24 Carrots

by HEAB on December 15, 2009

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My house is sparkling like diamonds right now. For those of you following me on Twitter, it was close, but I didn’t quite get the whole downstairs cleaned in 90 minutes. After my Kettlebell class at Lululemon with Justine, I came home and finished the job. Did you know cleaning the house is much more fun if you belt out Christmas carols to your very confused dogs in a British accent? Well, it is. Try it sometime. :)

Since my morning was a bit crazy, (read I scarfed down 2 tortillas with chicken covered in hummus between cleaning bathrooms), I decided my pancakes could wait until lunch, and they were well worth the wait!

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Inspired by my favorite Carrot Cake Covered Katie, I made carrot cake pancakes. Katie emailed me yesterday saying she had eaten some for breakfast, and I knew I had to make my own version today. I used my coconut flour batter, and added 1 shredded carrot, 1 TBSP raisins soaked in water (I like ‘em plump), 1/2 ounce crushed walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little light coconut milk to thin the batter. I then topped them with soy-free Earth Balance, unsweetened shredded coconut, and maple syrup.

Check out the inside…can you see the raisins and carrots? (Yes, I ate them with my hands. Much more fun that way!)

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For those of you who asked me about Allie’s Protein Balls, she posted the recipe here, and please click here to read Maggie’s post on exercise, a great reminder that less is usually more. :)

Time to get to work. Have a good night!

Edited to Add: Smoothie Girl Deb announces the winner of her HEABversary nut butter giveaway. Click here to see if you won.

{ 58 comments }

Veggiesmack December 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

What a tasty way to eat carrots! Those are some lovely looking pancakes! :-)

Paige @ Running Around Normal December 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Ohhh man those pancakes just made me huuuungry! They look fabulous. And go you for deep cleaning the casa :)

Ameena December 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

That does look SO good. Thanks for the great idea! Maybe I can sneak some carrots into my four year old this way.

RhodeyGirlTests December 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Yummmmmmmmmmm!

Evan Thomas December 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Those pancakes are such a fun twist

Eliza December 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm

yumm! carrot cake pancakes :) these look and sound amazing, love the recipe, i must make these!!

xx
Eliza

kandkfood December 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm

The pancakes look incredible… really really good. I need to try!
Katie

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Now those are my kind of pancakes for sure. I’m liking the idea of coconut flour, too! Sounds like that could only be a good thing.

merittothecarrot December 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Those look absolutely fantastic, from one carrot lover to another ;)

Kristen December 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Yum yum! Who wouldn’t like carrot cake pancakes! :)

VeggieGirl December 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Too marvelous!

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

LOL I renamed you, so I guess it’s only fair for you to rename me as well :)

I like plumpie raisins too. Gosh darn it, now I need to make some more carrot cake pancakes and put raisins in! You’re making more work for me, Miss HEAB!

the dainty pig December 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm

oh my.
MUST try these! glorious carrot cake pancakes. You are a genius :D

Alyson December 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

You and Katie are making me crave Carrot Cake like crazy! I’m going to have to make the healthy muffin or pancake version asap! :)

Chloe December 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Oh Heather, I don’t even like pancakes and you’ve got me craving them. I must try your versions, they look delicious and would be a great thing to snack on around the house.

Jenny December 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm

now thats one way to get the kiddies to eat their vegetables!

Jessica December 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I can see the raisins! They look delicious!

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Right under Jenny’s head! Cool :) Love that girl.

Anyway, the pancakes. I LOVE Carrot cake. I need to get on these when I Get home.
Thanks also for linking up Allie’s recipe! And I already saw Maggie’s post, a good one no doubt.

Belting out xmas carols in a confused british accent? Priceless!!!!
xoxo

Shannon December 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Those look delicious. I am kind of curious about the earth balance and egg whites, though. I remember you writing about not fearing fat awhile back, so I am wondering who there is no butter (is it the dairy thing?) or egg yolks in your food? Egg yolks are where all of the nutrition are and they help you better absorb the protein from the whites. At least that is my understanding. Plus they’re a whole food. The way I see it God gave eggs a yolk for a reason, kwim?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Shannon, I do Earth Balance b/c of the dairy thing, and the yolks will not beat into foam like the whites. I got plenty of fat from the coconut milk and shredded coconut, and just so you know I made a meatloaf for dinner using 2 whole eggs. I simply use egg whites in the pancakes b/c they make them so light and airy. :)

Abby December 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I enjoy eating foods (that require a utensil in public) with my hands too!! They look very good, as always!

Shelby December 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Carrot Cake pancakes?! Marry me? ;)

homecookedem December 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Those pancakes look so amazing!! I have to make a gluten free version for my carrot cake lovin’ husband!! :)

Light Delight with Tou Tou December 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

what a beautiful piles of pancake!! they are just like snow flakes :D very festival. I love’em.

Mama Pea December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

This morning I was eating as I was changing the sheets on my bed and thought,”This probably isn’t good for the sheets” and as I put the dirty ones in the washer while shoveling it in, I thought, “This probably REALLY isn’t good for me.”

Mara @ What's For Dinner? December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Guess you helped me figure out what I’m using the rest of my coconut flour for…

Katie December 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Your pancakes look great!

I am loving the coconut flour in mine – new pancakes today!

