Thursday, September 16, 2010

Carrot Pancakes with Cream Cheese Spread

Yum! Enough said.


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup packed brown or granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream cheese spread:

4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar (approximately--adjust amount as desired)
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash ground cinnamon


In a bowl, combine flour, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, milk, carrots, and vanilla; mix well.

Stir carrot mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on the top of pancake; flip and cook until golden brown.

For topping, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve with pancakes.


  1. I've been craving pumpkin waffles, but these just might fit the bill! Pumpkin hasn't been on sale yet, but Mom and Dad brought me a bunch of carrots from their garden!

  2. Have you ever had an evening pancake party, Valerie? With all of your awesome dessert like pancakes, I just had the thought that it would make an awesome party. Which would you most highly recommend for that purpose? I want to have a party soon.

  3. Did you ever post your coconut syrup recipe? I have coconut trees in my yard.

  4. I found it! It's with the Pina Colada Waffles recipe.

  5. I love your idea of a dessert pancake party! I would have a hard time choosing just one pancake, though. One of my favorite parts of a pancake celebration is the toppings--so no matter what pancake you choose I think you should offer lots of topping choices: fruit, whipped cream, granola, chopped nuts, chocolate chips (both dark and white), a variety of syrups, peanut butter and/or Nutella, etc. With so many toppings you could actually just have buttermilk pancakes and everyone can top them however they desire. But I think it would be fun to also offer chocolate-chocolate chip pancakes and these carrot pancakes with cream cheese topping.