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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: These pancakes are everything you love about Carrot Cake but now you can how it for breakfast! Win Win
Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Learn how to make my Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, an amazing over-the-top recipe so you can have your cake for breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 cups (5 ½oz /150g) chopped carrots
  • 1 ¼ cups (10floz/280ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 ¼ cups (6 ¼oz/180g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (1 ½ oz / 45g) brown sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) heavy cream
  1. In a blender add in chopped carrots and pulse until fine.
  2. To the carrots, add the milk, vanilla, egg, raisins and pulse until well blended and the mix turns orange. The mix will get thick.

  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

  4. Add the carrot mixture and oil to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Don't over-mix or your pancakes will end up flat and tough.

  5. Heat a griddle to medium heat. It’s important to have a steady medium heat for cooking pancakes. When griddle is hot, add a little butter.

  6. Scoop a big spoonful of batter onto the griddle. Cook on first side until bubbles form all over the top of the pancake and the edges begin to change color. These bubbles are important to hold up your pancake.
  7. Flip pancake and cook 1 to 2 minutes on second side.
  8. For the Cream Cheese Frosting: Place the cream cheese, sugarand vanilla in the bowl of your stand mixer or hand mixer and beat until the cream cheese is smooth.

  9. Add in the cream and continue to beat until the mix thickens, around 2 minutes.
  10. Serve a big dollop of the Cream Cheese Frosting on top of your pancakes, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle over some toasted walnuts. Everything combined makes the most incredible stack of pancakes.
Recipe Notes

Brown Sugar: Use white sugar instead if you don’t have brown.

If you have any left over, you can always wrap them in foil and heat them up in a low oven.