24 Carrots

by HEAB on December 15, 2009

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!


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!)


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.