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Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes

Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes
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Created by Emily Richards, cook book author of Get in the Kitchen and COOK. Punch up your brunch by combining two of mom’s favorite treats; carrot cake and pancakes! Mixed with nutty almonds, a dash of cinnamon and finished with the addition of cream cheese fruit sauce, this recipe is sure to add a special touch.



1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour

1/2 cup (125 mL) ground almonds

2 tbsp. (30 mL) granulated sugar

1 tbsp. (15 mL) baking powder

1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cinnamon

Pinch fresh ground nutmeg

1 2/3 cups (400 mL) vanilla almond milk

1 egg

2 tbsp. (30 mL) canola oil

1 cup (250 mL) grated carrots

1/4 cup (60 mL) golden raisins

Cream Cheese Yogurt Drizzle:

1/4 cup (60 mL) 0% Greek yogurt

2 tbsp. (30 mL) light cream cheese, softened

4 tbsp. (60 mL) vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup (125 mL) diced fresh strawberries

2 cups (500 mL) quartered fresh strawberries



In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, almonds, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, egg and canola oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in carrots and raisins. Heat non-stick griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the batter onto griddle. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on top. Using spatula, flip pancake and cook another 1 minute or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. (Alternatively, use 1/8 cup (30 mL) measure to make smaller pancakes)

Cream Cheese Yogurt Drizzle: Meanwhile, in a bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together yogurt, cream cheese and almond milk until smooth and runny. Stir in strawberries Spoon drizzle over pancakes and top with berries.

*** This recipe has been evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitians and is part of a healthy diet based on recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide.***

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 120    Fiber: 3 g
Fat: 4g            Cholesterol:13 mg
Sat Fat: 1 g    Sodium: 91mg
Protein: 4 g    Potassium: 177 mg
Carb: 18 g    


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