Tuesday, November 27, 2012

carrot walnut pancakes

sundays are made for lazy mornings in your pajamas.  sundays are also made for pancakes.  these pancakes are the perfect way to start a sunday morning . . . especially when you are still in your favorite cozy pajamas and you aren't quite awake yet.  they're reminiscent of carrot cake, without being as sweet as carrot cake.  the addition of the chopped walnuts in them provides just the right amount of crunch too.

so go ahead and start your morning off with some carrot walnut pancakes, you know you want to :-)


carrot walnut pancakes
prep time: 5-10 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
yields: 10 medium pancakes
adapted from joy the baker cookbook

ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups carrots, finely grated
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

directions:
in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, egg, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.  stir in the carrots and the walnuts.

heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan on medium heat.  pour 2-3 tablespoon of batter onto the griddle for medium-size pancakes.  flip the pancakes when they start to bubble.  cook until each side is golden brown and the pancakes are cooked throughout.  serve hot with maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.

enjoy!
love, laurie

4 comments:

Lauren said...

I never really associated carrots with breakfast before, but the walnuts sound really good. Who knows, I may end up giving it a try!

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Ma Pa C said...

I think I need to check in to this B&B just for the breakfast.
Any vacancies!

Karen A. said...

These looks delicious!

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Meredith said...

These look delicious! I may just have to make them this weekend!