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Carrot cake pancake
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Carrot Cake Pancakes (with spiced cream cheese)

These Carrot Cake Pancakes (with spiced cream cheese) are a delicious twist on regular pancakes and a great way to include vegetables in your breakfast. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 200 g carrot/s (2 cups) finely grated
  • 120 g wholemeal spelt flour (1 cup)
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar or rapadura
  • 2 free-range or organic egg/s
  • 1 tsp vanilla -powder or essence
  • 180 g full-fat natural yoghurt (¾ cup) or coconut yoghurt
  • 60 ml milk (¼ cup) of your choice

Spiced Cream Cheese

  • 250 g quark, labne, coconut yoghurt or cream cheese (1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Grate your carrot either by hand or in the Thermomix, 3 seconds speed 4 or until finely grated. It needs to be finely grated so it cooks through (otherwise they will be crunchy).
  • Add the flour, spices, bicarb, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix to combine (Thermomix reverse, 5 seconds, speed 3).
  • Now add the egg, vanilla, yoghurt and milk and mix to just combine (Thermomix reverse, 5 seconds, speed 3).
  • Cook in a little butter, ghee or coconut oil in a hot pan, but turn it down to a low to medium heat flipping once the mixture bubbles. Try not to cook to fast (on a high heat) as you want to give the carrot a little time to cook.
  • To make the spiced cream cheese simply mix all the ingredients together.

Serve

  • Serve the pancakes stacked with the cream cheese between.
  • Lovely with extra fruit and nuts too.
  • Drizzle with maple if required.

Store

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Gluten-free

Replace the spelt with a good quality gluten free flour.

Dairy-free

Choose the dairy-free options above (coconut yoghurt and coconut oil to cook in).

Chocolate

Add a tablespoon of cacao powder to make them chocolatey.
 

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