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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

On weekends my husband is the pancake maker, and lately he’s been on a kick to make every kind of pancake possible.  Nothing is safe.  No really.  The man loves his pancakes!  We even dreamed, way back when…a long long long time ago when we were young and carefree…of running a pancake breakfast place.  But then you know reality, it tends to set in and rain on parades.

So instead we have our own pancakepalooza on weekends at our house and I’m always eager to see what pancake plans my hubby has in store for us.  

This past weekend they were Carrot Cake pancakes. Yes please.  I love carrot cake.  Yum yum yum. The best part of this pancake?   The Cream Cheese Drizzle. Whoa Nelly.

Now don’t run away from these pancakes thinking they are any harder to make than regular pancakes, because they’re not.  They’re simple and delicious (and don’t tell anyone that they might even be good for you…)!


Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

These are amazing with Cream Cheese Drizzle.



Carrot Cake Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • chopped nuts (optional)

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk (depending on the consistency you want for your drizzle)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash cinnamon


Making the Carrot Cake Pancakes

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. In another bowl whisk together the fresh ginger, egg, brown sugar, buttermilk and vanilla.
  3. Then stir in the grated carrots, raisins and any other optional ingredients you would like.
  4. Add the carrot mix to the flour mix, and gently combine.
  5. Set the mixture aside to rest while you make the cream cheese topping.
  6. When you are ready, cook the pancakes on a medium-high grill, about 2-3 minutes per side, or until you see the bubbles popping. I use about 1/4 cup batter per pancake.

Making the Cream Cheese Drizzle

  1. We found the best way to mix this was to use a hand blender. It makes it all nice and smooth!
  2. Just put everything together and mix thoroughly. If the topping is too thick, just add milk a little bit at a time until it’s the way you like it.
  3. And serve drizzled over your yummy carrot cake pancakes. You can also serve with extra maple syrup if you wish!

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These are so delicious, but don’t be tempted to eat that cream cheese drizzle all on its own with a very large spoon…it’s not that delicious…ok…maybe it is.  😉

Have a delicious day!

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    The Duhmestic Diva
    September 27, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I’ve made pumpkin pancakes but never with cream cheese. This sounds amazing. Have to try!

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    PJ @ Planned in Pencil
    September 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    I love love love carrot cake! These look amazing!

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    Stella J
    September 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Can’t wait to try these!!

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    September 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Oh my goodness! I am soooo going to try these! Thanks for sharing!

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    September 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Shirley R.
    September 28, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    OOOOH! I am so definitely going to insist on my family trying this! Our family is a little weird, every couple weeks we have pancake and egg breakfast for supper night, and I am so trying these next time we have it!!!

    Thanks for posting this!

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    Craftberry Bush
    September 28, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    You always have the best recipes around…thanks for this da best! xo

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    Jaime Lyn
    September 28, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    Oh my goodness, great recipe, beautiful blog and sweet inspiration! Thank you SO much for linking up at Happy Hour!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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    Shelley {Crazy Wonderful}
    September 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Holy moly… I am drooling just thinking about these!!! I’ll be trying these for sure! Stopping by from the 30 Handmade Days link party!

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    September 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Looks like the perfect breakfast to me. YummY!

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    Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl
    September 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    These look amazing! I hope I could persuade you to share your recipe at my Blog Fest

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    Alicia Skousen
    September 30, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    These look so good! Maybe I can actually trick my incredibly picky five year old into eating some carrots!

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    October 1, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Okay this looks way too yummy!! I am going to have to make this asap! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes…xo

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    Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
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