Carrot Cake Pancakes!

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If there’s one thing I love in this world…it’s BRUNCH.

I’m telling you — brunch is a way of life in NYC. It will literally last all day. It starts after noon, goes until you have to start thinking about work the next day, involves delicious bubbly cocktails, and is always with good company.

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The food scene is outrageous here in NYC. Brunch menus are as creative as they are diverse. You can go Cuban, French, Italian, Southern BBQ, Korean, classic American, Vegan, or the new: Instagramable cuisine…where menu items are literally created to be photographed. Welcome to Millennial existence.

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My own Instagrammable fare ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho — sometimes, when I’m feeling extra saucy, I like to cook myself brunch for dinner! I love me some pancakes. But finding a good grain free flapjack in these streets is pretty tough. However, not in my kitchen!

Introducing your newest obsession: CARROT CAKE PANCAKES

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Want to know the not-so-secret ingredient? ALMOND FLOUR! Yes! So not only were they grain and gluten free, but packed with protein and healthy fats! Not to mention, all the vitamins and minerals from the carrots too! They were fluffy and nutty and amazing as ever.

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And spoiler alert — the strawberries stole the show! I’m eeking out the last couple weeks for these fantastic summer fruits. They were sweet, succulent, and just mouth-watering in my sauce for the pancakes!

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And finally, they are Paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly with a Vegan option!

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With these pancakes, I served egg white frittata bites with spinach, mushrooms and green onions! (Which are a staple in my kitchen.) Comment below if you’d like the recipe!

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 1 – makes 5 silver dollar pancakes)

1/3 cup almond flour
3 carrots, grated
3 Tbsp raisins
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
scant 1/8 tsp (more like a sprinkle) of ground cloves
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey (Or 1 dropper-full of pure liquid stevia)
2 egg whites (Vegan option: 2 flax/chia eggs)

Sauce:
6 ripe organic strawberries, pureed

OPTIONAL: Cashew Cream (This is a show stopper)
1/3 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
5 Tbsp coconut milk (I used light)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey (OR 2 dropper-fulls of pure liquid stevia)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
((*Directions: Blend the ingredients in the food processor, scraping the sides once or twice — great as a topping for fruit, granola, cookies, or by the spoonful!*))

Tools:
Food Processor OR Stick Blender
Box Grater
Good Chef’s Knife
Clean Kitchen Towel
Mixing bowl
Whisk
Griddle or large non-stick frying pan

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Directions:
First: the strawberry sauce: Take your strawberries and puree them with either a stick blender or in the food processor. That’s it – voila!

Next, the pancakes: Grate your carrots. Afterwards, place them in a clean kitchen towel (or several paper towels, or cheesecloth) and over the sink, wring out all the excess liquid. This is an important step!

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Next, in a medium-sized bowl, whip your egg whites until they form nice peaks. In a separate, small bowl, combine your carrots, almond flour, raisins, and spices. Then, fold in your “dry” ingredients, vanilla and honey. (If using stevia – wait to add **See below.)

Then, on a hot, olive-oil-sprayed frying pan or griddle, pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Top with the pureed strawberry sauce and/or cashew cream and enjoy!

**If using stevia, wait to add it until your cakes are on the griddle. Then, drop 8 drops per pancake before you flip. Otherwise, the egg whites will deflate and you won’t get that fluffy texture!

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These pancakes were — oh my gosh — utterly amazing! They honestly tasted like carrot cake! Sweet and warm, with a nutty-spiciness from the cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. And combined with the juicy strawberry puree — it was pure bliss!

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And the texture was divine! They were outrageously light and fluffy! There was a nice texture contrast with the grated carrots, which had softened just perfectly, and then the sticky, chewy raisins. YUM.

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I just can’t get over these pancakes. They were that good!

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Who said grain free pancakes would be impossible!?!

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What’s YOUR favorite brunch or breakfast item? Are you team Sweet or team Savory?

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82 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Pancakes!

  1. Well now I’m just angry: carrot cake pancakes?! I don’t even have a kitchen to cook them in! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will undoubtedly go back to the recipe the second I get an opportunity to. It sounds great!

  2. You would like Einhorn flour. It is an ancient grain. People who have tried it who have gluten allergies have had no problems with it. You can get it either milled or is as grain.

    That is a delicious-looking recipe. It reminds me of my sister’s cooking. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks! Isnโ€™t it such a delicious ingredient?! I love how it adds a subtle nutty flavor! Hugs and love xox

  3. Sounds delicious dear. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I don’t get why I hear so many people say get away from hole grains their good for you too just as fruits and vegetables, my grandmother use to eat hole grain meats that were vegan friendly and taste as well as good for you.

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    BY FOR NOW

    1. Thanks so much Autumn! Yeah! I agree! If I didnโ€™t have Ulcerative Colitis, theyโ€™d be a staple for me. Theyโ€™re so good for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs and love xox

  4. These sound wonderful. I’m eating healthier because for the last few years I’ve gotten sick around the Fall season. I’m taking better care of myself so I can enjoy life more and because this body is not my own. A verse somewhere about us being the temple of the Holy Spirit. I enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for writing.

    1. Thank you so much Constance! Thanks for sharing that – Iโ€™m sorry you were sick! And youโ€™re so right – our bodies are temples! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    1. thank you so much! oh yes – the cashew cream is honestly so amazing – i always have some on hand in my fridge for fruit/dessert/etc. hugs xox

  5. Some day I must eat with you, dear friend – my eyes are always kidnapped by your great cooking ability and my stomach is running to you LOL

    Great, dear friend and have a happy day ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Didi

    1. oh yes!! how fun that would be! thank you so much Didi! hahah this made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ have a great day! hugs xo

  6. Carry that down the street and you’ll have at least twenty-four men falling in behind looking for a way to get their hands on it. Pick out the most handsome and tell him you’ll give him this treat once he’s given his personal information so you can do a background check on his bona fides. If he checks out you can promise him another gastronomic delight after he’s taken you on 21 restaurant dates and a few shows on Broadway. I’m assured by a Harvard Psychologist this is a winning strategy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes! whole eggs are just fine! And yes — you soak the cashews in a bowl of water overnight — and then just drain the water before you use them! they will become soft and double in size, it’s the wildest thing! plus, when you blend them in the food processor, they become incredible creamy — like whipped butter! truly a feat of nature! hgus xox

    1. hahaha oh gosh — surprisingly, these are incredibly healthy!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks sandyman! i hope you’re having an awesome week! hugs xo

    1. Aw thank you so much!! Yes, itโ€™s a bit โ€œout thereโ€ but itโ€™s really quite lovely and delicious! Hugs and love xox

      1. Haha ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ enjoy your evening!

  7. Que Rrrrrrrrrico!!!! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. Sounds delish! Unfortunately my oldest daughter is allergic to tree nuts. That knocks out most gluten free recipes for her right off the bat. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    1. Thanks Shauna! Oh shoot — can she do coconut flour or chickpea flour? both are great alternatives to almond flour! ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs xox

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