tried of yours – would love to win your cookbook! Thanks for the chance to win :) 

  28. Brenda — January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    I love veggie burgers!

  29. Dag — January 13, 2015 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    I’d love to win your book so I can convince my dad to ditch meat and dairy. He just had a heart attack and is recovering. 

  30. karen — January 13, 2015 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    Anything will eggplant, especially pasta!

  31. Casey — January 13, 2015 @ 7:27 pm (#)

    YUM! I need to find a friend with a waffle maker who I can convince to let me make these!

  32. Amy S — January 13, 2015 @ 10:48 pm (#)

    Red lentil soup!

  33. Chrissy — January 13, 2015 @ 11:08 pm (#)

    Congrats on the cookbook!

  34. Kelsey — January 14, 2015 @ 3:50 pm (#)

    Veggie rice bowls are my fav! :)

  35. Paige c — January 14, 2015 @ 3:56 pm (#)

    I love the veggie burgers from 5 napkin burger in NYC or big salads with quinoa, sweet potatoes and peppers

  36. Shannon F — January 14, 2015 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    I have a recipe for Vegetarian Lasagna that I absolutely LOVE! :)

  37. Alicia — January 14, 2015 @ 10:56 pm (#)

    ohhhhhh, your Super Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
    and the no chicken wrap… yuuummmm 

  38. Chrissie Enlow — January 15, 2015 @ 10:58 am (#)

    I love a good veggie lasagna!

  39. Bridget — January 15, 2015 @ 11:04 am (#)

    As a carrot cake lover, these sound amazing! Can’t wait to go get my copy of the cookbook this weekend!

  40. Stacey Roberson — January 15, 2015 @ 3:12 pm (#)

    My favorite vegetarian meal is stuffed shells with ricotta and parmesan cheese.

  41. Sarah paquin — January 15, 2015 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    Baking with carrot makes such a hearty breakfast

  42. Annette — January 15, 2015 @ 9:12 pm (#)

    My favorite vegetarian meal is Tuscan Vegetable Soup by Ellie Krieger.

  43. Krina — January 16, 2015 @ 11:51 am (#)

    these carrot protein waffles are to DIE for!

  44. Bridget C — January 16, 2015 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    Anything Indian!!!!

  45. Rochelle — January 16, 2015 @ 2:02 pm (#)

    Love your recipes and creative endeavors with vegan/vegetarian dishes. Thanks for doing this giveaway! <3

    • Katie — January 16, 2015 @ 2:08 pm (#)

      Thank you so much!

  46. Steph — January 16, 2015 @ 4:54 pm (#)

    These waffles sound amazing. 

    My favorite veggie meal is roasted & caramelized sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, onion, and winter squash mixed up with some thyme, lemon, and greens thrown in at the end. Is there a name for this?

  47. Julianne — January 16, 2015 @ 9:22 pm (#)

    Just found you via instagram, saw the cover of your book and was instantly intrigued! Can’t wait to read up on your blog and book!

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