Gluten Free Carrot Cake Waffles

Between the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, I've been feeling rather compressed, but not in the kitchen. Creating recipes gives me a respite from current news cycles and miscellaneous mental clutter because it requires me to be fully present, mentally and physically.

These gluten free carrot cake waffles are sure to inspire you the same way that my favorite summer restaurant, Luisa's, inspired this heartwarming recipe. These waffles freeze well, so you might as well make cooking them into a weekend activity and double the batch. Simply toss the frozen ones in your toaster for a breakfast so quick and carefree that you won’t carrot all!

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Waffles

Make the waffles – Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients and let rest for 5 minutes. Mix the wet and dry ingrients together. Preheat your waffle maker. Cook according to the manufacturers instructions. Serve with maple sour cream sauce.

Make the maple sour cream sauce – Whisk the maple syrup, vegan sour cream and vegan cream cheese together until smooth. 

serves 4


  • ¾ cup GF flour
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • a pinch of allspice
  • a pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans


  • ¾ cup oat milk
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup finely grated carrot
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 3 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp vegan sour cream, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp vegan cream cheese, at room temperature