Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Happy PANCAKE Sunday, lovelies!

I know, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve celebrated, but with so much going on this month, it’s been hard to find the time to make pancakes AND have photographic evidence of them. Maybe I should move to Alaska? You think the never-ending daylight would make up for the fact that it’s so damn cold all the time? Yeah, who am I kidding? I’m too thin-skinned for that!

Confession: Even though I made these back in SEPTEMBER, I decided I wasn’t going to share them until closer to spring.

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But then you guys took me by surprise…I couldn’t believe how many of you picked carrot  to be your favorite kind of cake…OBVIOUSLY, it was a sign! 😉

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They may not be covered in cream cheese frosting, but with a little help from my friends at Yoplait, I was still pretty smitten with them!*

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And seriously, would ya get a load of these insides!?

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Fluffy, spicy, carrot-y deliciousness! 😀

Truth be told, I already have a carrot cake pancake recipe in the KMB archives, but I’ve been thinking about pimping pumping them up with a bit of protein for a while now. And well, since this little plate was practically licked clean less than 5 minutes after taking the pictures, I think it’s safe to say we have a winner!

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I know what you’re thinking…just shut up and get to the recipe already!

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Ok, just one more pic! 😉

Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes (GF)

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Keywords: breakfast pancakes gluten-free high protein carrots Pancake Sunday

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (ground from groats)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein (30g scoop)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple-flavored Greek yogurt 
  • 1/3 cup water (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • Toppings: Pineapple-flavored Greek yogurt thinned with water, toasted walnuts, shredded coconut, and raisins

Instructions

1. Preheat non-stick skillet or griddle to medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, stir with a wire whisk to break up any lumps.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy.
4. To egg white, add yogurt, water (or milk), and extract and stir well.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
6. Fold in grated carrot.
7. Allow batter to rest for at least 5 minutes.
8. Spoon batter onto skillet surface, forming 3 small-medium sized pancakes.
9. Cook for 6-7 minutes before flipping and cooking an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.
10. Transfer to a plate and top with thinned yogurt, toasted walnuts, shredded coconut, and raisins.

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Of course, if you just HAVE to get a cream cheese fix, feel free to whisk up a simple sauce of cream cheese, milk, and your favorite sweetener!

*Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post and I was not compensated in any way. While Yoplait has sent me free product in the past, all the above opinions are my own.

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Can you believe there are only TEN more days until Christmas?!

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27 Responses to Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

  1. I actually just recently wrote on my gingerbread pancakes post about how I always recreate flavour combinations in different ways and I love that you do the same! These look ah-maze-ing!

    This weekend we spent Saturday being lazy and doing pretty much nothing (except an impromptu tea party with my favourite 3 y/o princess) and then Sunday (today) was spent at church, followed by an appointment to look at all of our photos from a studio photoshoot we did with our puppy last week! The photos were ridiculously cute and it was so hard to pick!

  2. lindsay says:

    i love you. Seriously, you make my heart (and my tummy) happy. gah! Gluten free goodness! cheers to my pancakes queen–> a beauty

  3. I’m actually not the biggest carrot cake fan, but if anything’s going to change my mind, it’s these pancakes. They look awesome!
    And ahhh Christmas is so close. I can’t even.

  4. ohhhhh i will LOVE these 😀 too bad i just ate all my carrots!

  5. oh and NO cannot believe Christmas is in 10 days 😀 WHAT!? Eddie and I leave a week today!

  6. I refuse to comment on this because you are supposed to be here making these for us. So there.

  7. YUM!! I wonder how those would work with a non-whey based protein powder for your lactose intolerant friend over here…I may have to give it a try! 😉

  8. Kat says:

    SO.YUMM!!
    I do adore carrot cake, but that’s mostly because Im a cream cheese frosting whore. Ssssshhhhh don’t tell anyone! 😉
    And seriously I cant get over the fact that there are only 10 days till Christmas. What the heck?! Its almost 2014! This year has gone by so stinkin fast…I can remember dreading april because of having to give a maid of honor speech. That seems like forever ago now! lol

  9. Carrot cake is (on my cake list) #2 below chocolate. I’ve been dabbling with making my own carrot cake pancakes, they haven’t turned out yet though. These look really really yummy. Bunnies everywhere (me) are cheering in delight!

  10. Carrot cake is by far my favourite, so I am beyond happy you made these!! As always they look very fluffy and delicious!! Yum!

    I will be making this soon for sure!

  11. You really do exude the fluff factor- Champion!

    I’ve been seeing so much carrot cake recently online, and its sparked a huge craving- what better way to satisfy it than with pancakes argh!

    Don’t even start the Xmas countdown….I went shopping on Saturday for the second time and camped out at the chocolate cafe…oops. Hope you’ve had a great weekend buddy :)

  12. I HAVE TO TELL YOU! I went to the store JUST to get buckwheat groats today! Seriously! And I didn’t find them. But I didn’t even read that you used them till just now! You and I are seriously on the same page. Oh, and did I mention that I made pancakes this morning…and carrot cake egg white oats yesterday? Gah! You and me!

  13. CARROT CAKE PANCAKES BOOYA! These can replace the carrot cake waffles that I demolished. Really wish I’d had these this morning…fortunately everyday requires breakfast so these will happen :)

  14. Olivia says:

    Amazing recipe! It’s Olivia of ice cream cake (work email shhh lol) and I just have to add that a great fruit cake is not gummy and I think you would love it!! Nigella Lawson has some truly marvellous ones (I know she’s going through some stuff at the moment!) – I would advise leaving out the peel (so getting peel free dried fruit ;)) that’s the part I always hate- and hell to the yes to lots of booze! Rum or Marsala is particularly delicious- I like the way your mind works beautiful lady! :) Also- cream cheese frosting is an interesting and delicious addition but it effects how long it keeps :)- but it makes it so good who really cares! Xo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhhhh! Ok, you totally sold me with the cream cheese frosting! Consider me a fruit cake…I mean, ON A FRUIT CAKE mission now! Lol! And don’t worry, your secret is safe with me! 😉

  15. Julia says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t wait until Spring to lay these on me! They look so fluffy and full of flavor! Healthy pancakes are my jam…and I want to jam these in my face! Hope you had a great weekend, gorgeous!

  16. I just love all of your pancake recipes! They are always so good and look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try these!

  17. Mmmm! I can’t wait to make these – AFTER I make Sarah’s gingerbread pancakes, though. I need to quit my job so I can stay home & make pancakes all day.

  18. Sarah Pie says:

    Oh my god these are swoon worthy!! We make carrot cake once a year for my dad’s birthday (the cream cheese laden, oil filled, super delicious kind) but I think I can justify making these on a more regular basis :)

  19. Chris Chavez says:

    This looks friggn incredible! I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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