Add Pancake Punch to Mother’s Day Brunch
(NC) Are you thinking about whipping up something special to serve on Mother’s Day? Why not combine two of her favourite treats to create carrot cake pancakes? The recipe was created for the Almond Board of California by Emily Richards, author of Get In The Kitchen and COOK. Mixed with nutritious almonds, a dash of cinnamon and finished with a delicious cream cheese fruit sauce, the originality is sure to add a special touch and melt mom’s heart all in one bite.
Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes
Makes: 16 pancakes
PANCAKES: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground almonds 2 tbsp. (30 mL) granulated sugar 1 tbsp. (15 mL) baking powder 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cinnamon Pinch fresh ground nutmeg 1 2/3 cups (400 mL) vanilla almond milk 1 egg 2 tbsp. (30 mL) canola oil 1 cup (250 mL) grated carrots 1/4 cup (60 mL) golden raisins CREAM CHEESE YOGURT DRIZZLE: 1/4 cup (60 mL) 0% Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. (30 mL) light cream cheese,
softened 4 tbsp. (60 mL) vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced
fresh strawberries 2 cups (500 mL) quartered
In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, almonds, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, egg and canola oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in carrots and raisins. Heat a non-stick griddle or a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the batter onto griddle. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on top. Using spatula, flip pancake and cook another 1 minute or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. (Alternatively, use 1/8 cup (30 mL) measure to make smaller pancakes.) Cream Cheese Yogurt Drizzle: Meanwhile, in a bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together yogurt, cream cheese and almond milk until smooth and runny. Stir in strawberries. Spoon drizzle over pancakes and top with berries. This recipe has been evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitians and is part of a healthy diet based on recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide. More recipes can be found
online at almonds.com.