Carrot Cake Pancakes

 These pancakes from Krista of Budget Gourmet Mom are healthy because they have carrots in them, right? 

Make sure to check out Krista’s other great posts including her Apple Crisp Pancakes, Double Decker Ice Cream Sandwiches, Jicama and Sweet Potato Slaw, and S’mores Cookies.


So, guess what!?

You get to have cake for breakfast.

Let’s pretend you don’t do that already when you have leftover dessert sitting on the counter just begging to be eaten. Please. You know you do it so don’t give me that look.

Today I am making cake for breakfast completely acceptable. So no more sneaking bites when the kids aren’t looking or hiding that brownie behind your back. Today you will be sitting with your kids at the breakfast table and enjoying a huge pile of carrot cake pancakes. Cream cheese glaze and all.

I may have just become your best friend. And your kids super hero.

But before I get ahead of myself give these a try and tell me they are not the best thing since Nutella.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoon oil
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups shredded carrot

Cream Cheese Glaze

4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk or water


Preheat a skillet over medium heat.

In a medium bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar.

Add the oil, egg, buttermilk, and milk.  Stir until combined.  Fold in the carrots.

Spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray.  Cook 1/4 cup of pancake batter at a time.  Once the top begins to bubble it’s ready to flip.  Cook until each side is golden brown.  Serve immediately with the cream cheese glaze.

Cream Cheese Glaze

In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese and milk or water.  Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.  Add more milk or water until you reach the desired consistency.


I love carrot cake and these look so amazing. Thanks Krista!  

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  2. This would be quite the treat. I would have to make these on a weekend, probably in the winter so I can just lay on the couch for hours afterwards.

  3. Mmmm….Mmmm…. those look mighty tasty! I feel like grabbing a fork and digging in right now!

  4. Seriously gorgeous pancakes. I know a few people who would go nuts for these.

  5. These look amazing. carrot cake is my favorite so I’ll be adding it to the cookbook.

  6. Carrot cake for breakfast sounds perfect!!

  7. I’m finally going to be home this weekend, and I’ve gotta tell you… I cannot wait to make these pancakes! Carrot cake pancakes own my heart!

  8. Yum! Making these soon for sure!

  9. Thanks for letting me guest post today Rachel!!! I loved cooking up with these pancakes and my kids loved it too. XOXO

  10. Love Krista – these pancakes are perfect! Anytime you can get glaze for breakfast, it is a good day!

  11. Cream cheese on my pancakes, oh yes please!

  12. I have to tell you, this pancake party is KILLING me!! My favourite breakfast item of all time is pancakes … I think you’ve walked me into heaven ;) And cake for breakfast, don’t mind if I do!!

  13. Oh my goodness — I love anything carrot cake! Another excuse to enjoy it for breakfast sounds GREAT to me! ;)

  14. Cake for breakfast is the best! These look so tasty and I’m really looking forward to checking out more of Krista’s blog.

  15. I would never guess that these pancakes are made with carrots. This looks just amazing. Healthy and delicious at the same time. Perfect!

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