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Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

Pancakes are one of our favorite breakfast menu items and I happen to really love these Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter. Breakfast has become a pretty big deal in our house. I usually never go to bed without a plan for the next day’s breakfast.

Besides the fact that I’m the one to make breakfast for the family and it’s my favorite meal of the day, it’s a great way to get good food into your family’s bellies and start their day off on the right foot!

Easy Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

Written by: Caroline Edwards of Chocolate & Carrots

Easter breakfast is no exception. Carrot cake seems like a pretty traditional Easter offering. Why not turn that classic dessert into a breakfast item instead.

Not only are these Easy Carrot Cake Pancakes good for you, but you can have the whole meal, from homemade white chocolate pecan butter to hot-off-the-griddle pancakes in just 30 minutes. That way, you can get something besides candy from the Easter Bunny into your little ones’  belly before heading off to church!

Easy Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

The flavor combination of the white chocolate pecan butter and the whole wheat carrot cake pancakes is just beautiful. Who wouldn’t like to have a slice of homemade carrot cake for breakfast and not feel bad about it? It is certainly a delicious way to start your day.

The beauty of the white chocolate pecan butter is that you can use it on so many things, that is, if you have any left. It would be great spread on to a piece of whole grain toast,on top of Multi-Grain Banana Bread, waffles, made into a sandwich or even slathered between two cookies.

Easy Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

There are so many ways to use this simple nut butter, though my personal favorite way to use white chocolate pecan nut butter is as a topping for these delicious whole wheat carrot pancakes. It feels kind of perfect for an Easter brunch.

What recipes will you be whipping up for your Easter brunch?

More Great Spring Brunch Recipes:

Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

Yield: serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter are a fun way to enjoy your breakfast at Easter!

Ingredients

White Chocolate Pecan Butter

  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Carrot Cake Pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely grated carrot
  • butter or cooking spray, for the pan

Instructions

White Chocolate Pecan Butter

  1. To make the White Chocolate Pecan Butter, simply blend the pecan pieces and white chocolate chips together until creamed in your blender or food processor.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

  1. Next we'll assemble the pancakes by preheating your griddle or pan on medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, milk and vanilla together. Stir the carrots into the egg mixture. Pour the carrot mixture onto the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Melt some butter on the griddle or spray with cooking spray. Scoop by the 1/4 cup onto your griddle, making sure to leave enough room to flip your pancakes. Flip them once golden brown on the first side. Cook on the other side, then plate them up.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Spread the White Chocolate Pecan Butter on the pancakes.
  2. (Optional) Drizzle with syrup.

Notes

An easy way to grate your carrots is to stick them in your food processor or blender and pulse until finely grated. You won't want big pieces of carrot, but you don't want carrot juice either. Just use your best judgement.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 25mgSodium 161mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 5gSugar 9gProtein 7g

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Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

Oh my goodness, Caroline! These look fabulous!

Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego)

Monday 25th of March 2013

At first I thought these pancakes will take too long to cook. But when I read the words "30 minutes," I think I gave a little whoop of joy. These look so good.

Desiree

Sunday 24th of March 2013

I made this tonight for dinner. I didn't make the White Chocolate pacan butter, but I absolutly loved the pancakes.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Thursday 21st of March 2013

So much goodness in here! Yum!

Tieghan

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

These pancakes look awesome and the chocolate pecan butter! Oh MYY GOSHH I have now words!