Carrots For Breakfast: Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Before you think I’m a really healthy person, I should clarify it’s Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze for breakfast!

Have I mentioned before that I HEART Pancakes!  Pancakes can be whatever you want them to be: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, appetizer, dessert, cute, hearty, light……

I have been stuck in cereal mode for breakfast this past month but we are on Easter break so my family will eat like kings…..well for at least one of their meals. I used a box of pancake mix because, well, I was feeling lazy this morning.  I do have a favorite from scratch pancake mix recipe that I use but we were all out of it. Thank God we had a box of pancake mix in our cupboard because I was not in the mood to whip up a from scratch batch.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

created in my cocina (kitchen)

  • Box of favorite Pancake mix or from scratch mix (this is our favorite pancake recipe)
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons of raisins
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots

Directions:

1. Follow the instructions on the box to make about 8-10 pancakes and then add the ingredients above to the mix.

2. Heat your griddle/skillet at medium heat and add a dab of butter to it.  Once the butter melts spread it over the griddle.

3. Add about 1/4 cp of pancake mix to make 4 inch pancakes.

4. Cook until you see the top covered with bubbles. Flip over and cook another minute or two.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 3 Tablespoons cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Beat all of the ingredients above until it’s smooth.  If it’s too thick just add more milk. If you need it sweeter just add more powdered sugar.

Drizzle glaze over pancakes!  My husband normally is not a big fan of raisins but he really enjoyed them in this recipe.

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12 Responses to “Carrots For Breakfast: Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze”

  1. Terri Betz
    April 6, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Wonderfulness! Thanks for this! I adore pancakes and carrots!

    • April 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

      Terri, I appreciate the sweet note! My kids LOVED the mix. I was so glad, I wasn’t sure if they would go for the carrots & raisins but they did!

  2. April 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    that is great recipe. I’m going to try it this weekend! thank you

  3. April 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    yummy! hubby loves carrot cake. i’ll have to try this. i would love for you to link this post or any other posts you want up to my weekly link party called spread the love. it’s a weekend wrap up party where you can share anything and everything you want! there is also a really awesome vinyl giveaway going on there right now too, so go check it out! http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-5-decallove-giveaway.html
    have a wonderful weekend!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  4. April 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    wow- these look wonderful. I love pancakes with oats- give a great texture. I also love all these spices and carrots, etc. Will be trying these very soon! Pinned also!

  5. April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    ummm YUM. that sounds AMAZING!

  6. April 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Wow..what a combo!!

  7. April 11, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I’m going to try these. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Teach Me Tuesday.

  8. April 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    These look fabulous! Thank you for sharing over at What Joy Is Mine.

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