Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Carrot Cake Pancakes

I love breakfast. I don't have time in the morning to make meals like this so I enjoy having breakfast for dinner. We bought some low fat cinnamon honey butter and I thought it would be perfect with these pancakes. It was perfect. I only needed a little bit but it really make the pancakes rock. It seems like a lot of carrot when you are mixing it in but it all comes out okay after you cook them. They are pretty moist with all the carrot so press the batter down pretty thin in the pan or they will be wet in the middle. You could also make some honey butter with about 3 tbsp. of butter and 2 tbsp of honey. The eggs were 1 whole egg with 2 egg whites. This definitely was a nice treat for dinner.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

5.6 oz. flour, about 1 1/4 cups
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of cloves

2 tbsp. brown sugar 
3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 cup egg beaters or 2 eggs
2 cups finely grated carrot, about 1 lb.
Cooking spray

Combine flour and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with whisk. Combine brown sugar and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just moist. Fold in the carrots. Heat pan over medium heat, coat with cooking spray, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto pan, spreading out thinner with a spatula. Cook for about 3 -4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked. Turn pancakes over, cook a few minutes or until bottoms are browned. Serve with cinnamon honey butter.

Total calories = 1338
12 pancakes = 112 per pancake

2 Carrot Cake Pancakes + 2 tsp. cinnamon honey butter + eggs + 2 oz. ham + kiwi = 519 calorie dinner.

Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. Wow I would definitely love these for dinner. I love carrot cake and breakfast foods, but like you I just don't have time in the morning.

  2. These sound scrumptious, these would give Bob Evans a run for his money. Cannot wait to try these, my husband will love these.