Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free & dairy free!)

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free & dairy free!)
Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free & dairy free!)

I believe that is the earliest Easter I can bear in mind and should 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 another simple, festive carrot cake-flavored recipe that’s excellent on your brunch desk.

I dreamed up these carrot cake pancakes a couple of years again and are available again to them on a regular basis as a result of they’re SO fluffy and severely 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!

Anyhow, 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!

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Pancake batter made proper within the blender

What I really like about these carrot cake pancakes is how easy they’re to whip up. You simply want a blender, a couple of pantry staples and a nonstick pan. Add all of the substances 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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Every thing you must make carrot cake pancakes

These wholesome carrot cake pancakes are made with tremendous easy substances that hold them gluten free, dairy free and filled with each fruits & veggies—making them excellent for teenagers! Listed below are the substances 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 should you give it a strive!
  • Unsweetened almond milk: for extra moisture. Please be aware that you should utilize any milk you need on this recipe!
  • Maple syrup: so as to add a natural sweetness. Be at liberty to make use of coconut sugar or honey as properly.
  • 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 minimize 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 deliver the flavors collectively.
  • Combine-ins: you’ll stir in shredded carrots (as a result of they’re carrot cake pancakes, in fact), after which I like so as to add chopped walnuts or pecans for crunch & omega-3s, and raisins. Nuts and raisins are completely elective however additional scrumptious!

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Easy ingredient swaps

I really like that these carrot cake pancakes are filled with fridge and pantry staples, however should you’re out of something right here’s what I can recommend for swaps:

  • Out of applesauce? Be at liberty to sub in a mashed ripe banana.
  • Swap your sweetener. As an alternative of maple syrup, it’s also possible to use coconut sugar or honey.
  • Select your milk. I prefer to hold these pancakes dairy free by utilizing unsweetened almond milk, however be at liberty 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 should you do!

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How one can make carrot cake pancakes within the blender

One of the best half about this carrot cake pancakes is how simple they’re to make proper in your blender! Remember to take a look at my finest ideas & methods for making pancakes, too.

  1. Mix the bottom. Place your entire substances moreover 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 aspect. 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. In the event you discover that pancakes are browning too rapidly, then you must decrease the warmth. I usually begin on medium warmth, then scale 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 just 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 too can 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 one 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 so that they aren’t touching and place within the freezer for half-hour, then place them in freezer protected 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.

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Wholesome Carrot Cake Pancakes

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Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Serves3 servings

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

Substances

  • ½ cup (125g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • cup (80g) unsweetened almond milk (or milk of selection)
  • 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 the entire substances (moreover the carrots, walnuts and raisins) to a blender and mix on excessive till utterly easy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir within the carrots, chopped walnuts and raisins (DO NOT BLEND).

  • Frivolously 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 a couple of bubbles alongside the perimeters.

  • Flip desserts and cook dinner till golden brown on underside. In the event you discover that pancakes are browning too rapidly, then you must decrease the warmth. I usually begin on medium warmth, then scale 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 just 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 really like topping these pancakes with almond butter or cream cheese and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. You too can 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 so that they aren’t touching and place within the freezer for half-hour, then place them in freezer protected 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.

Vitamin

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

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures 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.