Carrot Cake Isn’t Just For Dessert, Have It First Thing In The Morning

December 6, 2019
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Carrot Cake Pancake

Morning pancakes made from carrot cake flavored pancake batter.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Author David Lee


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tspn kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tspn allspice
  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 10 tbsp cream cheese
  • 10 tspn maple syrup


  1. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs in another bowl.

  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold with a rubber spatula until combined. Then fold in grated carrots.

  4. Let batter rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.

  5. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. When butter is bubbling, add ⅓ cup of batter to pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles start appearing on surface. Flip pancake over and cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.

  6. Serve pancakes with cream cheese, a drizzle of maple syrup, and walnuts.


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