Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Carrot Cake Pancakes

So, apparently, yesterday was National Pancake Day.
How do these things go by without me knowing about them?
I don't know. Oh, well.

We actually had these pancakes a couple of weeks ago.
The recipe stuck out to me, when I was flipping through a copy of Cooking Light and I really loved the whole idea of these pancakes.
Anytime you can get vegetables in, the recipe has the word cake in it, and it is considered breakfast food- you can bet I will give it a try.

My family wasn't so sure though. They had me whip up a batch of Buttermilk Pancakes too, just in case they didn't like the Carrot Cake ones.
I didn't care, because if they didn't like them, that just meant there would be more leftovers for me to enjoy on another day.

This recipe was a even split. Half of my family liked it and half of them didn't. Everyone still ate at least one, but a few family members didn't appreciate all the "stuff" they had packed inside.
I don't mind pancakes with "stuff", so I just put the leftover pancakes in a baggie, placed them in the freezer and we warmed them in the toaster later that week.

I don't want you to think that these are light and fluffy pancakes. They aren't. But, keep in mind they aren't meant to be light and fluffy. They have a similar texture to actual carrot cake, which is usually more dense than light.
I used pecans instead of walnuts and I didn't make the honey butter. We just drizzled these with honey.

The great thing about these pancakes is that they are tasty enough to be eaten without any syrup or honey, which makes for a quick breakfast on the go or snack, if you make them and freeze some for later.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes

I also made these Basic Buttermilk Pancakes


Sophie said...

I'm impressed that these have a texture similar to carrot cake! So sad I missed pancake day, though :(... definitely one of my favorite foods :0).

Eliana said...

These sound amazing! I am addicted to carrot cake and didn't realize I could make it into pancakes. Will have to try to make these for myself very soon.

Maria said...

These have been on my list for awhile now. Maybe this weekend. I have carrots to use up!

Monika said...

My initial thought? A healthy way to enjoy carrot cake - fantastic! My next thought? I wonder how amazing these would be sandwiching some cream cheese icing in the middle - fantastic! Another not-so-healthy way to enjoy carrot cake!

Bella Baker said...

well I love carrot cake, so I bet I would really enjoy these! I had no idea about national pancake day!!!

Cathy said...

I will love these - no doubt whatsoever. I may make them for David and myself this weekend, and my picky kids can have Eggos!

Jamie said...

I saw these pancakes in CL magazine and had bookmarked them. Good to see someone else make them first. Thanks for your review. I want to try them and see who likes them in my family.

Peggy said...

Mary Ann I can honestly say I have never heard of carrot cake pancakes, but they sound delicious!! I bet I would love these.

Valerie said...

I've never thought of a carrot pancake. I like carrot cake so I'll have to try these.