During the week my breakfasts are pretty simple – either it’s a protein smoothie after the gym, some easy overnight oats, or a collagen bulletproof coffee. Sometimes my breakfast is non-existent. But when the weekend rolls around? Then we’re in brunch territory, and that’s when my heart sings with joy at all the endless possibilities of what to make.
Enter CARROT CAKE PEANUT BUTTER Pancakes.
I’m a firm believer that you can’t have too many recipes for pancakes, and these ones have got to be pretty high up there as one of my favourites, if not THE favourite new pancake recipe. Had a friend come over and taste test and she gave it her stamp of approval and helped me devour them!
These casual carrot cake & peanut butter pancakes are:
perfectly moist and fluffy (and yes, I love the word moist. deal with it)
1 egg or 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax with 3 tbsp water, set)
½ cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder⠀
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet and pour into a blender and set aside the skillet (don't wash!).
Add the carrot, almond milk, and peanut butter and blend until fully combined, then crack in the egg (or egg sub) and blitz again.
Add the flours, protein, cinnamon and baking powder and blend again.
Heat up the same skillet until hot, adding more coconut oil if necessary, and pour in the batter to make small pancakes - I use an ice cream scoop for this as it makes them stay perfectly round!
Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Repeat until aaaaall the batter has been used.
Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, if ya want, and decorate with a generous spoonful of almond butter (I love @pipandnut), frozen berries, some granola (I love @paleofoodsco), and a pretty dusting of pitaya powder (mine is from @hybridherbs)
Makes about 12-14 small pancakes (serves 2-4 depending on toppings and hunger levels)
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!