Carrot Cake Pancakes, Yes Please

I would have to say that Carrot Cake is one of my very favorite cakes. Its probably because it has a lot of Fall flavors and Fall is my favorite time of year. Warm spices, a little bit hearty and I’ll eat cream cheese frosting on anything. So when I bookmarked these pancakes probably forever and a day ago because the link that I had doesn’t even go to the page anymore I wanted to make them right away. But as most things on my Google Reader go, it was pushed aside by other things I marked down as a must do. So here I am years later after a major clean up with these little beauties.

When P’s sister came into town we made these for her as she also shares my affinity for Carrot Cake. These totally hit the spot. They were sweet for sure, but I will never complain about a sweet filled breakfast.

So these are my ode to all things Fall because around here we didn’t get any Spring so I will have to wait until Fall to enjoy some nice moderate weather!
Carrot Cake Pancakes adapted from Joy the Baker

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup packed brown or granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Spread
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the flour, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, milk, carrots, and vanilla mix to combine.
Stir carrot mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on the top of pancake; flip and cook until golden brown.
For topping, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Serve with pancakes, or as we did spread a ton on and enjoy.

Note - I always like raisins in my carrot cake so I think next time I will add them.

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