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December 24, 2012

Carrot Cake Pancakes

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I spent 4 hours last night wrapping presents. Luckily I got everything wrapped and my two kids are now asleep so I can finish up with stockings and then go to sleep. I would love to say that I find the thrill of the pre-holiday prep exciting, but I don't. I'm a perfectionist so I tend to spread myself way too thin. For example last night while wrapping presents I was dying my hair since it was the only time I had. I decided to tip-dye my hair turquoise, which looks great (I know everyone is now dying to know what I look like-blue hair and all :). My house is now quite and this is my favorite time of the holidays, when my kids are in bed and I can relax since everything is done until I cook tomorrow. Everything is quite and perfect. And I'm eating pancakes, no joke, I love them. Last week I tried a new recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes from the December issue of Southern Living magazine, which looked like a great recipe to make gluten-free.

This recipe has 13 ingredients. It takes 50 minutes of total time, 40 minutes of which is active and makes 24 pancakes. Since the original recipe isn't gluten-free I made a number of changes. First I switched out the regular all-purpose flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour. I used low-fat buttermilk instead of full fat since that is the type I normally use in recipes. The recipe states that 1 pound of carrots equals 2 cups. I found that it took me far less than 1 pound of carrots to make 2 cups of shredded. Finally, I chose to top my pancakes with butter and maple syrup instead of the mascarpone cream suggested by the recipe. The cream looked way too rich for a breakfast food. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

These were really fun pancakes. My kids liked that they tasted like carrot cake, but were pancakes. I liked that they were delicious with just butter as a topping and could be eaten as a breakfast or a dessert. I found the nuts a little rich, I think if I made the recipe again I would chop them smaller or reduce the amount.

For the recipe go to Carrot Cake Pancakes.

28 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas..
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  2. Looks delicious!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    Hoping you'll link up to Wonderful Food Wednesday tomorrow!

    Kerrie
    www.familyfoodandtravel.com

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, I linked up :) I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. Sound so yummy! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas. Wish you a peaceful New year!

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  4. Those looks so good! I need to try that. I recently put up a post too about pancakes. Love them!

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    1. Thanks :) I love pancakes also, they are yummy!

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  5. Ooh yum! These look delicious! Merry Christmas!

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  6. What a great way to sneak in veggies at breakfast time. Awesome for picky eaters like my little one.

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    1. It is a great way to sneak in veggies. My oldest has always been a great eater until recently and now he is super picky :)

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  7. Thanks...my son will definitely like these! Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year! If you end up making these tell me how they turn out :)

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  8. perfect! thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  9. Those pancakes look delicious! I love carrot cake and I love pancakes, so I bet I'd love these too! Very nice food styling and composition. Great photo :)

    Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things.
    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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    1. Thanks for all the sweet comments :) I love carrot cake also, it's yummy!

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  10. Your carrot cake pancakes look scrumptious! I love carrot cake so these would be great too. I'm co-hosting this week with Katherine at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you will stop by for a visit. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

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    1. Thanks :) I love carrot cake also. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. Hi!
    Stopping over from the blog hop! Now following you on Linky Friends! If you have a moment to follow back that would be wonderful!
    Thanks!
    Katie
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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    1. I followed you back. I love finding new blogs with moms of boys :) Come back again soon!

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  12. Stopping by from the hop. Loved the recipe, showed my daughter who is a pancake maniac and she said she's making it soon
    www.cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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    1. My son is a pancake maniac too :) Going over to check out your blog!

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  13. Oh yummy!!! I can only imagine how wonderfully tasty those are! Will definitely have to give it a whirl!

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    1. They really were delicious and worked great gluten free! If you end up trying them tell me how they turned out :)

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  14. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that your recipe was featured on What's Cooking Wednesday this week. You can see it at http://www.turningclockback.com/2013/01/time-to-link-up-your-recipe-to-whats-cooking-wednesday.html I would love for you to come by and link up another one!

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    1. I am so happy to be featured, thanks so much :) Going over to link up for this week!

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