These healthy carrot cake mochi pancakes are fluffy, delicious, and actually healthy! Made with almond flour, sweet rice flour, and shredded carrots, it packs a lot of flavor for people who are craving carrot cake, but just want something lighter and easy to make. The cinnamon powder also gives them a warm fall flavor that will make your taste buds sing! Feel free to add some chopped walnuts and raisins to get these tasting like the real thing.
Ingredients Used to Make These Fluffy Carrot Cake Mochi Pancakes
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- Glutinous Rice Flour – this goes by many names. You’ll see Glutinous Rice Flour and Mochiko Flour (my favorite brand) in Asian grocery stores, and Sweet White Rice Flour in most other stores. ***Please note that regular white rice flour or brown rice flour is NOT the same thing as glutinous rice flour!!!
- Almond Flour – the almond flour is a fantastic addition to these mochi pancakes (even if it’s not traditionally added). The almond flour adds extra nutrition, texture and a delicious nutty flavor that compliments the carrot cake pancakes.
- Sugar of Choice – I used monk fruit sweetener in this recipe to keep this recipe low-sugar and low carb, but raw cane sugar, coconut, date, and maple sugars are perfectly acceptable substitutes.
- Baking Powder – like this one
- Eggs – I used large eggs for this recipe
- Light olive oil – or other neutral flavored oils. If you don’t have olive oil, you can use canola oil or avocado oil here if you’d like. Coconut oil is also a great alternative in this recipe.Baking Powder
- Shredded Carrots
- Almond milk – or other milk of choice. Water also works.
For the Deco
- I used my 2-ingredient almond yogurt frosting recipe, which you can find here
- I spooned the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large closed star tip.
More Carrot Recipes (HERE)
Step by Step Guide
How to Make Carrot Cake Mochi Pancakes
In a clean bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (the flours, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon)
Add the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, shredded carrots) and mix until smooth. Add 1 Tbsp of almond milk.
The batter will still be slightly thick.
Cook pancakes over low-medium heat (full directions in the recipe card)
Repeat with the remaining batter, and stack ’em up!
Top with almond yogurt frosting (recipe here), whipped cream, or cream cheese frosting
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins for Carrot Cake Mochi Pancakes
- You don’t have to keep this pancake batter plain. Feel free to add some chopped nuts, berries or chocolate chips to keep this recipe interesting.
How to Make this Pancake Recipe Healthier
- Make these pancakes even healthier by adding a tablespoon of nuts, seeds into the batter to add texture and nutrition.
- You can also reduce the sugar by half (this would make this less sweet), or substitute the sugar with a sugar-free substitute.
How to Store Carrot Cake Mochi Pancakes
- It’s best to eat these pancakes immediately and within 2-3 hours, but you can also store them covered in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat them over a lightly greased skillet until warm.
- These pancakes can also be frozen up to 4 months. Make sure to freeze them in a single layer, or in between sheets of parchment paper, so that they aren’t frozen in one big stack.
- Stay with medium-low heat! It’s the secret to having evenly cooked pancakes without burning them.
- Use lid to cook slowly.
- Use a cookie scoop to dispense even amounts of batter onto your skillet. Also helps you get perfectly round shapes, not to mention how easier it is to place the batter at the exact spot you want it so that they’re spaced apart.
- Preheat the griddle / skillet first, and don’t forget to lightly oil your pan to prevent sticking.
More Pancake Recipes (HERE)
Fluffy Carrot Cake Mochi Pancakes made with Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup mochiko flour, sweet rice or glutinous rice flour
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar of choice*
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder , optional
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp light olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 Tbsp almond milk, regular milk or water , if needed
- In a clean bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (the flours, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon)
- Add the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, shredded carrots) and mix until smooth. Add 1 Tbsp of almond milk. The batter will still be slightly thick.
- To cook pancakes, heat a skillet, or griddle over medium low heat**
- Lightly grease the pan with olive oil, butter, or spray oil.
- Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup or a portion scoop (i.e. cookie scoop), drop 2-3 rounds of batter onto the skillet, with some space in between for the pancake batter to spread.
- For best results, cover with a lid and cook for about 1-2 minutes until you see bubbles forming on top.
- Flip the pancakes carefully using a thin and flexible spatula. Press down lightly with a spatula if the pancakes have not spread much
- Cook for a couple more minutes until the center of the pancakes are cooked through
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Top with almond yogurt frosting (recipe here), whipped cream, or cream cheese frosting
1. Stay with medium-low heat! It’s the secret to having evenly cooked pancakes without burning them.
2. Use lid to cook slowly.
3. Use a cookie scoop to dispense even amounts of batter onto your skillet. Also helps you get perfectly round shapes, not to mention how easier it is to place the batter at the exact spot you want it so that they’re spaced apart.
4. Preheat frying pan first, and don’t forget to lightly oil your pan to prevent sticking.