CARROT CAKE PANCAKES + A GIVEAWAY!

carrot cake pancakes + a giveaway // Wit & Vinegar

Peek-a-boo I’m still alive here I am with pancakes plus a giveaway!

Stephanie Le from i am a food blog and there’s a bunch of us that are shooting all the confetti emojis out to celebrate it. I love everything Stephanie does and this book is no exception. So much good, so much pretty . Did I make out with the book when it came in the mail? Maybe just a gentle kiss.

Seriously every recipe in here is a winner. Simple, easy, awesome food that’s great for all skill levels. On top of all the food goodness it’s filled with her insane photos and graphics (xtra luv) and it’s just all the best.

You’re baby is beautiful, Stephanie.

carrot cake pancakes + a giveaway // Wit & Vinegar

I get to share the carrot cake pancake recipe with you today and it’s crazy crazy good. Basically we’re eating dessert for breakfast and I’m really excited about it and I have Ramona eyes any time I do that thing where parents trick their kids with hidden vegetables except we’re tricking myself with hidden dessert.

And before the recipe: We’re giving you a copy! All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what other desserts I can make that I can pretend are breakfasts and I’ll randomly choose one of you! Giveaway is open until midnight on Saturday and is open to US residents only.

CARROT CAKE PANCAKES WITH VANILLA MASCARPONE

from Easy Gourmet
Makes enough for 4

1 call-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 T sugar
1⁄4 t salt
1⁄2 t cinnamon
1⁄4 t nutmeg
1⁄8 t ground ginger
1 c finely grated carrots
1 large egg
1 c buttermilk
1⁄2 c mascarpone, room temp
2 T sugar
1⁄2 c heavy whipping cream
1 t vanilla
1⁄4 c walnut pieces

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt,
cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and carrots. In a separate bowl, whisk together the
egg and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just
combined. Let batter sit for 10 minutes while making the vanilla mascarpone.

In a bowl, cream together the mascarpone and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
In a separate bowl, whip up the whipping cream until it thickens and holds
medium peaks (when you lift the whisk from the cream, the tip of the peak will
curl over on itself). Gently fold together the mascarpone- sugar mixture with the
whipping cream and mix in the vanilla. Set aside in the fridge.

Toast the walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes while
stirring constantly. Set aside while making the pancakes. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-low heat. Brush a thin layer of butter or oil on your pan. Drop the batter 2 tablespoons (30 ml) at a time into the pan.

Cook until tiny bubbles appear on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and
continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Keep the pancakes in the warm oven until
you’re done with the batter.

Top the pancakes with vanilla mascarpone and toasted walnuts.

 

 

 

CARROT CAKE PANCAKES WITH VANILLA MASCARPONE
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Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1⁄4 t salt
  • 1⁄2 t cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 t nutmeg
  • 1⁄8 t ground ginger
  • 1 c finely grated carrots
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 c mascarpone, room temp
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1⁄2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1⁄4 c walnut pieces
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt,
  2. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and carrots. In a separate bowl, whisk together the
  3. egg and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just
  4. combined. Let batter sit for 10 minutes while making the vanilla mascarpone.
  5. In a bowl, cream together the mascarpone and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip up the whipping cream until it thickens and holds
  7. medium peaks (when you lift the whisk from the cream, the tip of the peak will
  8. curl over on itself). Gently fold together the mascarpone- sugar mixture with the
  9. whipping cream and mix in the vanilla. Set aside in the fridge.
  10. Toast the walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes while
  11. stirring constantly. Set aside while making the pancakes. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-low heat. Brush a thin layer of butter or oil on your pan. Drop the batter 2 tablespoons (30 ml) at a time into the pan.
  12. Cook until tiny bubbles appear on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and
  13. continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Keep the pancakes in the warm oven until
  14. you’re done with the batter.
  15. Top the pancakes with vanilla mascarpone and toasted walnuts.

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    Baked oatmeal — if you put the right stuff in it, it tastes like an oatmeal cookie casserole!

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    Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies… I mean that’s pretty much jazzy oatmeal in my book, and oatmeal is a wholesome breakfast.

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    I think any sort of cake can be eaten for breakfast–especially if it doesn’t have frosting! Glaze is okay, though 🙂

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    I maintain that anything can be considered a dessert. So for me, a bowl of oatmeal with dark cocoa powder, maple syrup and yogurt is dessert!

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    I make french toast for dessert all the time. Gives me an excuse for chocolate chips and whipped cream on it.

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    You should make a bread pudding, basically French toast or strata right? But just word it differently and…

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    Dutch baby… delicious

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    Pumpkin Pie is something great this time of year, I’m thinking pancakes, waffles or even oatmeal!

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    Anything with banana’s baked into it I firmly believe qualifies as breakfast – banana bread, banana waffles, banana muffins, banana cream pie…… 🙂

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    I cannot wait to try these. Two of my favorite things combined!

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    Dessert for breakfast is always a plus. I can’t wait to try the carrot cake pancakes.
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    These look delicious! It’s always such a struggle to get veg into kids so anyway I can sneak them in I’m on it. They’d never think in was sneaking them in for breakfast. I’d love to see a novel recipe for porridge or muesli.

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    Mmmm, want in my belly. More pancake ideas – carmelized peach and oat pancakes: http://cookieandkate.com/2014/gluten-free-peach-pancakes/ M

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    If you replaced yogurt in any kind of trifle or parfait and throw in a lot of fruit, it basically a breakfast food.

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    Crammed full of everything oatmeal cookies…lots of nuts, craisins, raisins, sunflower seeds, etc…crunchy goodness and I tell myself it’s a kinda healthy breakfast!

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    Any kind of oatmeal berry crumble 🙂

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    Ugh, that looks so good! The easiest thing would be muffins or scones, but I would prefer something that reminds me more of my German background – maybe a plum or apple streusel!

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    Sweet or savory hand pies (or a full pie)! Choose the fat based on the filling (e.g. butter for sweet, lard or tallow for savory)…

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    Please make Wonuts….donuts made in waffle maker…glazed ones would look just like waffles…..while you have the waffle iron out make some Liege Belgian waffles (you have to try these if you never have…the pearl sugar makes them amazing) another dessert that looks like breakfast…..they could accidentally fall in some Belgian chocolate.

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    If you could disguise brownies as breakfast, that would be great. 🙂

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  • Heather

    Coconutty lemon cupcake!!

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    I’m thinking a little nutella crepe action qualifies as dessert AND breakfast.

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    anything with chocolate or Nutella qualifies as dessert for me:)

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    How about morning buns? 🙂

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    Beignets, of course!

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    i think apple pie counts! a serving of fruit for breakfast.

  • Jeanette

    Cinnamon roll pancakes with melted cream cream icing. I made them a while back and they are so fun to make and delicious!

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    French toast stacked with nutella and strawberries!

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    Applesauce cake. Yum!

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