Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Carrot Pancakes

Most of the time we have simple, quick breakfasts, but on Sundays I try to do something more special. I just got the book, Everyday Happy Herbivore, by Lindsay S. Nixon, and I have to say, it's my favorite of the moment. It's beautiful for starters, with lots and lots of color pictures. The recipes are quick and simple to make, and everything is fat-free or low-fat, so I don't have to figure out how to remove fats and oils from the recipes. Oh, happy day! Lindsay's original recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes is in the book. Buy it for all the goodness you'll find packed inside.

Here's my version. I love how the edges made little ruffles. So pretty, and extra good with added nuts and raisins.

Carrot Pancakes
(Makes about 15 small 1/4 cup pancakes. Rick ate half of them, I ate 2, and the rest will be good cold for snacks, and also reheat well in the toaster.)

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 T baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins

2 cups of your favorite non-milk
1 1/2 cups water
3 T maple syrup
1 cup grated carrots

Stir dry ingredients together. Whisk in wet ingredients. Let the batter sit for about 10 minutes, and add a little more water if it's too thick. Cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat. These are great with maple syrup, but try them with applesauce or fruit too.


Texan Zombie Goddess said...

This is one I am definitely trying!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Kim. I love carrot cake type of anything. Tomorrow morning for sure. Most times recipies call for half white/half whole wheat, but I see A LOT of liquid, and you let it rest for 10 minutes. I have everything in the house. Yum. Norine

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm! Pancakes are a favorite comfort food and this recipe looks scrumptious. Thanks, too, for the book suggestion - I just ordered a copy and can't wait to try the recipes. Thank you, thank you!! oxox M-E

Anonymous said...

I received my 'Happy Herbivore' books and I love them! You're right - they are gorgeous (I love the graphic design!) and the recipes are wonderful. I'm having a lot of fun experimenting. Thanks very much for the suggestion! I also am trying Lindsay's one week meal plan (complete with shopping list and recipes) - what a super idea and very helpful. oxox M-E

Kim Miles said...

Thanks everybody. When you make these, tell us how they came out. I'm usually a pancake failure, but these worked great for me!