Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free & dairy free!)


I feel that is the earliest Easter I can keep in mind and in case you’re scrambling a bit like I’m, I’ve acquired you coated with tons of scrumptious Easter recipes right here. Earlier than we head into the weekend I wished to share yet another straightforward, festive carrot cake-flavored recipe that’s good to your brunch desk.

I dreamed up these carrot cake pancakes just a few years again and are available again to them on a regular basis as a result of they’re SO fluffy and critically style like a slice of carrot cake. These pancakes had been a results of me discovering carrots in my fridge and oats within the pantry — and admittedly impressed by my obsession with all issues carrot cake. In case you missed it, I’ve 7 carrot cake-inspired recipes right here!

In any case, these lovely springy pancakes are gluten free, come collectively proper in your blender, and have all of these yummy carrot cake mix-ins. Kiddos will love these!

stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

Pancake batter made proper within the blender

What I like about these carrot cake pancakes is how easy they’re to whip up. You simply want a blender, just a few pantry staples and a nonstick pan. Add all of the components minus the mix-ins to a blender and also you’ve acquired your self a simple carrot cake pancake batter that’s made with none flour — simply oats! Yum.

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carrot cake pancake batter in a blender

Every little thing it’s good to make carrot cake pancakes

These wholesome carrot cake pancakes are made with tremendous easy components that hold them gluten free, dairy free and full of each fruits & veggies—making them good for teenagers! Listed below are the components you want:

  • Unsweetened applesauce: applesauce retains these pancakes tremendous moist and flavorful, and provides a contact of pure sweetness from fruit.
  • Eggs: these will assist your carrot cake pancakes keep collectively properly. I haven’t examined with a flax egg however let me know in case you give it a strive!
  • Unsweetened almond milk: for added moisture. Please be aware that you should use any milk you need on this recipe!
  • Maple syrup: so as to add a pure sweetness. Be at liberty to make use of coconut sugar or honey as effectively.
  • Rolled oats: quaint rolled oats make the pancakes good and hearty! Be at liberty to make use of gluten free rolled oats, however don’t use metal lower oats.
  • Baking powder: to make the pancakes tremendous fluffy.
  • Spices: I used cinnamon & nutmeg on this recipe for a comfortable carrot cake flavaaaa.
  • Salt: only a pinch to convey the flavors collectively.
  • Combine-ins: you’ll stir in shredded carrots (as a result of they’re carrot cake pancakes, after all), after which I like so as to add chopped walnuts or pecans for crunch & omega-3s, and raisins. Nuts and raisins are completely non-compulsory however further scrumptious!

stack of gluten free carrot cake pancakes topped with yogurt, walnuts and coconut

Easy ingredient swaps

I like that these carrot cake pancakes are full of fridge and pantry staples, however in case you’re out of something right here’s what I can counsel for swaps:

  • Out of applesauce? Be at liberty to sub in a mashed ripe banana.
  • Swap your sweetener. As an alternative of maple syrup, you too can use coconut sugar or honey.
  • Select your milk. I wish to hold these pancakes dairy free through the use of unsweetened almond milk, however be happy to make use of any milk you’d like.
  • Go nut free. The walnuts and/or pecans add a scrumptious crunch, however you possibly can simply omit them!

Can I make them vegan?

I haven’t examined these carrot cake pancakes with flax eggs, however let me know within the feedback in case you do!

drizzling syrup on a stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

How you can make carrot cake pancakes within the blender

The perfect half about this carrot cake pancakes is how straightforward they’re to make proper in your blender! Make sure to try my finest ideas & tips for making pancakes, too.

  1. Mix the bottom. Place your whole components apart from the mix-ins right into a blender and mix till easy, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the mix-ins. Stir in your shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins.
  3. Cook dinner one facet. Add olive oil, coconut oil or vegan butter to a griddle or giant nonstick pan and place over medium warmth. Add carrot cake pancake batter 1/3 cup at a time and use a spoon to unfold it out a bit into circles. Cook dinner for about 2-4 minutes or till golden brown and tiny bubbles seem across the edges.
  4. Flip these infants & repeat. Flip pancakes and cook dinner till golden brown on underside. When you discover that pancakes are browning too rapidly, then it’s good to decrease the warmth. I usually begin on medium warmth, then cut back to medium low later in order that my pancakes don’t burn. If at any level your griddle begins smoking, it means your pan is simply too scorching. Wipe skillet clear and repeat with extra oil and remaining batter.
  5. Serve & get pleasure from! Serve pancakes with almond butter, cream cheese or yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup!

Make forward & hold pancakes heat

You can too make these gluten free carrot cake pancakes forward of time and hold them heat within the oven. Merely place oven at 200 levels F, then add pancakes to a baking sheet or oven-safe plate and place within the oven till able to serve.

How you can freeze pancakes

If you wish to make your carrot cake pancakes forward of time and serve them at a later date, you possibly can place the pancakes on a baking sheet in order that they aren’t touching and place within the freezer for half-hour, then place them in freezer secure containers and freeze for as much as 3 months. As soon as able to reheat, merely add pancakes to a plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds or till heat.

plate of healthy carrot cake pancakes

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Wholesome Carrot Cake Pancakes

stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Serves3 servings

Fluffy, wholesome carrot cake pancakes made proper in your blender with scrumptious spices. These straightforward carrot cake pancakes are dairy free, naturally sweetened and full of yummy mix-ins like walnuts and raisins. Prime with almond butter, cream cheese or yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup for a beautiful, cozy breakfast!

Components

  • ½ cup (125g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • cup (80g) unsweetened almond milk (or milk of alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar or honey)
  • 1 ½ cups (143g) quaint rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Combine-ins:
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded carrots (shred with a cheese grater)
  • ¼ cup (28g) chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 tablespoons (30g) raisins
  • For cooking:
  • Olive oil or coconut oil, for cooking

Directions

  • Add all the components (apart from the carrots, walnuts and raisins) to a blender and mix on excessive till fully easy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir within the carrots, chopped walnuts and raisins (DO NOT BLEND).

  • Calmly coat a griddle with coconut oil or olive oil and place over a medium warmth. As soon as the pan is scorching, add about 1/3 cup of the batter to the griddle for every pancake and use a spoon to unfold them out a bit into circles; cook dinner for 2-4 minutes till pancakes barely puff up and also you see just a few bubbles alongside the perimeters.

  • Flip desserts and cook dinner till golden brown on underside. When you discover that pancakes are browning too rapidly, then it’s good to decrease the warmth. I usually begin on medium warmth, then cut back to medium low later in order that my pancakes do not burn. If at any level your griddle begins smoking, it means your pan is simply too scorching.

  • Wipe skillet clear and repeat with extra oil and remaining batter. Makes 6 pancakes complete. Serves 3, 2 pancakes every.

Recipe Notes

I like topping these pancakes with almond butter or cream cheese and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. You can too prime them with yogurt! Yum.
To freeze pancakes: if you wish to make your carrot cake pancakes forward of time and serve them at a later date, you possibly can place the pancakes on a baking sheet in order that they aren’t touching and place within the freezer for half-hour, then place them in freezer secure containers and freeze for as much as 3 months. As soon as able to reheat, merely add pancakes to a plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds or till heat.

Diet

Serving: 2pancakesEnergy: 351calCarbohydrates: 52.4gProtein: 11.5gFats: 12.8gSaturated Fats: 1.3gFiber: 7.1gSugar: 18.8g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Images by: Eat Love Eats

Recipe initially printed March thirtieth, 2020, republished March twenty third, 2021, republished once more April ninth, 2022, and republished March twenty eighth, 2024.

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