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How to make the best carrot cake pancakes - This simple and easy recipe is also super healthy! Can be made for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Brown sugar and cinnamon make them a little sweet and very tasty, a hit with kids and adults.

How to Make Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes - A Delicious & Easy Recipe

This easy carrot cake pancakes recipe is healthy and delicious! With walnuts or pecans and white raisins, it has all the flavors of your favorite sweet cake in a savory meal. Serve with cream cheese maple syrup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pancakes


  • 2 cups buttermilk pancake mix plus ingredients to make the batter
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts chopped, toasted
  • 1/4 cup white raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Dash ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups carrot finely grated, about 1 pound
  • Cooking spray


  • In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix, nuts, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and pancake mix requirements (eggs, water, oil, etc) in a separate bowl. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in 2 cups carrot.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spoon batter by ¼-cup mounds onto pan, spreading with a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 1 minute or until bottoms are lightly browned. Be careful not to undercook them or the carrots will be crunchy.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining batter.
  • Serve warm with butter and syrup, with cream cheese syrup (link in notes below), or with honey butter.


These are delicious served with cream cheese syrup, regular maple syrup, or honey butter.
My favorite pancake mixes are Krusteaz Protein Pancake Mix (has gluten) and Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix (gluten-free). Both are excellent in this recipe and in general for that matter.
This recipe comes from the ebook Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything. It's a collection of tips and recipes designed to put the kitchen tools you rarely use (like your bundt pan, muffin tin, and cheese grater) to frequent use in healthy and delicious ways.
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