Carrot Cake Pancakes

Oh hey there! Did u miss me?! Let’s be realistic, of course you did. I’ve been slightly MIA lately and a terrible Blogger. This is based upon a few reasons. Let’s review.

1. I haven’t cooked anything worth talking about lately. My diet has consisted of pounds of broccoli and insanely good grass fed beef burgers. Delicious but boring to most taste buds.
2. I haven’t gone out much therefore I have no stories to give you.
3. All I do is CrossFit. While I think my wods are worth talking about because I’m usually almost in tears while trying to chase down my training partner Jason, most people really don’t give a sh*t.

But I’m back, and I’m ready to salivate your taste buds with stories from my boring life and thoughts from my dirty mind. That didn’t really make sense. Anywho, speaking of a dirty mind, let’s talk about guy’s butts. I mean, I workout and hang out with some pretty fantastic looking guys, and the mind wanders at times. Before CrossFit, I never even thought twice about a guys ass. They always seemed pretty boring to me. And honestly, kind of useless. But then I began the CrossFitting lifestyle and noticed that guys had butts you could bounce a penny off of, maybe even a quarter….and that just cannot go unnoticed.

So the other day, I was checking out my friend Tom and noticed how fantastic his butt looked. I asked him where his shorts were from and he told me they are the fight shorts his company Renegade Fitness made. They’re super legit. I’m saying definitely even better than Lulu. If you’re a CrossFitter or just want to look like one, these shorts are fantastic. Not only do they stretch so when you’re squatting like a pro below parallel, you don’t get the crotch tear, but your butt will look like a taut ham. What does that look like? Effin’ good. Check them out and then I’ll check you out. And no, this is not a cross-promotion because Tom is not promoting my blog. Nor is he making shorts my ass look fantastic in. But let’s be realistic here, there is no hope for my ass looking better. That would take a team of plastic surgeons and miracles. I’ll stick with squats for now. But at least I can day dream about dudes butts in these shorts. I may even be thinking about yours….

I made pancakes today!!! I didn’t think of this recipe by myself. Fail Juli. Fail.

This recipe is modified by Eat the Cookie. She’s legit. Knows her sh*t.


Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes




  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl: almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda and powder, and spice together.
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients: carrots, eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, and raisins. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat a large skillet or pancake griddle up under medium-high heat and use coconut oil to grease the surface. I used a coconut oil spray that isn’t totally paleo but it’s easy and I like easy. So suck it.
  4. Pour batter into small pancakes onto hot griddle. Cook on both sides for 3 or so minutes.
  5. Top pancakes off with coconut butter and maple syrup. Then eat them. I would honestly pair the pancakes with a breakfast sausage. Meals without meat are stupid.

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


60 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Pancakes”

  1. Funny story. I'm reading the blog last night and my 5 year old sits down beside me. After looking at the pictures of the pancake she asks, why do those pancakes look so weird? I explained to her that they were carrot cake pancakes and they were really good for her. Her response? Dad, you know chocolate chips taste WAY better than carrots. I couldn't really argue that last point.

  2. Damon, the pictures really don't do it justice. But when do my pictures ever look good? Your child is smart though, chocolate chips are hella better than carrots.

    Kaitlin, it made about 9-10 small pancakes. The pancakes were probably 3-4 inches around.

  3. I just ordered Adam some fight shorts…. I'll be watching you….. haha. JK- check him out all you want. No really. It will boost his self-esteem.

  4. hey! i just found your blog through my stats! thanks for trying this recipe, it is one of my faves! you should try the pumpkin pancakes if you liked these.

    my husband and i usually split a batch of these pancakes, and walk away from the table pretty stuffed. i say the recipe serves 2-3., with a side of sausage, 3 for sure!

  5. That's awesome you came to check out my blog!! I love yours! I spent my Friday and Saturday night glued to your blog, looking at every recipe lol. You make good stuff!!

    I will DEFINITELY try the pumpkin pancakes. My roommate is obsessed with pumpking so she will be SUPER happy!! Thank you for posting such good stuff! Keep it up!

  6. Emily–I'll boost his self esteem. I'll tell him how impressive looking his beige tall socks are for working out. Socks that you can wear to the office AND during a wod are legit. I'm proud of him

  7. made these this morning for brunch…seriously? amazing. i am never going back to regular paleo pancakes. i had some crushed pineapple that i needed to use up so i tossed that in there too. delish. thanks!

  8. These pancakes look absolutely delicious. I’m very excited about trying this because I have yet to find a pancake recipe that I love. I’m hoping that these are it. I can not wait to give them a try this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  9. These are waaaay more delicious than any other paleo pancakes I’ve tried! That being said, I think I should have added more cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to maybe make them better. . .but not sure how much might help. Drowning them with syrup was definitely a good idea! Yummy!

  10. I love these pancakes! So much so I added some honey and raisins and made them into muffins! They make a great snack. 🙂

  11. Oh my! I L-O-V-E me some carrot cake – now that I don’t eat grains, I love finding innovative new ways to enjoy these past loves of my life in a healthier Paleo way. Really glad I found this site, and looking forward to trying these carrot cake pancakes!


  12. Ok, so I’ve been delving into CrossFit and love and recently decided to try a Paleo-ish diet. I was terrified of trying but reading your blog is totally making me excited about it! Also you are fucking hilarious and your rant about what you eat and how people need to suck it if they don’t like is awesome.

  13. I checked out a really nice masculine crossfit bum yesterday. very taut and manly. bent over in front of me post wod. couldn’t help myself. that is all.

    going to go make deez ‘cakes now!