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Jenna December 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

yummmmm!

eatmovelove December 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Yum…do you eat all of those at once Heather – I would ;) . I eat syrup by the spoonful too…:O. Way to go with the cleaning…I’m surrounded by clutter.

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 15, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Eatmovelove, Yes, ate the whole plate. Kept me full for hours!

Maggie December 15, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Glad you enjoyed the post :)

I love the raisin/carrot combo – so perfect. I am still avoiding orange things (‘cept I went crazy on a butternut last night) but I would definitely go for those carrots!

Carolyn December 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I love the house cleaned feeling.. So calming… ahhh… but getting to that point, not so much… tomorrow is my day… :-\

I may have to eat some “power cleaning” pancakes cakes like that before, in order to face my place…. up close cakes photos…you can almost smell how wonderful they were…!!

Will also start using almond milk to thin… forgot about that!

theemptynutjar December 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Wow Heather, you are so active!
You could always crumble a piece of your carrot cake on top and it would stick to the maple syrup :) A few carrot cake pancake sandwiches ?
By the way, you truly are the most unique person ever, I don’t think there is any other like you :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Empty Nut, Hehe – I hear that often. :)

Luv2CUSmile December 15, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Oh Those sound and look absolutely delicious! I am going to have to do Carrot pancakes! Especially being my fav cake is Carrot cake! Ooooh I would so have to prevent myself from slathering cream cheese on them but think of the flavor!! Cream cheese w/ brown sugar mixed into it! LOL I couldn’t resist! Thx for the post on this! I am now Twitter following ya! The link above shows doesn’t exist so I added by clicking icon on sidebar.

Erica December 15, 2009 at 9:16 pm

mmmm I’m making pancakes on Thursday and I can’t wait! I love all of the fun new combos you try. Rock on with the cleaning! I always feel 20 x’s better when the house is clean. Have a good night Heather

Jenny R. December 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I am craving carrot cake sooo badly right now..Im biting my screen. I am soooooooo trying out that recipe

Melissa S. December 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm

omg i have to make those pancakes..closest thing to real carrot cake since i’ve never had it! and i’m sure it’s much easier!

Pure 2 Raw Twins December 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm

WOW, what a pancake flavor!!! Love carrot cake never though about making a pancake out of it!!! Love it…. and you never know with us twins… but your guess on our blog just might be right ;)

yogiclarebear December 15, 2009 at 11:27 pm

mad props to maggie and to you for the repost. great great!

Carbzilla December 16, 2009 at 12:05 am

OMGosh I’m so making those this weekend!!!! (I like plump raisins too).

I swear if there was a store that only sold carrots, kabocha, spinach, and kale, I could single-handedly keep them in business.

I love that someone pointed out your uniqueness – it’s true! There’s only one HEABS!

momentanew December 16, 2009 at 3:16 am

Goodness! That looks so tasty and filling! :)

Miz December 16, 2009 at 5:37 am

damn
Im more interested in the sparkle’age.

please to come over.

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) December 16, 2009 at 6:27 am

I am loving all the pancake goodness, I really need to make some. I sing to my dog all the time too, ha ha. Perhaps I’ll try an accent to switch it up ;-)

brittac December 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

Carrot pancakes are brilliant. I cannot wait to try!

Kristen December 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

I just recently started reading this blog thanks to a friend – it is amazing! Thank you for all the great tips and I LOVE reading everything you’ve written!! You rock!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 16, 2009 at 7:24 am

Wow, thanks Kristen!

Ozlen December 16, 2009 at 7:00 am

Hi Heather,

I just wanted to drop a quick note and say thank you for the nuntaurals stuff. I got my package in the mail yesterday along with a nice package of recipes including many of yours!! That was the highlight because I often read your stuff but do not get to make the creations because I do not have the details handy. I can not wait to try some pancakes and kambocha ice cream. Thank you. Sure I was disappointed that I did not get the Vita mix (who was not??) :) but I won some pretty cool stuff. Thanks to you. Take care.

ozlen

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 16, 2009 at 7:25 am

Ozlen, So happy to hear your stevia arrived. Please let me know what you end up making. Enjoy!

Haley December 16, 2009 at 8:08 am

Hi Heather, Did you make the pancakes the same as the day before?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

Haley, Yes, I used my coconut flour pancake recipe but added the carrot cake ingredients: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/recipes/coconut-flour-pancakes/

Allie (Protein Girl) December 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

I love protein pancake sandwiches with almond butter leaking out the side!

Bekah December 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

seriously mouthwatering. carrot cake pancakes (with little to no carbs?!)- holy genius heather. holy genius.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm

face it heabs, you ate carrot cake for brekkie. It just fell down into a flat heap! :-)

Becca December 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Singing (in any accent) is the best way to get housework done! I always sing when I’m washing the dishes. Work just goes quicker that way!

Scott in Ohio December 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Awesome looking pancakes.

I can’t believe Mama Pea let your “I like ‘em plump” caption go without a “that’s what she said”. :-)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

I made a carrot cake version for my birthday dinner last night! I loved them. I did not add the protein powder since I don’t have a dairy/soy free one, I added 1 TBSP flax meal and 5 drops vanilla stevia! Loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 15, 2010 at 9:06 am

Happy Birthday Sarena. So happy to hear you enjoyed them!

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