Carrot Cake Pancakes 29-Mar-2012

Categories: breakfast Tags: pancakes

A super delicious kind of pancakes.



  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups carrots, finely shredded (about 3 to 4 carrots)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or raisins (optional)
  • Cooking spray

Drizzle (optional)

  • 2 ounces neufachtel cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons skim milk (suggested amount; adjust to desired consistency)



  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla until combined.

  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and gently stir until blended. Fold in carrots (and nuts/raisins, if using). Let batter sit for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat large nonstick skillet or griddle to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

  5. Pour batter onto griddle (2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup, depending on desired size of pancakes). Flip pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked (about 2-3 minutes). Cook the other side until set (about 2 minutes). Serve warm with Cream Cheese Drizzle (optional).


  1. Cream Cheese Drizzle: beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk until well-blended. Add milk by the tablespoonful, adjusting to desired consistency).