Carrot Cake Pancakes are an easy way to turn one of your favorite desserts into a yummy breakfast treat. These pancakes are decadent, fluffy and incredible easy to make. 


One of my kids’ self-appointed jobs at the farmers’ market every week is selecting our carrots. Prior to living in California I had only known one color of carrot… orange. But after I moved here and started buying my food at farmers’ markets I was introduced to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables beyond my wildest imagination, among them yellow and red carrots — who knew? They’re incredibly sweet and vibrant, and my family loves them.


In addition to Kenya, Chloe and Gemma’s desire to help pick the produce we eat, they also have an opinion about which vendors’ produce they like best and from whom they prefer buying. Chloe is besotted with an organic farmer who she thinks sells the best carrots ever — and they happen to be bright orange. 


Most of the time we make recipes like Roast Carrot Coins or Carrot Apple Coconut Muffins, but on this particular day, we wanted to make something different with our favorite farmers market carrots. So we grated a few and added them to pancake batter and let me tell you, they were absolutely delicious. 


Anytime I can get an extra veggie into my kids diet, I’m obviously 100% game. This recipe has a cup of carrots and it’s oh so yummy. I love the idea of serving these orange-ish pancakes for Easter and topping them as we did with honey cream cheese instead of maple syrup. It turns this dish into a breakfast version of carrot cake that will make all your bunnies feel like hoppin’! 


If you’re looking for more delicious pancake recipes try out my Green Veggie PancakesSpinach PancakesQuick Oatmeal Pancakes or Cottage Cheese Pancakes


Carrot Cake Pancakes for Easter Brunch

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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup peeled and finely grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese or regular cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sugar. Add the grated carrots to the flour mixture and toss to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and oil.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or oil.
  • Pour about 1 tablespoon of the pancake mixture onto the griddle, making as many pancakes as will fit and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for one minute longer.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese and honey until thoroughly combined and serve on top of the pancakes.


Sodium: 420mg | Sugar: 17g | Fiber: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Calories: 260kcal | Fat: 8g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 41g
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About the Author

Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. My batter came out quite runny and I was concerned, but we just cooked hem at a little higher heat to keep them from spreading too much & they turned out fantastic! Thanks for the simple recipe!

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  3. Lovely pictures!I have not done a post where I lnkied to you. Sorry that I forgott but the “excitment” about the horse race made me forgett so thanks for reminding me.Kram Anette 🙂

  4. If I don’t have white whole wheat flour, can I use half all-purpose and half whole wheat and combine together?

  5. my son is very fussy if he sees bits or “healthy” evidence! would this work if i cooked and mashed the carrots first?

  6. Just wondering about the consistency of the batter…I made these a few days ago, and the batter was very watery, resulting in very thin (though delicious!) pancakes. Did I do something wrong, or is that they way they are supposed to be?

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