Cravings Gone Clean

12 May

I really like pancakes.

Unfortunately though, they’re  not healthy enough to eat even regularly. (#bigsadface#) So when I found this recipe the other day, a healthy alternative to pancakes, I knew I had to try it.

This recipe is a direct copy from

Coconut Carrot Cake Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cps shredded carrots
  • 1/3 flour (I used spelt)
  • 1/3 cup spelt flakes (or large flake oatmeal)
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T chia seeds (white, whole)
  • 1 t baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt

How to:

  1. puree the eggs and the carrots and coconut oil together (I used a magic bullet, but a blender or immersion blender would do just fine)
  2. in a large bowl, combine all other ingredients EXCEPT the shredded coconut
  3. fold liquid into flour mixture until combined
  4. fold in coconut
  5. cook over medium, flipping when the top is bubbly

Make an easy 2 second syrup alternative:

  • combine yogurt with vanilla stevia to taste–it’s healthier than syrup!
    Top with some nuts for an extra ‘carrot cake’ taste.  Enjoy!  

Just in case you needed a few more reasons to eat these…

  • whole eggs provide complete usable protein
  • good source of B vitamins–destress with breakfast!
  • sneaking some veggies into breakfast–yes, you should!
  • chia seeds provide some Omega 3′s, and a great source of fiber and antioxidants
  • coconut oil=healthy fats

Look at this delicious texture!

I made some today and really enjoyed them. It was a little bit more like a cross between a fritter and pancake but I will most definitely take it as my pancake substitute. I topped mine with melted natural peanut butter and it was heavenly.
This would also be great food to try with your kids. I tried with my girls today but the’re going through a phase of not wanting to try anything new. Gotta love that.
Anyways, happy pancake experimenting!
Coconut Carrot Pancakes…
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