Carrot Pancakes

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 3 pancakes

Servings per recipe: 5

Adding a sweeter veggie like carrots to pancake batter is a great way to add more nutrients, fiber, and energy to a breakfast!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup nonfat or 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil

Materials

Two mixing bowls and spoons, peeler and grater, measuring cups and spoons and skillet

Instructions

  1. Mix oatmeal and buttermilk and set aside to soak.
  2. Peel and grate the carrot with a fine grater.
  3. Add egg, oil, milk and vanilla extract, if desired, to the oatmeal mixture; beat well. Stir in the grated carrot.
  4. Measure dry ingredients and stir into the wet ingredients until batter is fairly smooth. If it seems too thick add a small amount of milk.
  5. Lightly spray a large skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray or lightly wipe with oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle.
  6. Cook until pancakes are puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Instead of syrup, try topping pancakes with fresh fruit, yogurt or applesauce!

More About Carrots

How to Select

Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep color and fresh, green tops. Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Carrots can last 4-5 months if packed in moist sand and stored in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees.

How to Prepare

Rinse with cold water. Trim off tops & bottoms. Add to salads, have as a snack with dip. Carrots can be steamed, microwaved, or boiled until tender.