  14. Made these a few minutes ago – doubled the recipe. Hubby said you can’t tell the diff between this pancake and a ‘regular’ one. They were a hit

  15. We JUST started the whole family on Paleo this week and I’ve toyed with some recipes that were just NOT so great. I’m so happy I stumbled upon your site. These pancakes were AMAZING. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  16. I hope you aren’t sick of me saying this~but YOU ROCK!!! I’ve been searching for the perfect paleo pancake and I’m pretty sure this is it!! They passed the testing of my teenagers!! I did add a teeny bit of honey and almost a tablespoon of cinnamon to a double batch. I considered only making a single “trial” batch, but then I realized this was one of your recipes and I haven’t had a bad one yet! So glad I doubled. There are a few left that will toast up for a yummy breakfast before work tomorrow.

  17. You have a gift girlfriend! every recipe of yours that I have tried has ROCKED!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  18. Just finished eating an entire batch, topped with honey and coconut butter. Freaking delicious! Wonderfully indulgent flavor but full of good ingredients. THANK YOU for being so amazing, Juli!!

  19. Dotti Davidson

    I have been slowly making my way through all of your recipes, which are all fabulous…was wondering if you could convert this recipe to paleo…would almond meal and honey work as a supplement to the flour and brown sugar?
    ‎2 c milk, 2T oil, 2 eggs. Mix together in a bowl. 2c flour, 2t baking powder, 1t baking soda, 1t salt, 1 heaping spoonful of brown sugar and a few shakes of cinnamon. Mix wet and dry, then add 1 shredded zucchini and 5 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon. Cook with lots of butter in the pan 🙂

  20. These are so damn tasty! I haven’t tried them with coconut butter and maple syrup yet, but I did try some hazelnut almond butter on top – delicious.

  21. Hi! Just tried these pancakes this morning and they are wonderful! What surprised me the most was that they kept me full right until noon (had fried up some sausage drizzed in maple syrup and had them as well). What’s also great is now I have leftover batter for tomorrow. My friends had turned me on to Paleo eating so I’m just starting. Learning so much about it – I’m lactose intolerant, IBS, have the beginnings of rheumatoid arthritis and am always tired. Hearing that Paleo eating can change that, I’m looking forward to seeing how things work out and secretly hoping to lose a few pounds too. Thanks for the great recipes! *grins* I printed off a whole bunch of them and now have them in sheet protectors in binders. 🙂 I’ll post my thoughts on whatever I try. rock. Your posts make me chuckle.

  22. Hi Juli,

    I made these pancakes for cheat night last night and they were SO GOOD… I’m not a strictly paleo eater though and I do experiment a bit so I posted the version I made to my blog- with a link and credit to this page. I hope this is ok.

    Wenna x

  23. Made these tonight. Had a bunch of carrots and didn’t know what to do with them. I love your Ingredient List!! The boys loved them!! They not only helped shred the carrots but were loving eating them up. My 4 year old said “this is the best dinner ever” I paired it with some quick pork chops cooked with onions and tomatoes.

    Once again, thank you!! You are amazing!!!

  24. If I omitted the raisins and the maple syrup, do you think these would still be tasty but allowed on the 21 DSD?
    I LOVE pancakes…

  25. I’m new to your site and I have to say that this first recipe I tried is a keeper. Paired with some thick cut bacon and an egg and WHAM, winner winner paleo dinner.

    Keep up the good work. I have a huge sweet tooth and your recipes might just keep me away from indulging on processed sweets over the weekend.

  26. These pancakes were delicious! I heartily recommend serving them with sliced banana on top. Love love love.

  27. These are perfect for using up that bag of carrots in my fridge. I love your recipes and the fact that they are heavy on the veggies and lighter on the nut flours. I can’t tolerate gluten but too much nut flour makes my jeans shrink 🙂 I tried your chocolate zucchini bread last night … very good …. and your plantain biscuits today …. amazing!! Next on the menu … carrot cake pancakes or … samosa donuts ohh… those look like they are to die for!!!

  28. Yum! Finally a pancake recipe that I can cook again and again. I have a question though, do you think the batter would keep for a couple days? My husband and I are going on a camping trip and thought about making enough batter for 4-5 days. What are your thoughts?

  29. OH SO Yummy!!! I finally made these this morning and they are fabulous! They are so incredibly filling! Wow! Two cakes and you are done, but raring to go!!! What are your thoughts on splitting the recipe? All works fine, but the three eggs. Should I go one or two when I split? I don’t want to have a carrot omlette, but also don’t want to change the wonderful texture. Thanks again for all your kitchen guidance and good eatin’!!!!!

  30. Can’t wait to try these, I’ve tried your other recipes and have loved them! I love your humor as well, it makes me want to make them even more. haha
    Thank You

  31. Juli – I have been recommending your site to everyone I know who is thinking about trying paleo! I haven’t tried one bad recipe yet. These were the perfect way to start out my post-wod “Sunday” morning! I think I’ll try the left overs toasted tomorrow with some sunflower butter! SO FRIGGIN GOOD!

  32. I am paleo ketogenic and have been craving carrot cake like mad!
    I added 1/4 cup of golden no sugar added raisins and a small handful of california almonds … spooned the batter into my sandwich maker and made delicious triangle shaped mini cakes! Thanks for the recipe!

  33. I really loved the whole basis of this recipe when I was veggied out one day. I modified your original because I have a pretty severe egg allergy (lame!).

    The link to the recipe is included in the “my website” spot. It’s for my vegan-friendly, paleo-friendly carrot pancakes based on your recipe.

  34. We were in the mood for breakfast for dinner, so made these last night along with scrambled eggs and bacon. Easy to make and tasted great! Thanks for sharing!

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