Hearty Carrot Cake Pancakes
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 2-3
 
Soft, moist, sweet, and hearty, these carrot cake pancakes beat any carrot cake. Made with quinoa, oats, and carrots, these pancakes are a powerhouse of goodness. Packed with all the nutrients you want to start your day with, these pancakes are not only delicious, but also good for you. Inspired by Smitten Kitchen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oatmeal flour, made by processing ½ cup GF old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup quinoa flour
  • 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oatmeal, GF if necessary
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. grated nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots, from 2 medium carrots
  • 2 tbsp. butter for cooking
  • Good quality maple syrup as needed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl place oatmeal flour, quinoa flour, oatmeal, salt, spices and sugar. Stir until evenly distributed. In a separate bowl whisk together egg, coconut oil, milk and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry. Add finely grated carrots, and combine ingredients until just well incorporated. Do not over mix.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a baking sheet in oven where you will keep pancakes warm as you cook batter.
  3. To make pancakes, start by placing a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Scoop about ¼ cup worth of batter per pancakes onto warm skillet. Cook, flipping once, until both sides are golden, about 3 minutes on each side. Unlike traditional pancakes, these don’t bubble as much to indicate they are halfway done. Since the batter is thick, test for doneness after three minutes. If golden brown, turn, then cook flip side. When first batch of pancakes is ready transfer onto baking sheet to keep warm.
  4. Add another tablespoon of butter and cook the second half of the batter.
  5. Serve warm with a generous drizzle of good quality maple syrup.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/hearty-carrot-cake-pancakes/