Cheesy Carrot Waffles

4.20 from 10 votes

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As moms, we’re always on the lookout for creative ways to add vegetables into our toddlers’ diets. Enter Cheesy Carrot Waffles! These savory waffles are a delightful combination of carrots and cheddar cheese, making them both nutritious and delicious. They are perfect for lunch or a snack, and they’re sure to become a favorite with your little ones.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Shred the Carrot: Start by shredding the carrot using a grater. Ensure the shreds are fine enough to blend well with the other ingredients.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the shredded carrot, shredded cheddar cheese, egg, and garlic powder. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Preheat and Grease Waffle Maker: Preheat your mini waffle maker and lightly grease it with cooking spray or a little bit of oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Cook the Waffles: Spoon the cheesy carrot mixture onto the waffle maker, spreading it out evenly. Close the lid and cook for about 2-2.5 minutes, or until the waffle maker’s light turns off. If the waffle isn’t sticking together, it might need a little more cooking time.
  5. Serve: Carefully remove the waffle and let it cool slightly before serving to your toddler.

Why This Recipe is Great for Toddlers and Families:

  1. Nutritious: These waffles are packed with the goodness of carrots and cheddar cheese. Carrots provide essential vitamins and fiber, while cheddar cheese adds protein and calcium. This combination makes for a balanced, nutrient-rich snack.
  2. Kid-Friendly: The savory flavor and fun shape of these waffles make them appealing to toddlers. The familiar taste of cheese combined with the mild sweetness of carrots creates a delicious snack that even picky eaters will enjoy.
  3. Easy to Make: With just a few simple ingredients and steps, these waffles are quick and easy to prepare. Perfect for busy mornings or afternoons when you need a wholesome snack in a hurry.
  4. Versatile: These waffles can be served on their own, or you can pair them with dips like hummus or yogurt for added flavor. They’re great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack, and they’re easy to pack for on-the-go meals.

Storage Instructions:

  • Refrigerator: Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in a toaster or microwave before serving.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, freeze the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored for up to 2 months. To reheat, pop them in the toaster or microwave until warm.
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4.20 from 10 votes

Cheesy Carrot Waffles

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions 

  • Start by shredding the carrot using a grater. Ensure the shreds are fine enough to blend well with the other ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine the shredded carrot, shredded cheddar cheese, egg, and garlic powder. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Preheat your mini waffle maker and lightly grease it with cooking spray or a little bit of oil to prevent sticking.
  • Spoon the cheesy carrot mixture onto the waffle maker, spreading it out evenly. Close the lid and cook for about 2-2.5 minutes, or until the waffle maker’s light turns off. If the waffle isn't sticking together, it might need a little more cooking time.
  • Carefully remove the waffle and let it cool slightly before serving to your toddler.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So easy and yummy! I bought pre-shredded carrots and mixed everything in a food processor. Turned out great.