Body Ecology Diet, carrots, eggs, gluten free, grain free, mushrooms, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, spinach, vegan
Bachelorette Finale tonight!! I am SO excited.
Although, I’m in a bit of a dilemma though — the Bachelorette Finale AND the Food Network Star Finale are BOTH on tonight at the SAME TIME!! What were they thinking?!
Thank goodness for TIVO!
In other news, I ate strawberries today! Holy Camoley — they were SO fantastic! Sweet, succulent, and just mouth-watering good! I used to have to sprinkle them with a little sugar, but now that my system has detoxed from the “white stuff” they were SO sweet on their own! I couldn’t believe it!
How did I eat them? I had them as the sauce for my Carrot Cake Pancakes!
Wait a second…isn’t the Specific Carb Diet grain free? Why yes, yes it is. These pancakes are made with — ALMOND FLOUR! And they were just as fluffy and amazing as any I’ve had.
Since they’re made with almond flour and carrots (surprise!), they’re packed with nutrients and protein! And not to mention delicious!
And they’re Gluten Free and SCD, with a Vegan and Body Ecology Diet option!
Here’s what you need: (serves 1 – makes 5 silver dollar pancakes)
1/3 cup almond flour
3 carrots, grated
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
scant 1/8 tsp (more of a sprinkle) cloves
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (BED use alcohol free)
1/2 tsp honey (BED use alcohol free pure liquid stevia — see note below on amount)*
2 egg whites (Vegan Option: 2 flax/chia eggs)
6 ripe organic strawberries, pureed (BED – omit :( sorry! You could top with this delicious cashew cream!)
First, the sauce: Take 6 strawberries, and puree them with either a stick blender or in the food processor — that’s it! Voila!
Next the pancakes: Grate your carrots – afterwards, place them in a clean kitchen towel and wring out the excess liquid. Next, in a medium-sized bowl, whip your egg whites until they form nice peaks. In a separate, small bowl, combine your carrots, almond flour, and spices. Then, fold in your “dry” ingredients, vanilla and honey. (Stevia – wait to add).
Then, on a hot, olive-oil-sprayed frying pan or griddle, pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes a side, until golden brown. Top with the pureed strawberry sauce and enjoy!
*If using stevia, wait to add the stevia until your cakes are on the griddle. Then, drop 8 drops per pancake before you flip. Otherwise, the egg whites will deflate and you won’t get the fluffy texture!
With these pancakes, I served an egg white frittata with spinach, mushrooms and green onions.
These pancakes were — oh my gosh — utterly amazing! They honestly tasted like carrot cake!! Sweet, and warm with a nutty-spiciness from the cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. And combined with the succulent and sweet strawberry puree, it was bliss-inducing!
And the texture was divine! They were outrageously light and fluffy! There was a nice texture contrast with the grated carrots, which had softened just perfectly.
I just can’t get over these pancakes. :) They were that good.
Who said grain free would be dreadful?!
Did you watch the Bachelorette finale tonight?
This recipe is featured in Melt in Your Mouth Mon, My Meatless Mon, Monday Mania, Make Your Own Mon, and Made from Scratch Mon & Allergy Free Wed & Wellness Weekend! & Fri Food Fix!
SCD Griddle said:
I will be watching the Bachelorette finale! And, those pancakes look delicious.
~Theresa SCD Griddle
Thank you so much! You’re in for a treat – it’s a great finale! Thanks for stopping by!
You’ve done it again, Caralyn. Will you just write a cookbook already! You’re recipes are so awesome. I’m going to make these for dinner (for myself) this week Can’t wait!! :-)
Thank you so much Amber, you’re the greatest:) I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!! Have a terrific week! Thanks for stopping by and being such a great encourager!
Good morning Caralyn,
I made these this morning and LOVED them. I just ate them plain – they were amazing all on their own. What a simple, healthy recipe. And I’m all about changing it up…these are my new pancakes. So great to have variety on SCD. Thanks for a great recipe dear. You rock! :-)
Awesome!! Thank you so much Amber! That just made my day:) I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Days seem so luxurious when they begin with pancakes:) Have a great afternoon! YOU rock!! :)
My mouth is watering! Can’t wait to try these :)
Thank you so much Laura! They were a real treat:) Glad you stopped by!
these look DELICIOUS!!
Thank you Emily! They WERE! :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Alexia @ NamasteYoga said:
oh dear, delicious! i loove carrot cake and always add raisins to the batter. I know its not part of your diet but i just love the little extra chewiness the raisins give it!
Thank you Alexia! I love adding raisins too! You’re right – they’re like a chewy, sweet surprise! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Cupcake Crazy Gem said:
Oh my goodness, I literally want to dive head first into that strawberry sauce – it looks sooo delicious! and on carrot cake pancakes – wow, what an inventive bake!
Thank you so much! The strawberry sauce was definitely a highlight!! Thanks for stopping by!
