Moist and fluffy coconut flour paleo carrot cake pancakes made with coconut flour, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup. These flavor-infused carrot cake pancakes are perfect for a slow weekend breakfast, or double as a healthy snack.
…Also known as that time we did a mash up of carrot cake and pancakes and called it breakfast.
Sometimes you need to begin the week with something irresistible to let the weekend spill over just a little longer.
Perhaps you need a different flavor to change up routine and make you feel funky fresh. Sometimes you need a place to put a vegetable to ensure your children nuggets consume a vitamin or two.
Perhaps you need paleo carrot cake pancakes to remind you you’re free to do as you please while still making wise decisions.
We’re gluttons for healthy hedonistic breakfasts.
We’re no stranger to grain-free and gluten-free pancakes on this site. It recently dawned on me that I made coconut flour pancakes for the first time seven years ago. Since then, I have posted Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes, Fluffy Citrus Coconut Flour Pancakes, Lemon Ricotta Coconut Flour Pancakes , Blueberry Coconut Flour Pancakes for One, and Fluffy Apple Walnut Pancakes.
And the party keeps on going..
I used my Basic Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes recipe as the base for this carrot cake edition. I simply added shredded coconut, carrot, cinnamon, and raisins to make these pancakes taste like the much coveted classic carrot cake.
Serve them up with a pat of butter and pure maple syrup, and/or top them with chopped walnuts and raisins for a real good time.
Can I Substitute the Coconut Flour?:
Because coconut flour is its own animal when it comes to grain-free flours, I don’t recommend trying to replace it with any other flour, as it absorbs 4 x more liquid than most other flours. If you prefer almond flour over coconut flour, you can instead use my recipe for Almond Flour Pancakes as the base, and add the carrot cake ingredients from there.
As usual, the pancake batter prep is a breeze. Simply add all ingredients for the base to a blender, blend, and then fold in the shredded coconut, carrot, and raisins. Cook them up on the trusty griddle, and you have yourself a healthy grain-free cake-for-breakfast situation.
And if you’re like me and you’ve been itching for ALL THE CARROT CAKE lately, I’ve gotchu, boo.
Here are some additional..
Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes:
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread
- Carrot Cake Fat Balls
- Grain-Free Parsnip Carrot Cake
- Paleo Carrot Cake
Cheers to carrot cake everything!!
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Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes
Grain-free paleo pancakes made with all the carrot cake goodies for a treat of a breakfast
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, or honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 1 TBL coconut flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour, or arrowroot flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 large carrot, peeled and grated (1/2 heaping cup)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- chopped walnuts
- pure maple syrup
- Add all ingredients except the last three (carrot, coconut, raisins) to a blender and blend until well-combined and smooth.
- Fold in the last three ingredients and allow batter to sit 15 minutes. This process will help thicken the batter.
- Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet (enough to generously coat the surface) over medium-low heat. Wait a few minutes for the skillet to warm up all the way.
- Measure a 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto the hot skillet. If necessary, use your finger to spread the batter into a perfect circle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until pancake is golden-brown on the first side. Carefully flip and cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or until pancake is cooked through. Repeat for remaining batter
- Serve pancakes with choice of grass-fed butter, chopped walnuts, raisins, almond butter, and/or pure maple syrup.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1 of 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 175Total Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 18gFiber 3gSugar 9gProtein 4g
Saturday 10th of July 2021
Loved these delicious pancakes, real taste of carrot cake to start the morning, so yummy 😋
Sunday 11th of July 2021
I'm so thrilled you like them, Angela! Thanks for the sweet note! xoxo
Monday 12th of October 2020
These pancakes are delicious! My family of 6 all loved them! I grated the carrots on a medium sized microplane so they were small and I believe helped keep the pancakes light and fluffy. Thank you very much!
Monday 12th of October 2020
My pleasure, Erin! I'm so happy you and your family like the pancakes! This is my favorite recipe for pancakes on my site, so I'm thrilled you enjoy them :D xoxo
Sunday 1st of March 2020
I have made MANY pancake recipes since the beginning of 2020.... and these have been by far one of my top 3 favorite recipes. SO GOOD!!! I cut the recipe in half too, but now wish I made a full batch to freeze the leftovers!
Monday 2nd of March 2020
Sarah!! I'm so thrilled to hear it! These pancakes are my favorite I've posted...I'm so happy you enjoy them too! Thank you for the sweet note and the support! :D
Friday 26th of April 2019
These were unfortunately really dry for me. I added two more eggs and about 3/4C more coconut milk which helped. I also did not use tapioca flour and just had coconut flour. Do you think that was the reason? Other than that, I can imagine how yummy they are! We even added a little bit of cream cheese frosting to them ?
Friday 26th of April 2019
Coconut flour absorbs 4 times more liquid than any other flour, so it can't be used as a 1:1 replacement for any flour. This is why you needed more eggs and liquid. When the recipe is made as written, no additional liquid is necessary :D
Thursday 6th of September 2018
These look great. I love carrot cake! But I don’t see the calorie or card count in your blog. Can you tell what they are?