Carrot Cake Protein Waffles
Patiently waiting for spring to arise and there’s no better way to enjoy the taste of the season then with a carrot cake. Carrot Cake always brings me to the fondest memories of Easter, the hope of warmer weather and a summer in-sight. Therefore, I was so excited to see Pancakes' Pancakes come out with a seasonal carrot cake pancake/waffle mix, so we can bask in the enjoyment of the season year-round.
Pro tip for buying Pamcakes’ Pancakes: Stock up on the seasonal mixes! The shelf life is long enough, and I love being able to enjoy gingerbread waffles in July. Because in reality... who says flavors must stick to certain seasons.
While you can keep it simple and easy with the carrot cake, Pamcakes' Pancakes mix by just adding water. I also like to find a nice balance of playing around to amplify the mixes with more flavor, more nutrition, and more fun every now and then.
Carrot cake is always a harder flavor to find add-ins for, but I have discovered that adding a mashed banana into the mix is LIFE-CHANGING! You seriously cannot go wrong with a Banana Carrot Cake flavor.
2 servings Pancakes' Pancakes Carrot Cake Protein Waffle/Pancake Mix (Code KatieKreates saves you 10%)
1 small banana or ¾ of a large banana
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
4 tbsp liquid egg whites
2 tbsp baking powder
Topping of choice
To start off, heat up your waffle maker of choice (I love the Dash waffle makers). For Easter, I’ll be making these in my Dash bunny waffle maker. Then grab all your ingredients to begin mixing.
I like to begin the mixing process by mashing the banana in a mini bowl. It's such a wonderful therapeutic way to start/end the day. Then you’ll add all your ingredients into the mix. The 2 servings of carrot cake protein mix, the mashed banana, a scoop of vanilla protein powder and the baking powder.
For protein powder, I tend to always use the Iconic vanilla protein powder flavor as it's the best vanilla protein powder I have found on the market so far.
On top of the baking powder, add in the liquid egg whites and the water to preferred consistency. I don’t measure out the water, I just go with what I need. The water, liquid egg whites and baking powder create a reaction that makes the waffles fluffier and who doesn’t love fluffy waffles!
Whisk the batter together to preferred consistency and lightly spray your waffle maker with baking spray to avoid sticking. I tend to wipe them down after the initial spray as well. Once heated use a tbsp to add your batter to the waffle makers.
This recipe pairs so well with so many toppings. During my Disney College Program, I discovered the wonderful world of Noops oat milk pudding and was absolutely OBSESSED with pairing this recipe with the chocolate oat milk pudding! However, the oat milk pudding is hard to find.
I pair this recipe a lot with Greek yogurt for additional protein. You can also add some whipped cream on top, whipped cream cheese (for the cream cheese frosting effect), or my protein fluff topping which is another solid option!