These looks so yummy! What an interesting recipe, must give it a try! :)
Thank you Amy! They were definitely a treat! Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly @ My love affair with running said:
These sound scrumptious! I have never cooked with almond flour before, so may buy some and give this a crack ;)
Thank you Kelly! I love almond flour – it actually makes really light and fluffy baked goods – opposite of what one may think! Thanks for stopping by!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t. Wait. To. Eat. These!!!!! OMG Caralyn these look absolutely delicious! I’m definitely going to make a batch of these and stick some in the freezer for a quick breakfast. They are so beautiful and fluffy! Adding almond flour to my shopping list for sure! ;)
I watched the Food Network Star Finale. They need an awesome vegan guy or gal to shake things up! They need a veg show so bad! Hopefully down the road :)
Anyway, thanks for the awesome recipe! This and the cauliflower pizza crust are at the top of my list! Have a great day!
Aw thank you so much Sarah! That sounds like a great idea — I think I’ll do that too! Easy breakfast to go:)
And yes!! I agree! The FN absolutely needs a vegan show! I think it’d be a huge hit – the audience is definitely there! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!
Cathy at Wives with Knives said:
What a beautiful breakfast! I love almond flour and am so happy to know that it work in pancake batter.
Thank you Cathy! It was definitely a treat:) Thanks for stopping by!
Wendy @cookingquinoa said:
These look so good! I love the addition of carrots to pancakes. I can honestly say that is something I’ve never done. Not only am I sure it will taste great but it is also a great way to sneak veggies into my boys diets! Thanks for the great recipe!
Thank you Wendy! This is definitely a delicious way to get your Vitamin A! :) Thanks for stopping by!
I love the idea of the strawberry sauce on the carrot cake pancakes. Yum!
Thank you Deborah! The sauce was absolutely delightful! Thanks for stopping by!
Getting caught up on your posts, and I am so glad you’ve been able to enjoy fruit again! Carrot cake pancakes sound delicious, and they look even better.
Thank you Ingrid! I know, I am LOVING being about to eat fruit again! Hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
It must be so interesting to taste fruit again after not having it for so long! I’m so happy that you’re able to start incorporating a little back into your diet!
These pancakes look amazing! I think, if I puree the carrots, I might be able to get the twins to eat these too! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Kristy! I am SO loving fruit right now! I just had some blueberries — so incredible:) haha I bet your kids would love these too! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance said:
Congratulations on making it so long without fruit! This looks like a beautiful feast to break the no-fruit fast :-) The pancakes look delicious–I am so glad we have pancake options on SCD!
Thank you Lauren! I know, life just isn’t complete without a pancake every now and then:) Thanks for stopping by!
Lacy @ NYCityEats said:
Wow this is gorgeous! Love the strawberry sauce, I wish I could lick it right off the screen! My mom just found out that she has to eat gluten free & these sound perfect! Sending the recipe over, great job!
Haha Thank you so much Lacy! It was definitely delicious:) I hope she enjoys! Thanks for stopping by and passing the word along! Have a great night:)
FoodFaithFitness (@FoodFaithFitnes) said:
What a great combo! Looks delish!
Thank you! It was a wonderful supper! Thanks for stopping by!
Beth @ Tasty Yummies said:
Yum, these sound amazing. I have an ungodly amount of carrots that I was thinking of making some type of carrot cake waffle with this weekend :) Great minds think alike :)
Thank you Beth! Oooh carrot cake waffles sound delicious too! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!
Sage Grayson said:
These pancakes look insanely good! I love strawberries…and Tivo. :)
Thank you Sage!! I know…what was life like before Tivo?! haha ;) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Mmmm look good!
Thank you Meggie! I love pancakes:) Thanks for stopping by!
These look so amazing! And I love that your serving is just for 1 – so much easier to just double instead of having tons of batter leftover!
Thank you Amanda! Yeah, that way you make just what you need! :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!
Gabby @ the veggie nook said:
I see you are just LOVING the fruit- as you should! It must taste soooo good :)
These look delicious- I love the taste of carrot cake, but often find the cake itself is too heavy. So incorporating it’s flavours into things like pancakes is perfect!
Thank you Gabby! Oh my gosh – it does! I ate a nectarine, and it sent me to the moon! haha :) I agree, I love carrot cake, but not the way it makes me feel after eating it! Thanks for stopping by!
You already now that we love panny cakes in our house and these look like they would pass our taste test – I really wish I had a big plate of these right now!
haha thank you Heather! Yeah, these were mighty fine, if I do say so myself! :) I made these for breakfast one morning since then! haha Have a great night!
Wow! That looks amazingly delicious! Who would have ever thought that simple ingredients would make something that tastes as good as it looks. Looking forward to giving it a whirl ☺ Thanks for sharing in our linky this week!
Thank you so much! These were definitely a special treat:) thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Looks great, love all of the pictures! I haven’t thought to make carrot cake pancakes, that is a really great idea. gluten free too! awesome. pinned it for future reference :)
Thank you so much Kammie! I know — YAY GF!! :) hehe sorry to just now be getting back to you! for some strange reason this ended up in my spam folder! so sorry!!! glad you stopped by! thanks for the pin!!
Yeah sometimes WordPress does that, I’ve learned to consistently check my spam folder too. Smh :) Have a great evening!
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Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures said:
Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.
Check back later today when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)
Thank you Lea! Thanks for hosting! Glad you stopped by! Have a great day!
I’m featuring this awesome recipe tonight on AFW!! They are so yummy.
Thank you so much Amber! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! They were a personal favorite of mine! :) thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!
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Good Girl Gone Green said:
I am so making these!!!!
haha thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them! Glad you stopped by:)
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