A sweet way to make garden fresh zucchini a part of your next breakfast.
Special equipment: a waffle iron
Preheat the waffle iron to the regular setting.
Toss together the zucchini and carrots in a bowl. Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a separate bowl, then toss with the zucchini and carrots to coat them.
In a separate pitcher, mix the buttermilk, melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the zucchini mixture, stirring gently.
Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl. Add enough milk to thin it to a syrup texture. Set aside. (If your syrup is lumpy, you can strain it for a smoother finish.)
Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and scoop in the batter. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes depending on your waffle iron. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve the waffles drizzled with the cream cheese syrup.