carrot cake pancakes

So I told you about that huge bag of carrots sitting in my fridge? I’ve been going to town making all sorts of carrot treats, like carrot cake Lara bars, carrot muffins, carrot cake granola, and a big ol’ carrot cake. But I was forgetting about one of my favorite kinds of cake… pancakes.

These are extremely moist, fluffy pancakes with the warm and spicy aromas of carrot cake.  Carrot cake has always been a favorite of mine, probably because it is usually covered with luscious cream cheese frosting.
Although there is no frosting on these pancakes, I made a killer cream
cheese and Greek yogurt glaze to slather on top of them. Cake for
breakfast anyone?

Plus there are a ton of fun add-ins you can throw in these pancakes, I added some big, buttery walnut pieces, some sweet, plum raisins, and topped it all off with some toasty coconut shavings. These are such a fun twist on traditional pancakes (because some one can only eat blueberry pancakes for so long…)
Do you have any funky pancake recipes?
With love,


  • 1 1/4 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves 

  • 1 egg lightly beaten

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup

    grated carrot

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese 

 In a bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Combine the egg, brown sugar, carrots, milk and vanilla in another bowl. Stir carrots into dry ingredients until just moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased griddle or skillet. Turn when bubbles form on top of the pancake, and cook until golden brown. For the cream cheese glaze, place cream
cheese, powdered sugar, and Greek yogurt in a bowl and whisk until
smooth. Add water or milk until you achieve desired consistency.

Adapted from here 

36 thoughts on “carrot cake pancakes”

    1. Thank you so much, email me and tell me how they come out! Stay tuned, I have a super great, healthy carrot cake Lara bar recipe that will be published either tonight or tomorrow morning! I'll email you when I publish it!

    2. I am a pancake fanatic and will definitely have to try these out. I am excited to see your healthy carrot cake lara bar recipe!

    1. I think the should keep OK in the fridge, but they take such little time to prepare in the morning on the griddle — and nothing beats freshly made pancakes. I would make the batter the night before, and then cook them in a skillet in the morning.

  1. This is suuuch a great alternative for lazy days when you just crave carrot cakes but don't have any patience to wait! Looks great- can't wait to try it out soon!

  2. Wow this looks delicious. I'm not usually a fan of carrot related foods, but just looking at this makes my mouth water. That topping combo looks heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just tried these and they turned out perfect!! They are delicious. I'm surprised at how successful they came out! I put 1/2 cup white flour 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/4 cup quick oats.

    1. Awesome! Ohhh hot cross bun pancakes sound delicious! Did you use Joy the Baker's recipe? I've been ogling those ever since she put them up. And I'm sure your valentine loved those! I am going to check out your recipes right now!

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