Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Carrot cake is one of my favorite types of cake, especially because it’s usually covered with cream cheese frosting. They’re light and fluffy with the warm spices you’d expect to find in carrot cake. I was nervous about the carrots adding too much texture, so I grated mine really fine with my microplane (the big one I’d use for Parmesan), and they were perfect. I also made honey butter to serve with the pancakes, and it really took them over the top. The syrup was completely unnecessary with all of the other flavors going on, so I’d probably skip it next time.

By Tracey

Carrot Cake Pancakes

barely adapted from Cooking Light



  • 5.6 oz (about 1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • Dash of ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (plus more for cooking)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups finely grated carrot (about 1 pound)

Honey Butter

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon


(If you aren’t going to serve the pancakes until you’ve cooked all of them, preheat oven to 200 F. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and set it inside a baking sheet then place the baking sheet in the oven.)

Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves and ginger together in a medium bowl. In a measuring cup, whisk the brown sugar, buttermilk, canola oil, vanilla and eggs until well combined. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk just until barely combined (it’s ok if the batter is lumpy). Fold in the carrots.

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet set over medium heat (or spray with nonstick cooking spray). Once the oil starts shimmering, use paper towels to wipe the pan so only a thin, even coating of oil covers the bottom and sides. Use a 1/4 cup measure to portion the batter into the pan. Cook on the first side until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface. Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook for 1-2 minutes on the second side, or until golden brown and cooked through. {If not serving immediately, transfer the pancakes to the wire rack in the oven.} Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan if necessary.

To make the butter, stir the butter, honey, salt and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Serve with the pancakes.

Makes about 12 pancakes.

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin