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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes October 5, 2011

Filed under: Food — Melissa @ 5:25 pm

Thanks to Pinterest (my new favorite website) I’ve been discovering and trying lots of new recipes.  I saw this recipe for carrot cake pancakes recently and the picture alone made me salivate hungry.  The problem – I don’t keep pancake mix on hand.  So, I combined it with my favorite whole wheat pancake recipe and came up with this.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. 

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes                                                                                                                                                                             Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp cloves

1 tsp salt

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup carrots, finely shredded

¼ cup pecans, chopped

Pre-heat skillet to medium low (or electric skillet to 325 degrees).  Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, spices and salt in a large bowl. 

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together milk, oil, eggs and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.  Add carrots and pecans and mix until well combined.

Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour batter onto skillet.  Flip when bubbles appear on top.  Continue cooking until both sides are golden brown. 

Serve with vanilla-honey butter and real maple syrup.  Yum.

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