Carrot Cake Oatmeal Pancakes

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes are healthy, hearty, and delicious: the perfect combination to get you going in the morning and keep you going. It’s like having carrot cake for breakfast!

Health Benefits –  whole food plant based healthy recipe

Prep: 15 Minutes | Cooking time: 10 Minutes | Servings: 4


3 cups oat flour
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 ½ cups plant-based milk, unsweetened
1 flax egg (see tips)
1 small carrot, finely grated
½ banana, mashed
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened applesauce

For the Plant based Cream

12 oz extra-firm silken tofu
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oatmeal, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: flax egg, grated carrot, mashed banana, plant-based milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and unsweetened applesauce.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine well.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Using a ladle, pour the desired amount of batter into the pan.
  6. Turn the pancake when bubbles appear on top and underneath is firm.
  7. Remove from the pan when they turn a light golden color and the batter is fully cooked.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until the batter is gone.
  9. To make the plant-based cream, place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  10. Serve pancakes covered with plant-based cream.

Cooking Tips

  • 1 flax egg = (1 Tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsp water).
  • You can combine all the ingredients in a blender instead of mixing bowls; in this case, you may need more plant-based milk if the mixture becomes too thick.
  • Freeze leftover pancakes for a quick meal later in the week.
  • This batter can also be used for waffles.

Recipe has been graciously provided T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Desserts, Gluten Free

Created on 27 Feb, 2022.