With Halloween fast approaching and the autumnal weather setting in, I thought it was time to make a seasonal breakfast combining the taste of carrot cake with light, fluffy pancakes. I’m a huge fan of carrot cake, it’s a flavourful, yet moist bake and a classic for good reason. If you haven’t made carrot cake before, I would recommend checking out my Carrot Cake Loaf Cake or my Carrot & Orange Cupcakes.
The pancake recipe below makes approximately 8 pancakes which can be enjoyed with natural yoghurt, maple syrup and a decorative topping of grated carrot and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Alternatively I can imagine they would pair well with a couple of rashers of streaky bacon, or a sprinkling of walnuts. Let me know how you serve them! The recipe is gluten free and lactose-free, however could be adapted to be dairy free if using a plant-based milk alternative.
I’ve added an optional stage to the recipe. I personally enjoy the carrot texture within the pancakes, but if you’d prefer a smooth pancake, pop the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth before cooking.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
- 125 g Gluten free plain flour
- 1 Egg
- 150 ml Lactose-free milk
- 2 tbsp Caster sugar
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1 Carrot (grated)
- 1 tbsp Lactose-free yoghurt
- 25 ml Maple syrup
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, egg, milk, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and carrot. Whisk until smooth.
- Optional: Place the ingredients in a food processor and blitz to create a smooth mixture.
- Heat a little oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat.
- Add the pancake mixture using a ladle at a time. I use a spatula to maintain the circular shape and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Flip the pancake over and cook for another minute or so on the other side.
- Repeat this until all the batter is used up (you may need to add a little more oil in between).
- Serve with natural yoghurt and maple syrup. Alternatively, you might like to add walnuts or a rasher or two of streaky bacon, it's up to you.
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Let me know if you give my autumnal Carrot Cake Pancakes a try, I’d love to hear what you think!