Fluffy Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

March 25, 2020

30 Minute Meals

By: Jasmine Briones 

Today we are showing you how to make the FLUFFIEST vegan carrot cake pancakes. This breakfast is perfect for spring and is ready to eat in under a half-hour!

a stack of vegan carrot cake pancakes with a maple syrup drizzle

This post is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances

Growing up, my mom always made carrot cake this time of year, so I thought it would be a fun idea to put a little spin on them and make carrot cake pancakes.

Let’s set the mood: It’s Sunday morning, windows are open, the birds are chirping, music is bumpin’ from the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator, and we are cooking up some fluffy carrot cake pancakes. Sounds pretty dreamy, doesn’t it? Now only if you could smell these yummy pancakes!

ingredients for vegan carrot cake pancakes on a wooden board by sweet simple vegan

This recipe combines all the flavors of carrot cake with the texture and style of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. In our opinion, it is the perfect combination. We topped our carrot cake pancakes with a sweet cream cheese drizzle, maple syrup, carrot shreds, and walnut pieces, bringing together this breakfast perfectly.

It’s also a great idea to make extra pancakes to enjoy throughout the week. We always make a double batch and then store the excess in our refrigerator for the short them, and then in the freezer for the longer term! 

girl holding a stack of vegan carrot cake pancakes in front of a refrigerator

Shoutout to Samsung for our rad refrigerator! We have one of their smart refrigerators which features their Family Hub with the capability of helping us create shopping lists, keep track of our items with their expiration dates, give us a digital view of our refrigerator at all times (which is especially helpful when we are out) and the ability to store our produce and food optimally. We have a whole blog post where we talk about the best ways to store produce here. If you want to get a full tour of our vegan fridge AND learn more about the unique features of this refrigerator, check out our previous fridge tour post and also check Samsung out here.

a stack of vegan carrot cake pancakes by sweet simple vegan

We are big fans of pancakes and have a whole bunch of different recipes for them on our blog if you want to check them out:

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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a stack of vegan carrot cake pancakes with a maple syrup drizzle

Fluffy Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: ~9 pancakes

Description

Learn how to make the FLUFFIEST vegan carrot cake pancakes. This breakfast is perfect for spring and is ready to eat in about 30 minutes! 


Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegan cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins*
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 3 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons almond milk, as needed

Top with

  • Shredded carrots
  • Walnuts, crushed
  • Raisins
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cream cheese topping (above)

Instructions

  1. Prepare a flax egg. In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal along with the water and mix until uniform. Set aside for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients along with the prepared flax egg until uniform. Add all of the dry ingredients and combine everything just until a uniform batter forms. Do not over-stir as this creates tough pancakes. Set aside for 10 minutes. 
  3. In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese topping. To a small bowl, add in the vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon almond milk. Whisk everything together until smooth and adjust sweetness to taste. Add an additional tablespoon of almond milk if needed to thin to your liking. Set aside.
  4. Lightly grease the non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Once heated, add the pancake batter 1/4 cup at a time. Flip once the edges begin to dry and bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes, and then cook for a few minutes more.
  5. Serve warm with a dallop or drizzle of the cream cheese topping plus additional shredded carrots, crushed walnuts, raisins and maple syrup. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, we suggest using the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour. We have used it in a similar recipe with success and it is what we would suggest for this recipe as well. 
  • If you are using large raisins, we suggest halving them. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Pancakes, Carrot Cake, Spring, Breakfast, Vegan

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances but all opinions remain our own. The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Angela says:

    What is the “*” on the flour for? I didn’t see a footnote in the recipe.

  2. Giulia says:

    Amazing idea

  3. Victoria says:

    I didn’t have raisins (#quarantine) but I made these anyway are they were so so good! Will definitely be making them again when I can get my hands on raisins!

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