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Fancy Breakfast Friday: Carrot Waffles

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Jack woke up hungry one day last week and so we reviewed what he had eaten the day before.  Breakfast was pancakes at Dot’s Diner.  Lunch – leftover pancakes.  Dinner consisted of just one barbecued chicken leg at about 9:00 pm after baseball.  He probably had a Z-bar and a gatorade at the baseball game.  No fruits or vegetables to be found in one 24 hour period.  (He is reading over my shoulder as I type and he said, “Hey that’s not true I had watermelon.” – pronounced watermeLONE.)

Regardless, I decided I needed to make a fancy breakfast that contained a vegetable.  This recipe is adapted from Feed Zone Portables, but it requires a juicer, which I don’t have.  So I made a few changes.

Carrot Waffles

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (I only used this because I had it in the fridge.  Next time I will try with regular milk)
4 eggs
1 cup diced carrots
4 tablespoons melted butter
water

Put the diced carrots in a shallow microwave proof dish and add some water.  (2 tablespoons?) Microwave until the carrots are soft – a couple minutes)

Put the carrots in a food processor and pulse till they are very chopped.  (You could shred the carrots instead of dicing them and probably skip this step.)

Mix the dry ingredients and stir with a fork.  Whisk the eggs and butter into the buttermilk.  Mix the wet and dry ingredients and the carrots and stir until everything is just wet.  Do not over mix.

Cook in a waffle iron until the outside is crispy.  When eaten immediately, this were deliciously crispy.  When eaten later, they were nicely soft.

These were enjoyed by all, but there was a lot of crying and crabbiness shortly after breakfast, because I only ended up with 6 waffles.  And, due to the fact that it’s too hot to turn on the oven, and because I am out of practice with FBF, I didn’t make anything else to go along with it.  People were left hungry, even though these are very hearty waffles.  Some bacon and a side of fruit would have gone a long way.  I guess if people are going to be sad about breakfast, at least it’s because it was so good they wanted more.