Oh Ma’ Darlin…

Oh ma’ darlin…

Oh ma’ darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlin Clementine!

You were lost all over summer…

Now it’s winter…

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And your MINE! 😉

I don’t know about you guys, but once I spotted those little “cuties” in the produce section at the grocery store a few weeks ago, I haven’t been able to get enough!

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It only makes since that I found a way to pop them into some pancakes, right?

So what goes well with citrus?

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Chocolate CARROTS of course!

Hmm, straight from pan-COOKIES to veggie-CAKES?…I guess I HAVE always been to one extreme or the other! 😉

And you know what else goes well with citrus?

Clementine Carrot Pancakes

Almonds!

Extract, butter, slivered nuts…it’s ALL good!

But you wanna know the best part about these ‘cakes?

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I made them gluten-free! 😀

Gluten-Free Clementine Carrot Pancakes

by Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast gluten-free grain-free buckwheat flour carrots clementines egg whites Pancake Sunday winter

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour, ground from groats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • Juice and zest from 2 large clementines (yields approx. 1/3 cup juice)

Instructions

1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, flax, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy.
4. To the egg, add grated carrot, juice and zest from clementines, extract(s) and sweetener, stir well.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until flour is incorporated.
6. Spoon batter onto skillet forming 3 small-medium pancakes and cook 4-5 minutes per side or until edges turn crisp and brown (batter will not bubble).
7. Plate and top with thinned yogurt, creamy almond butter, sliced almonds, and more zest.

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Nutrition facts for pancakes without toppings:

Clementine Carrot Pancakes Nutrition

Hello Mr. Beta Carotene!

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These were by far the BEST carrot pancakes I’ve ever made!

Perfectly moi-…NOT DRY in the least!

FULL of zingy citrus flavor!

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And would you just look at how THICK they are?!

I’ve made them twice in TWO days and still can’t get enough!

Seriously, you need these in your life!

What’s your favorite winter fruit?
I love pomegranates but persimmons are my FAVORITE!

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28 Responses to Oh Ma’ Darlin…

  1. girl. you are a pancake MASTER!

  2. lindsay says:

    if you looked up the word NOM NOM NOM this would be under its definition.’
    seriously, i need a pancake ebook from you!

  3. I love clementines too – I’ve been eating at least 1-2 per day lately! I’m definitely going to be trying these. 😀

  4. Clementines are easily my favourite winter fruit! I never would have thought to combine them with carrot, these look so good!

  5. Oh my, clementine. These pancakes look fabulous.

  6. Lucie says:

    Does a Pancake-Queen-Master-Genius-Award exist? If so, you’ll be the one and only winner!!! I love pears too. Pear Pancakes? Happy Sunday girl!!

  7. You know I’m on board with anything that could potentially make me turn orange (that doesn’t involve getting spray painted naked in a room of women… that sucked).

    I really like that you left the carrot shreds in the cakes. Texture to the max!! Now, when are you coming to make me these? 😉

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Natural tanning TOTALLY trumps the embarrassing chemical kind…especially when you can get it by eating something this delicious! 😉 And I’ll talk to the boy, but I’m pretty sure we’re making the trip the last weekend of the month! Yay! I get to see my Lauraaaaaaaaaa! 😀

  8. OMG – WANT!! I can’t believe how thick they are!!!!

  9. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM. That is all.

  10. Such a good idea! My mum puts orange zest in carrot cake but I never thought of adding it to pancakes!

  11. I’m drooling! These sound perfect. Plus, like Laura said… it will keep my orange tint going strong. 😉

  12. Wow this looks really really GOOD!

  13. Fabulous as always. I really need to buy some of these other flours so I can start making some of your pancakes. I love the use of carrots and clementines. Tasty and beautiful.

  14. Jessie says:

    Girl, I dont know how you do it.. but DAMNNN you impress me day after day with all these pancake recipes!!

  15. Love that these are gluten-free AND involve one of my favorite winter fruits!

  16. Lot-O-Choc says:

    I made these this morning – they were amazingggg! Definitely hit the spot after my work out 😀

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, yay!!! I’m SO glad you liked them! And oh yeah, there is NOTHING like a plate of pancakes after a good sweat sesh! Woo hoo! 😀

  17. I’m still working my way through the Band Fruit Fundraiser oranges and tangerines (which are delicious in waffles, so I can easily see these pancakes). I think I’ll try them in a pancake next.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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