So good news guys! For those of you who follow my FB page you may have seen a couple of instances where I’ve complained about the people above us and other people living in our apartment building who decide that our bed time is when it’s time for them to crank up their music and start yelling, screaming and swearing like crazy which means Joe and I don’t end up sleeping properly which = a crappy next day!
Here’s the GOOD news… we’ve found a new place to move into! BUT we can’t move in until early September so we’ll still be in this place for a bit longer but
I we seriously can’t wait to move out of here! The new place is bigger, in a better location AND it’s not in an apartment block, it’s in a gated community with the houses attached to each other which means no more having to deal with people above us making noises all night! AND my FAVOURITE part of all is we will be living LITERALLY across the road from a castle! How cool is that! :)
I’m looking forward to seeing how the new kitchen works out… it’s always an adjustment when you move into a new place! By the way this will be our 6th move (including moving from Australia to America, then America to here) in 3 years so yes you can call me ‘The Moving Queen’ ;)
Anyway so this recipe I’m about to share with you is not very sweet at all, in fact the only thing that gives it some sweetness is the homemade coconut butter on top… don’t worry coconut butter is EASY to make! It could be sweeter depending on if you add sweetener to it which I didn’t, but other than that there’s no sweetener in the actual recipe.
I made these for breakfast the other morning. I didn’t feel like meat or eggs or veggies… it’s happened before and I’ve blogged about it here. I didn’t want to turn this into a sweet treat which is why I left out any sweetener but like I said above you can choose to add it on if you like. Also even though this doesn’t have any sweetener in it I STILL wouldn’t eat this everyday for breakfast, the usual eggs/meat with veggies and sometimes fruit will ALWAYS be my go to BUT every now and then I like to try something different.
One more thing before I share the recipe with you, if you don’t want to make coconut butter you can always top these of with something like raw honey, maple syrup, grass-fed butter, nut butter or sliced bananas… basically what you top these with is your choice!
Grain-Free Spiced Carrot Pancakes with Coconut Butter
- 1/2 cup mashed carrots (I just steamed some carrots and puréed them in my food processor).
- 4 eggs.
- 1 vanilla pod seeds scraped OR 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon.
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.
- Pinch of ground cloves.
- Pinch of Himalayan pink salt.
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour.
- 1/4 tsp baking soda.
- Coconut oil/grass-fed butter/ghee for greasing the pan.
- 4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes.
- Chopped hazelnuts for garnish (optional).
- *Raw honey or maple syrup to sweeten (optional).
- Other topping options: grass-fed butter, nut butter, fruit, shredded coconut.
*As I mentioned above there are no added sweeteners in these pancakes BUT if you want to make them sweeter you can add 1-2 Tbsp of raw honey or maple syrup into the pancake mix. Otherwise like I’ve mentioned above you can add the sweetener on top AFTER the pancakes are done.
First up, if you’re going to make the homemade coconut butter do that first, in fact if you know you want to make this recipe one morning then make the coconut butter the day before so you don’t have to worry about it the morning of.
Take the unsweetened coconut flakes and dump them into your food processor OR high-powered blender. I make mine in my Vitamix. The only thing you need to do now is to process/blend the coconut flakes until you reach a smooth buttery consistency. Make sure to stop whatever machine you’re using and scrape down the sides every now and then. Pour into a mason jar or other glass container and keep at room temperature.
For the pancakes. In a food processor add in your mashed carrots, eggs, vanilla seeds/vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, Himalayan pink salt, coconut flour and baking soda. Process until the ingredients are incorporated.
Using a spatula scrap the mixture into a mixing bowl.
Heat a pan on medium and add in some coconut oil or grass-fed butter/ghee.
Once heated using a 1/4 cup measure, pour dollops of pancake mix into the pan. Do this in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan and leave room to flip the pancakes.
Cook both sides until done. A couple of minutes on each side should do it.
Stack them up on a plate as you go. Once finished add some of your homemade coconut butter on top and sprinkle on some chopped hazelnuts OR add a topping of your choice. Enjoy!