Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy National Carrot Cake Day!

Did you know there was such a thing as National Carrot Cake Day? Well, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I thought I would make my delicious Carrot Cake Pancake. This is always a big hit at our house! We enjoy having them for dinner (why is it that having breakfast for dinner is usually better than having it first thing in the morning?). Here's the recipe so that you can enjoy this yummy goodness as well:

Carrot Cake Pancakes

• 2 and 1/4 cups buttermilk pancake mix or Bisquick baking mix

• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1 and 1/2 cups milk
• 1 cup finely shredded carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
• 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
• softened cream cheese (optional)

In a large bowl, sift together the pancake mix and spices. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Let the batter set 5 minutes before using.

Heat a griddle or large frying pan to medium high heat and coat generously with cooking spray.
Pour batter in 1/4 amounts to make each pancake. Cook until edges look dry and the top surface is covered with bubbles. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown.

Serve warm with butter and syrup. Or for the full carrot cake experience, spread with cream cheese. Serves 4.

The pancake mix I use for this recipe is a just-add-water-or-milk type. If your mix calls for oil and/or eggs, I'd suggest that you add those ingredients according to the directions on the package.

Happy National Carrot Cake Day! :0)

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  1. Wow, whudathunkit? This looks amazing! What a great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Wish I had known...I guess I can be ready for next year though.
    These look sooo good. I love pancakes and carrot cake!

  3. Yum! Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. I have been craving some pancakes lately! What a fun twist to a normal pancake!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @

  5. LOL--I didn't know this but I love it! And funnily enough, carrot cake has been on my mind lately, as have pancakes! This is the perfect marriage of these two. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    (visiting from Chic on a Shoestring)

  6. Ok, I'm starving for carrot cake now that I've seen this recipe. Can't wait to try it!

    visiting from

  7. Ok, all i can say is YUM! I have never seen anything like these before, and I am so excited to try them! Thanks for linking up.

  8. Oooh... these are making me hungry - my girls, hubby n I love pancakes for breakfast... I've not tried anything like these before but being a HUGE carrot cake lover I am definitely going to try these!
    Found you via TIP JUNKIE... will be following you and would love it if you'd stop by my blog sometime & say Hi!
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    The Quick Unpick

  9. WOW! Those look DELICIOUS!!! I am going to feature this over on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button from my side bar if you want :) Thanks for linking up!

  10. Ohhhhhh YUMMMMM...those pancakes sound lucious!!! I make a really GOOD home-made carrot cake and these pancakes even though made with Bisquick and/or other pancake mix sound sooooo yummy! I always double my cinnamon in any recipe with sugar in it such as an apple pie, my carrot cake, etc. as the cinnamon really brings out the flavors and plus cinnamon is REALLY good for you. Thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to try them on my grand kids. I'm sure they'll love them! :)


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