RecipeZucchini-Carrot Waffles with Spicy Maple Syrup

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 3 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 210 g

My zucchini-carrot waffles (with or without the spicy, drippy maple syrup) is a recipe you will love a whole brunch! The waffles are moist and flavorful, and the grated veggies lend a colorful confetti that brings a sense of celebration to each bite. The fresh herbs steal the show, and you can use whatever aromatic green gems tickle your tastebuds. And while I highly recommend drizzling my Sriracha maple syrup over the top— oh my goodness, it fills each pocket with addictive sweet heat!—you can also opt for plain maple syrup or a dollop of yogurt. 

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes ~10 waffles


  • 3 cups grated carrots*
  • 3 cups grated zucchini, skin on*
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup minced herbs of choice (dill, basil, thyme, tarragon, parsley, etc)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour**
  • • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Spicy Maple Syrup

  • • ½ cup maple syrup
  • • 2-4 teaspoons sriracha

*Use the largest hole of a box grater. Measure 3 cups grated zucchini prior to draining (after draining it will be less).

**May swap in oat flour, all-purpose flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour, or chickpea flour. This does not work with almond flour.


Drain the grated zucchini with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Add drained zucchini to a large mixing bowl with all other ingredients. Mix until well blended.

Heat the waffle iron and mist with nonstick oil spray. Once heated, add a heaping ¼ cup batter to each waffle compartment, close lid and cook for about 15 minutes. Because it’s a veggie-based batter, it’ll take longer than traditional flour waffles. When the waffles are ready, use a fork or bamboo skewer to carefully loosen the edges and lift them out of each compartment. Serve immediately or place them on a baking sheet in a low oven to keep warm until your batches are complete and you’re ready to eat.

Serve with a dollop of yogurt or drizzle of maple syrup on top. If you’re a fellow spice lover, try mixing a squirt of sriracha sauce with maple syrup for a fiery kick! Yum!

Nutrition provided per waffle. Add 20 calories per teaspoon spicy maple syrup. 

Enjoy your waffles with Baked “Fried” Chicken!