These Keto Carrot Cake Pancakes are easy to make and perfect for any spring breakfast or Easter brunch. They’re low carb and have all the classic flavors you love about the popular cake. Grain free, sugar free and made with almond flour, coconut, carrots, pecans.
Fluffy pancakes are a big favorite around here. As much my kids are obsessed with baked oatmeal during the week, nothing beats a plate of yummy pancakes, piled high on a lazy Sunday morning. It’s the perfect excuse to eat fluffy cakes for breakfast.
We’ve been obsessed with all things carrot cake lately and these Keto Carrot Cake Pancakes are our latest favorite.
The best part though? These paleo carrot cake pancakes are sugar free, grain free, low carb / keto-friendly and have all the flavors everyone loves about carrot cake.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE CARROT CAKE PANCAKES?
For this healthy carrot cake pancake recipe, you are going to need:
- Super-fine blanched almond flour + Coconut flour – our favorite gluten free flour alternatives that we like to use to mimic the taste and texture of all purpose flour.
- Monk fruit sweetener – sub with granulated pure maple sugar or coconut sugar for paleo carrot cake pancakes
- Carrot cake spices: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground ginger to give these dairy free pancakes that cozy carrot cake flavor
- Baking powder – to help the pancakes rise and make them super fluffy.
- Fine sea salt – balances out the sweetness and makes these pancakes delicious
- Eggs – helps binds the pancake batter together and make them super fluffy.
- Unsweetened almond milk – feel free to use any milk you like.
- Apple cider vinegar – just a touch helps make these grain free pancakes extra fluffy
- Grated carrots – for that amazing carrot cake flavor plus a sneaky boost of veggies!
- Nuts – we used chopped pecans for that extra added crunch but you can also use walnuts if that’s what you like or have in your kitchen.
- Shredded Coconut – adds that extra sweetness and classic carrot cake flavor.
- Raisins – completely optional but gives these that classic carrot cake flavor.
HOW TO MAKE KETO CARROT PANCAKES
- WHISK THE WET INGREDIENTS: Start off by whisking together eggs, almond milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract until smooth.
- STIR IN THE DRY INGREDIENTS: Add the monkfruit sweetener (you can also use erythritol OR Swerve if you prefer), almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and stir until combined.
- FOLD IN ADD-INS: Fold in carrots, nuts, coconut and raisins if using. If the batter appears too thick, add a splash of almond milk. If too thin, add a bit more flour. Allow the batter to rest for 5-10 minutes.
- PREHEAT GRIDDLE: Meanwhile, preheat griddle or a large skillet on medium to medium-low heat.
- COOK PANCAKES: Drop 1/4 cup sized batter rounds onto the griddle. Cook until the edges begin to turn golden brown and bubbles form on the top, about 5-6 minutes. GENTLY flip and cook another 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.
- SERVE: Serve with some sugar-free maple syrup, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, melted butter / ghee or coconut whipped cream, if desired.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST KETO CARROT CAKE PANCAKES:
- Since these paleo carrot cake pancakes use almond flour and coconut flour, they do take a little longer to cook than your regular flour pancakes. Cook them low and slow so the middle cooks evenly and doesn’t end up mushy.
- Do not overmix the batter once you add the dry ingredients
- Alow the batter to rest for 3-5 minutes to thicken up while you preheat the griddle
CAN I FREEZE LOW CARB CARROT CAKE PANCAKES?
Yes. The great thing about these paleo carrot cake pancakes is that you can make them ahead and heat them up during the week.
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These Keto Carrot Cake Pancakes are perfect for any spring breakfast or Easter brunch. They’re keto friendly and have all the classic flavors you love about the popular cake. Treat yourself to this super sweet pancake recipe!
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons granulated monkfruit sweetener , can also use erythritol OR SWERVE (if not paleo)
- 3/4 cup s superfine blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/3 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts , plus more for topping
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut , plus more for topping
- 1 tablespoon chopped raisins , optional
- coconut chips for serving , optional
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract until smooth.
Add the monkfruit sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix until smooth and just combined.
Fold in carrots, nuts, coconut, and raisins, if using. Allow to sit while you heat up the griddle so the batter can thicken up.
Preheat a griddle or pan over medium-low heat. Grease with coconut oil or butter. Once the pan is hot, scoop about 1/4 cup batter onto preheated griddle. Cook undisturbed until bubbles form around the edges (about 2-4 minutes depending on your stove and the batter). Using a spatula, gently flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve with a dollop of coconut cream, shredded coconut or coconut chips and nuts, if desired.