Carrot Cake Pancakes – Dream of warm weather and Easter bunnies with these light and fluffy Carrot Cake Pancakes drizzled in a maple-walnut syrup. It’s the perfect way to welcome the spring season!
As of today I’m officially getting excited about Easter and the whole spring season. There is a touch of warmth in the air and the weather forecast for the next couple of days is finally in the 60s and 70s. It is my hope that the world is going to turn green and colorful again soon!
I love how my neighborhood comes to life in the spring. I live at the end of a long row of town homes with a sidewalk that’s perfect for little kids to go back and forth on bikes, roller skates and scooters. Being on the end, there is a nice grassy area on the side of my house with a large, old tree, and a community playground. This week I’m planning on spending many hours outside, sitting on the stoop with my kitty curled up in a ball on the grass. While the cat and I take in the splendor, my son will join in the choir of chattering, giggly children at the playground who are excited that spring is finally here. It’s amazing how silent my neighborhood is in the winter, and how it only takes a couple of warm spring days to bring it back to life again.
To nurture my excitement about spring, I made some Carrot Cake Pancakes. Even though it’s still early in the season, carrots are locally available. Perhaps since Santa likes cookies and milk, the Easter bunny will like Carrot Cake Pancakes. After all, I need to tempt him to be good to my household this year as a part of my master plan to get gobs of chocolate eggs and jellybeans… Well, maybe not the jellybeans, but tons of chocolate!
These pancakes taste like a light and fluffy carrot cake with hints of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. If you like nuts in your carrot cake, then warm some real maple syrup on your stovetop and stir in some finely-chopped walnuts to make a maple-walnut syrup for drowning your pancakes in. These are so good you won’t want to share. Not even with the Easter bunny!
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Maple Walnut Syrup