Hello there! It's my wife's favorite season of the year—Fall, and for some reason I too do love the little nip in the air, and start celebrating all things gourd and cinnamon. For that reason I woke up craving some pumpkin pancakes but we had no pumpkin. So that was an issue. But guess what I did find some carrots! And one thing led to another and our family of three settled on Carrot Cake Pancakes! Woohoo!! Off we go!
These Carrot Cake Pancakes should just replace the standard plain pancakes! Cinnamon, nutmeg, moist carrots and soft puffy pancakes are just like carrot cakes but without the hassle of baking a whole 9 inch cake! Geeenius!!
Since this was an impromptu thang, I don't have step by step photos ya guys! But I do have an stupidly simple recipe!
Easy Carrot Cake Pancakes
Makes 6 medium pancakes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1 1⁄4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup finely shredded carrots (squeezed well to get rid of excess water content)
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1/2 cup Raisins (soaked in warm water for 10 mins)
- 1/4 cup grated coconut (optional)
- Maple syrup as desired
- fresh fruit as desired
Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and powder and mix well.
Break the egg into the bowl and give it a gentle mix. Now add the vanilla, coconut and carrots and mix again.
Finally add the milk little by little, till you have cake batter like thick consistency. If you like your pancakes a bit thinner, just add a tiny bit more milk. But you want your batter to look thick and gooey. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, heat up a pan on medium high heat.
When the pan gets hot, pour a 2-3" dollop of batter on the pan and leave it to spread around on it's own. it should spread out to a 5-6" pancake. Add 6-8 raisins on top, spread them around evenly.
When you see bubbles forming on the top (in about 1-2 minutes) flip them, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Remove pancakes and repeat for the rest of the batter.
Brunch is done and here are some photos!
Hope you guys are having an awesome weekend so far! Enjoy the season and all the pumpkin-ness that comes with it :)
Love and Nomaste.