Monday, April 1, 2013

Carrot Cake Pancakes - An Easter Breakfast

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Passover.  A time for renewal. 

A day filled with good food, family and of course Easter candy.  The candy part is a tricky one for me.  Although I want my kids to enjoy the day and all that comes with it, moderation is key.  Sometimes, this can be a challenge.

One thing I can do is start their day off nutritiously.  So I made Carrot Cake Pancakes.  Filled with a substantial amount of carrots in a whole wheat base, I feel good knowing they have a good foundation in their bellies. :)

Carrot Cake Pancakes via Weelicious

  • Cook Time: 3 minutes,
  • Total Time: 15 minutes,

  • Ingredients

    • 1 cup white whole wheat flour ( I used Whole Wheat Pastry flour)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 cup peeled and finely grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)
    • 1 large egg, whisked
    • 1 cup milk ( I used Rice Milk)
    • 1 tablespoon oil


    1. 1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sugar. Add the grated carrots to the flour mixture and toss to coat.
    2. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and oil.
    3. 3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
    4. 4. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or oil.
    5. 5. Pour about 1 tablespoon of the pancake mixture onto the griddle, making as many pancakes as will fit and cook for 2 minutes.
    6. 6. Flip the pancakes and cook for one minute longer.
    7. 7. In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese and honey until thoroughly combined and serve on top of the pancakes
    These were absolutely delicious!  There's alot of carrot in here so I wondered if they would have the consistency of a fritter versus a pancake.  Each cake was light and fluffy!  The carrots were tender and the cake resembled the spice cake of a traditional carrot cake.  I think I've started a new Easter breakfast tradition!  But truly, these are delicious any time!  In fact, I'd love to make these with my rainbow carrots I will be growing in the garden this year!

      1 comment:

      1. These looks yummy - I wanted to try them but instead got requests guessed it: Lemon Chia Seed Bread! I'm with you on the candy...I think we all need a detox now! Just too much sugar! Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter! Enjoy your day my friend!