January 16, 2014

Carrot Ginger Pancakes

Pancakes are our standing week-end ritual. If we aren't traveling, at some point we are going to sit down to a late pancake breakfast. James is generally the chef which means I get to sleep in, so it's hard to know whether my affection is tied more to the extra rest than the tasty meal. Either way, I love me some pancakes. This version happily resides somewhere between sweet and savory, and is delicious (as most pancakes are!).

Carrot Ginger Pancakes: serves about 4
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (plus) milk
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 c pureed carrot (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1 tbs minced candied ginger
  • butter or oil for cooking
Prepare the carrot puree {peel and chop the carrots into 1/2 inch chunks. steam until tender, 20-30 minutes. blend in a food processor or pass through a food mill.} Mince the candied ginger. Mix minced ginger into carrot puree. Set aside.

Heat a frying pan or skillet over medium heat.

Sift together in a medium bowl flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, sugar, and carrot ginger puree. Mix thoroughly. If the mixture seems dry, add more milk as needed.

Add the flour mixture, in two parts, and stir until moistened.

Coat skillet with butter and adjust the heat as required. Use a ladle or measuring cup to spoon batter onto the skillet, I like to use about a 3/4 of a cup per pancake. When bubbles start to form on the surface of the batter, it's generally time to flip. Cook on each side until golden brown. Repeat, adding butter and adjusting heat as required.

These are obviously perfect for breakfast topped with your choice of apple butter, powdered sugar, honey, or syrup. They also make a nice lunch alongside a salad. We love to freeze pancakes between parchment paper and pop them in the toaster for a last minute snack (think frozen waffle!).

Our little pancake expert gobbled several servings for his after nap snack. He assured me these are every bit as good as daddy's, but let's keep that between us. I'm not willing to relinquish those extra twenty minutes of week-end sleep!


  1. These sound so yummy! I'm a big fan of the carrot-ginger combo, but have never tried them in pancakes. We are big fans of pancakes around here. I can't wait to try this recipe. Happy Friday, Lilly!

  2. Yum! Made these for lunch today! Delicious, thanks for the inspiration!

    1. So happy you gave it a try Erin! Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.

  3. Great idea, I will have to make this carrot ginger pancakes soon.

  4. Lovely recipe! I adore pancakes - all the more when someone else makes them! Sleep in girl. ;)

  5. His little curls!! Love. I also think these might be good to try- I do love ginger.

  6. Oh my god I need these pancakes in my life. So many yummies!!!


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