Being a girl, I am prone to spontaneous food cravings. When these cravings hit they are usually for something specific. I have a massive sweet tooth so if I get a craving it's typically for some type of dessert. This week I had a craving for carrot cake. I don't know why I had such a craving for it, because whenever I'm at a party and there is carrot cake for dessert I snub my nose to it. I found it quite odd that I had this craving, I thought maybe I was low on my vitamines A, E and K so I decided to get creative. Instead of buying an actual carrot cake I opted for the homemade protein pancake version. I talked about how I make my protein pancakes in an older post of mine.
This recipe is basically the same but with carrot puree and carrot juice added.
- 2 cups of egg whites
- 3 carrots (juiced or pureed) *you can use a blender for pureeing*
- 1 cup of oats
- 3/4 cup of muesli
- 1 scoop of protein powder of choice
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of truvia sweetener
After your carrots are pureed, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. I did not want to blend-up any of the ingredients because I like that carrot cake has a texture to it and I wanted these pancakes to have a simular texture. I then took a tablespoon of coconut oil and pan-fried the batter into pancakes. You do not have to use coconut oil and you also do not have to pan-fry like me, because these recipes are just here to encourage all the possibilities when it comes to healthy cooking. I also made so copy-cat healthy "frosting" for the pancakes because I just could not see syrup going well with these. I made the frosting with some plain greek yogurt and mixed in some cinnamon, truvia and almond extract. It was delicious and guilt-free so of course it made the meal exceptional.
These pancakes were great and took care on my unwanted craving for carrot cake. Like I have said before, all of these recipes can be tweaked. These recipes are here to show the ratio of proper ingredients and how to incorporate the beneficial food and ingredients into our daily meals. This coming week I will be share some deliciously healthy thanksgiving dishes so be on the lookout.
I loved reading this recipe! I'm going to have to give it a shot. I was just browsing on pintrest the other night when I came across a recipe for banana bread pancakes that also looked extremely delicious. Last night for dinner my boyfriends grandma actually had zucchini bread and it tasted just like carrot cake. I thought it was interesting to find out that when using vegetables the bread tastes similar.ReplyDelete
That's awesome I have been so interested in trying to make some sort of healthy bread but it seems like it would be pretty difficult. Either way both of those recipes sounds delicious!Delete
I can always count on your blog to entertain my food cravings with a healthy snack. These pancakes look extremely amazing. I think I will try this on Thanksgiving Day, early morning breakfast, after my run and that way I can have a huge turkey dinner. Great recipe, thanks.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much it mean's a lot and I am glad you are going to try the recipe. You'll have to tell me how it was.Delete