Skip to main content

Carrot Cake Pancakes


This month's Taste of Home Bakeable challenge is carrot cake. One of the suggestions given were Leanne G's Carrot Cake Pancakes. We're big fans of pancakes and I had everything on hand. 


Once the carrots are shredded everything else for the batter comes together really quickly.  I used a cookie scoop to drop it onto the skillet which keeps them all nice and uniform.  They're so fluffy and you can see the pieces of carrot on the top and sides.

I omitted the cinnamon addition to the maple syrup and I didn't reduce it.  Real NH maple syrup is delicious on its own.  I dolloped the cream cheese mixture on, then some shredded carrots, but I wanted another crunchy element.

I decided to do some candied pecans for a topper. It's super simple, you just add the nuts, brown sugar and a little bit of water to a skillet over medium heat. Toss until the sugar is dissolved and the pecans are coated and then move them to parchment to cool.  

I made a double batch and froze some for Easter breakfast.  I'll pull them out the night before and reheat them in the toaster. If you'd like to check out the monthly Bakeable challenges you can find the details here:


Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, glazed (see note)
  • Finely shredded carrots


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in carrots.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a nonstick skillet or a greased hot griddle. Turn pancakes when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and milk.
  5. Serve pancakes with cream cheese mixture and syrup; top with glazed pecans and shredded carrots.


For the candied pecans, combine 1/4c brown sugar and 1/2T water in a skillet. Whisk over medium heat until smooth. Add 1/2 cup pecan halves. Stir to coat well. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Spread on parchment and cool completely.

Slightly adapted from:

Carrots, pecans, pancakes, syrup
Breakfast, dessert,


Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Dunkin Donuts Bacon and Cheddar Omelet Bites

Since I already came up with a version of Dunkin Donuts new Egg White & Veggie Omelet Bites for myself, I decided to make the other variety that they are offering, Bacon & Cheddar, for my husband. Super simple.  Beat up some eggs with salt and pepper.  Add in some shredded cheddar and a slice of bacon cut into 1/4" pieces (I used kitchen shears).  Bake them for about 9 minutes in sprayed mini donut pans. They baked up light and fluffy.  The bacon stayed crisp and there's just the perfect amount of cheese.   I split them up into portions in zip top bags and that way we can just grab a bag and warm them up. My husband laughed when I told him 3 is the serving size.  I'll definitely be doubling the recipe next time! ************************* Copycat Dunkin Donuts Bacon & Cheddar Omelette Bites Print With Image Without Image Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal Ingredients 4 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3T shredded cheddar cheese 1 slice cooked ba

Copycat Dunkin Donuts Egg White & Veggie Omelet Bites

I'm a huge fan of the Dunkin Donuts Power Breakfast sandwich, so when I started seeing ads for the new Egg White & Veggie Omelet Bites I stopped in and gave them a try.  They were delicious, but of course, I knew I could make them at home.  I started with the whites of six eggs. You can use pasturized whites if you don't want to do the whole separating, finding a use for the yolks thing.  I beat them up with some salt and pepper. Next up, the tomato and spinach.  I used grape tomatoes, seeded them and then chopped them into 1/4" pieces. I like baby spinach, and I took about 10 leaves and chopped those up into 1/4" pieces as well. I added that to the egg mixture.  When you pour it into the pans, be sure that it all gets evenly distributed.   They bake up pretty quickly, around 9 minutes or so.  Dunkin gives you two egg bites, the mini donut serving size is three. I pop them in ziplocs in the fridge and just pull a bag and reheat them in the microwave for a quick

Speedy Shepherd's Pie- Taste of Home 100 Family Meals cookbook

How often does your family eat meals together?  My husband worked second shift for over a decade, and it was a rare occasion for us all to sit down at the same time and eat.    Once he went to a better schedule, mealtime moved back to the table.   This past fall, we bought a house, and in the chaos of moving, we drifted away again.    Son likes to eat in front of the computer or phone, husband in front of the tv.   I'm guilty too, sometimes the jigsaw puzzle I'm working on can render the dining room table unusable for days. Looking for inspiration, I turned to Taste of Home's 100 Family Meals .  As you can see by the number of pages I marked, there's lots to be found! There are suggestions for entire meals, complete with a list of groceries you need.    It's well categorized for easy mixing and matching too.       The first recipe I chose was Speedy Shepherd's Pie.    It's a fun twist on the traditional version, using taco seasoned meat as the base.