Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen Carrot Cake Pancakes topped with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup, just the name is enough to make me grin. This was a real breakfast treat. I have been playing with the idea of making some carrot pancakes for a little while now, but when I saw Joanne's post a few weeks ago, I knew exactly what I would be making. 

These pancakes truly deserve their decadent name. With spicy notes from cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, these do taste surprisingly like carrot cake. I didn't expect that much of the carrot flavor to shine through, but it does. I really enjoyed these pancakes; almost as much I enjoyed our Zucchini Waffles this summer. These pancakes were a win for the entire family. The baby even ate three pancakes while I was making the rest of our breakfast.

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup
recipe adapted from Eats Well With Others
(printable recipe)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, I used freshly ground hard white wheat (if using AP flour, reduce this amount by 1/4-1/2 cup)
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
2 cups shredded carrots, this was at least 6 medium size carrots
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 - 3/4 cup maple syrup

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and spices in a small bowl. Mix the milk, eggs and sugar in a larger bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just to combine. Fold in the shredded carrots, being careful not to over mix. 

Heat the griddle or skillet and melt just a bit of butter in it. Pour the batter onto the griddle in 1/4 cup increments. Cook carefully on medium/high heat, just until the surface starts to bubble. Flip the pancakes carefully and then cook until the other side is golden brown. 

Mix together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup of syrup. Whisk well and continue to slowly add syrup until the mixture is the thickness that you prefer. I wanted to be able to pour ours. As a result, I added the higher amount of syrup to the cream cheese. 

Stack your pancakes on a plate and drizzle with maple cream cheese syrup. Enjoy!


Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

24 comments:

  1. Oh they are dekadent:) So many yummy things in them and on them:)

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  2. I'm a sucker for anything topped with maple but then cream cheese as well?! This is my kind of recipe!

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  3. Oh my gosh.... you just gave me an idea on how I can sweeten my cream cheese. I don't use maple syrup but I can use agave.

    I am going to make the pancakes too. Only I will use stevia instead of the sugar. I can't wait to try these.

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  4. This is going to be a "must" for our house - we are nuts about carrot cake and what a great idea!
    Mary

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  5. It would be delicious too if you added some toasted walnuts or pecans to the batter for crunch! Dessert for breakfast...yes!!!

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  6. That cream cheese syrup sounds ah-mazing! I need to try it!

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  7. I LOOOOOOOOVE carrot cake! These look like they'll put you in a coma. Love it!

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  8. These still sound delicious. Can't wait to make them.

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  9. I never would have thought to add a vegetable to my pancakes, but I must say, these sound really good, especially with the topping!

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  10. That syrup sounds delightful, as do the pancakes. I'm a sucker for cream cheese.

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  11. Did you take that picture? If so, I want your place mats. Where did you get them? If you say you made them, I will cry and throw a temper tantrum.

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  12. I like to eat pan cakes for weekend breakfast .. never made with carrots though. It looks truly delicious.

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  13. Demandra, the placemat is from World Market. I love it too. As for my ability to make a placemat? That would require that I figure out how to operate a sewing machine. If only I were gifted with that ability. It's on my list of things to conquer eventually though!

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  14. Oh boy this post made me reaaaallly hungry. Off to Starbucks now to grab something to eat...

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  15. What a great idea! I will have to try this recipe.

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  16. Delicious!!!!!
    God that cream cheese syrup is divine... This is an absolute must make.

    P.S Thanks Mary for your kind words, my blog is up I was able to restore some posts and others I"ll have to do manually. But I am glad that its back.

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  17. Oh my! I can't resist anything carrot cake, OR a pancake! And that syrup, could get me in a lot of trouble! I'd be pouring that syrup on just about anything I could! Looks delish :)

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  18. Holy madness these look good. I can't even imagine how delicious these are, must try.
    Laura @A Healthy Jalapeño

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  19. What an indulgent, amazing breakfast. I am totally going to have to try these.

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  20. Omg, these looks and sound amazing!

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  21. I am SO crazy glad that you made these and liked them! And I especially love that cream cheese syrup that you topped em with. Decadence to the max.

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  22. Wow! These look amazing. I love anything with maple syrup!

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