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Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes

Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes


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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