Carrot Cake Pancakes

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Jun. 20, 2016

Carrot Cake Pancakes are such a fun recipe for brunch, especially for holidays or when you have friends or family over. They have all the flavors of carrot cake, but in fluffy pancake form for breakfast!


For pancake
All purpose flour 5 Ounce
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1/4 Teaspoon
Buttermilk/Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Grapeseed oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Egg 1
Chopped walnuts 2 Tablespoon
Finely grated carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For the glaze
Softened butter 3 Tablespoon
Cream cheese 2 Ounce
Powdered sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((or more, as needed)))



For pancakes

Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. In another bowl, whisk to combine the buttermilk, grapeseed oil, and egg. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until the flour is halfway incorporated. Add the walnuts and carrots, then stir until the flour pockets have disappeared, but make sure to leave lumps so you don't overstir the batter.

Portion out small scoops of the batter onto a nonstick pan set over medium high heat, and cook for a couple minutes on the first side, until bubbles form, then flip and cook for another couple minutes on the other side. Remove to a plate, then serve with the cream cheese glaze.

For the glaze

Prepare the glaze by melting the butter and cream cheese together in the microwave. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add water as needed, to thin the glaze.

*If you're using cold butter straight from the fridge, microwave the butter separately, otherwise the cream cheese will overcook in the microwave before the butter is melted.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy