Friday, December 7, 2007

carrot cake pancakes

after eating these beauties in boston, i just couldn't get the idea of carrot cake pancakes out of my head. today i gave it a shot and i think they came out pretty well. the next time i make these i think i'd sweeten the cream cheese a bit more.

carrot cake pancakes

pancakes:
2 eggs
1 c milk
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c brown sugar
2 c flour
2 tbs baking powder
1 tbs baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 c shredded carrots

maple cream cheese:
1/2 block cream cheese
1 tbs maple syrup
2 tbs chopped pecans

garnish:
chopped pecans

beat eggs, milk,vanilla extract and oil together. in a separate larger mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. mix in egg mixture. mix in shredded carrots (i used orange and yellow carrots). allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes. cook on a griddle at medium heat. cook slowly to allow the pancakes time to puff up and carrots time to cook. combine cream cheese, maple syrup and pecans. top pancakes with maple cream cheese, garnish with chopped pecans.

7 comments:

Emiline said...

I like the way you think. These sound so good! I love the maple cream cheese.

Robin Mizell said...

My sister-in-law helped me make these pancakes when she and my brother and nephew visited last weekend. Everyone thought they were delicious. Thanks to you, they might actually come back for another visit. (laughing)

Ashley V. Routson said...

Oh how I love carrot cake. Oh how I love pancakes. And oh how I love love love Boston.

*sigh*

Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since I have made a recipe that did not need any tweaking! Fabulous, my children loved these pancakes!
Andie

V. said...

I just tried your recipe and think it's wonderful. I linked it to my blog.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you don't mean teaspoons in the baking powder and baking soda additions?

heather said...

i looked back over my notes in developing this recipe, and i do mean 2 tbs. these are meant to be very fluffy, hence the extreme amount of leavening agents.