Buttermilk Carrot Pancakes

by Kiran on April 11, 2014 · 27 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes

Some mornings, I’m up early at the crack of dawn, full of energy and motivated to tackle as much on my to-do list of the day as possible. But to be honest, I sometimes crave for lazy days where I roll out of bed so late and there’s breakfast waiting for me.

Or someone magically appears and work on my to-do list. Ha!

Buttermilk Carrot Pancakes | KiranTarun.com/Food

Today, with the to-do list pushed aside (happily!), I’m paying a close attention to a stack of buttermilk carrot pancakes. For breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, I’d be devouring this to forget about the pile of dirty laundry.

There’s always something more urgent than dirty laundry.

Buttermilk Carrot Pancakes | KiranTarun.com/Food

In fact, I’m about to curl back into the bed after this! Happy TGIF!!!

Buttermilk Carrot Pancakes | KiranTarun.com/Food

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Makes 10 to 12 small pancakes


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1/8 cup walnut, finely chopped


  1. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients (with exception to grated carrots and walnuts).
  3. Gently stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Do not over-mix. Fold in grated carrots and walnuts.
  4. Allow batter to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat griddle or a large non-stick skillet on medium.
  6. Add a little butter and swirl around the pan. Spoon 2 heaping tbsp of batter (per pancake) onto hot skillet. Allow pancake surface to bubble for a minute, before flipping. Cook for another 1 minute or until pancakes are lightly browned.
  7. Remove pancakes onto a parchment lined baking sheet and keep it warm in the oven, preheated on a low/warm setting.
  8. Continue making pancakes with the rest of batter.
  9. Serve pancakes with warmed maple syrup/butter/cream topped with grated carrots and chopped walnuts.


Buttermilk Carrot Pancakes | KiranTarun.com/Food

Have a great, chore-free (if that ever happens!) and delicious weekend, my friends 🙂

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1 Rosa April 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

A great idea! Those healthy pancakes must be delicious.




2 Kiran April 16, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Rosa — thanks love!


3 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health April 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

i hate doing laundry with a passion. i would love to have some pancakes for breakfast even better if its already waiting for me 🙂
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4 Kiran April 16, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Dixya — haha, don’t we all 😉


5 Asian Slow Cooking April 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Wow! Thank you for this recipe, It looks lovely. My daughter loves pancakes and now I can make it healthy too.
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6 Kiran April 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM

ASC — you are welcome and hope your daughter would enjoy this recipe 🙂


7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 11, 2014 at 7:59 PM

These remind me of carrot cake in the form of pancakes, yum!
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8 Kiran April 17, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Laura — oh yes, but without the cream cheese frosting 😉


9 Lail | With A Spin April 12, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Folding laundry and ironing is what I hate to do. I love when breakfast waits for me which is often the weekends. Not that I am curled up in bed.

While my husband makes breakfast on Saturdays I cuddle up with the daughter. Now, this healthy pancake recipe needs to go to him. I have used carrots in savory pancakes but not sure why I haven’t used them in sweet pancakes. Love the bursts of flavors in here, Kiran.


10 Kiran April 17, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Lail — thanks and hope you get to enjoy this pancakes soon 🙂


11 Laura @ Family Spice April 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I love everything about these pancakes: the healthy ingredients and the great flavors! Reminds me of a good carrot cake for breakfast!
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12 Kiran April 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Laura — thank you and carrot cake for breakfast? why not 😀


13 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 12, 2014 at 10:44 PM

These pancakes are not only delicious, also very healthy!
Have a marvelous and relaxing weekend, Kiran!
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14 Kiran April 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Angie — thanks sweetie and hope you are having a fun weekend 🙂


15 Gemma @andgeesaid April 13, 2014 at 1:15 AM

YUMMMMM! Carrot pancakes! I love carrot cake so this would be fantastic! Definitely going to try. I’m pushing my to do list aside too, hehe. Oops!

xx gemma @ gemmachew.com
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16 Kiran April 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Gemma — let me know how it tastes. Enjoy!


17 Choc Chip Uru April 13, 2014 at 2:09 AM

What stunning cake delicious pancakes 😀
A classic cake for breakfast is awesome!

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18 Lizzy (Good Things) April 13, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Oooh, how sweet and spicy!
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19 Jamie April 13, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Mmmmm breakfast or dessert? These are so much like a carrot cake in pancake form that I am in love. Perfect…. and better eaten in bed, right?


20 jehanne@thecookingdoctor April 14, 2014 at 2:18 AM

chore-free and a house with a toddler never goes together my friend! Love the beautiful shots, and many more TGIF for us!
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21 Kathryn April 14, 2014 at 4:26 AM

These look wonderful! An absolutely perfect Easter celebratory breakfast!
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22 easyfoodsmith April 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Living in India has its own benefits, having a maid to do most of your work is one 😛
The buttermilk carrot pancakes sound delicious and using wheat flour makes them healthy too.
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23 Kitchen Belleicious April 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

oh oh oh oh oh! oh i am so happy about this bc it is the perfect quick recipe for easter breakfast! Given i shred the carrots ahead of time! i love it!
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24 Kelly April 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM

These pancakes look delicious! I love the idea of adding carrots to buttermilk pancakes – they sound amazing with almond and whole wheat flour too! I would definitely take a stack of these pancakes any day over doing dirty laundry 🙂


25 Peri's Spice Ladle April 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

What a delightful idea to use carrots for pancakes, and I like the whole wheat flour in it…great wholesome recipe:)
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26 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence April 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

YUM!!! I hate cleaning my stove 😛 Which I need to do often because I am always making a mess.
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27 laurasmess April 20, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Yum, these look absolutely delicious Kiran. Like carrot cake in pancake version, particularly with the lovely dollop of creamy topping 🙂 Thanks for this gorgeous post x
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