Beyond spring being a wonderful time of year due to weather and produce, it’s also a great time for new cookbooks. There are so many wonderful cookbooks coming out this spring that it’s hard to know what to share. However, The Love and Lemons Cookbook is one you should definitely add to your list. These carrot waffles are the creation of Jeanine and just one of the many recipes I have on my list to try from the cookbook. The waffles are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, all without any dairy or eggs. Jeanine hit it out of the park with these waffles (and carrots were the featured produce ingredient in this week’s newsletter!)Print
- Ingredients: 2 cups (500 mL) whole spelt flour or white/wheat mix
- 2 teaspoon (10 mL) baking powder
- 2 tablespoons (30 mL) ground flaxseed
- 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) cinnamon
- 1 cup (250 mL) grated carrots
- 2 cups (500 mL) almond milk at room temperature
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons (30 mL) maple syrup, plus extra for serving
- Sea salt
- 1 recipe coconut cream (page 287 in the cookbook) (optional)
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the grated carrots, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Fold the carrot mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Scoop an appropriate amount of batter onto your waffle iron and cook until the edges are slightly crisp. Serve with maple syrup and the coconut cream, if using.
+ Reprinted from The Love & Lemons Cookbook by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Jeanine Donofrio. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews
+ Recipe is reprinted from the book. I made a couple swaps based on what I had around: chia for the flaxseed and I served the waffles with almonds and fig jam.
I think what I love most about this cookbook is how it’s broken down by ingredient with helpful tips and so many amazing recipe ideas. If you’re looking for a cookbook to be the perfect companion for all that Farmers’ market produce, this book is it. Check out a few more sample recipes from the cookbook or see more about the book on the Love and Lemons blog.