Carrot Pancakes

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When I think about Easter, I think about bunny rabbits. And when I think about bunny rabbits, I think about carrots! So in honor of this holiday we're going to have some fun and make carrot pancakes for Easter brunch. We did a test run for this recipe 2 weeks ago and I couldn't believe how yummy it turned out. Pancakes are certainly delicious on their own, but when you add finely shredded carrots, walnuts and a touch of cinnamon to the mix, it gives them a wonderful added texture and flavor. And as good as these pancakes are dipped in a bit of maple syrup or honey, they're just as delicious on their own.

Whether you're making brunch this Easter for a big group or just staying home with your family, these carrot pancakes are a healthy spring treat that your little bunnies are sure to love.

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Carrot Pancakes (Makes 20-25 Pancakes)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 1/2 Cups Carrots, shredded fine (about 3 small carrots)
  • Butter or Oil for cooking

Preparation

1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

2. In another bowl, place sugar, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, carrot and eggs and mix.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or oil.

5. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

6. Serve with honey or maple syrup.

To Freeze: Allow to cool, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, place in toaster oven or oven at 300 and heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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23 comments

  • Julie P.

    I'm worried about the walnuts here. At what age would you offer these to your children?

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    • Catherine

      As soon as they could start chewing, I would suggest after age one or when babies have teeth. You can not put the nuts in or just chop them very small if you are worried. Both kids loved them!

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  • Lettie

    Do you think a recipes like this one, made with green peace instead of carrots will do well? what would you put in the place of walnuts?

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    • Catherine

      It would be a totally different texture, i'm not sure it would come out right.

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    • Christine

      Instead of carrots, you could probably try zucchini!

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  • Amy

    These have become a staple in our house. I make a big batch & freeze what is not eaten to become quick bfast or snack. Super easy & yummy. Thank you!!!

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  • Caitlin

    I was wondering if I am able to substitute the buttermilk?

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    • Catherine

      You can used regular milk. If you don't have buttermilk - you can combine the 1 1/4 cup of milk with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

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  • Laura Degnan

    These pancakes were so delicious! I actually made them for dinner, and my girls ate them right up! I am so glad I found this website! I've really been recommending it to all of my Mommy friends!

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  • Jennyoh

    These sound delicious! I'm wondering if there is a way to substitute for the egg and buttermilk to make these vegan. I am new to vegan and vegetarian cooking and still learning the ins and outs, but your recipes all look so good I want to try them if possible!

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    • Catherine

      Unfortunately you need the egg as a binder but if you come across an egg substitute for baking and you try it, let me know! You can also sub the buttermilk for more rice milk or whatever milk you decide to use but also keep in mind that changing the recipe does change flavor and consistency :)

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    • Juliette

      Water and flaxseed meal is used as a vegan egg substitute.

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    • Rosalin

      u should try walffes and steak madre shesma ili ba3d hilton ymde7oona. try the peach iced tea its home made[]omarker Reply:December 12th, 2011 at 10:26 amDone next time will do that ! thanks Dear[]

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  • Mashanna

    I made this with grated carrots a few times, and just tried it using carrot puree. Both were good, the texture of the puree pancake is obviously smoother. I left out the nuts and my 18 month old gobbled them up! Thanks for the great recipe :)

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  • Sammy

    I have fun with, result in I found exactly what I was having a look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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  • Michelle

    Chia seed is a pretty decent egg replacement. You let it soak in some water and gets gelatinous looking. Put 'chia seed egg replacement' into google for specifics and recipes :)

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  • Kenzie

    Made these yesterday and they were awesome,thanks for such a great recipe,the kids loved them I will be making these more often.

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  • Robin

    Made this just now, delicious! Love your recipes! Thanks so much!

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  • Diedre

    Just made these. So good. Used maple sugar and coconut oil and added 1/4 cup of shredded parsnips because I had some. I then made some cream cheese, cinnamon, maple syrup spread to make sandwiches. My 2 toddler boys love pancake sandwiches. I have a silver dollar pancake pan and go through a lot of pancake batter. I love all your weelicious recipes. Thanks so much

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  • nyca5124

    My 15 month old son has just recently started turning his nose up at his old favorite vegetables. I have been trying to figure out ways to sneak more veggies into his diet. These pancakes were great and did the trick! I made them with 1C carrot puree and half cup shredded carrots. I served them with a little bit of honey, and he ate them up.. The batch made lots, I'm happy to have so much left over. Thank you!

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