Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes


Well, that’s another holiday gone for the year. Has anyone else noticed how fast this year is going? We are fast approaching May, and as excited as I am to finish my MBA next month, it is also starting to terrify me thinking about trying to find a job within the healthy eating/nutrition industry. If anyone has any suggestions/job openings they know of, I would really appreciate any information!

As I could not really fly home to England for Easter Sunday, I decided to make the most of it by eating lots of Cadbury (of course) chocolate, and adapting my favorite post long run pancakes into a more festive creation after my 20 miler. I love these pancakes, they are high in protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, and are easy to make when all your muscles are too tired to do a lot of preparation. I also make this batter before I leave for my run, so it is ready upon return.

I thought these would be good, but they were even better than I expected, especially with this cream cheese glaze from Erica’s lovely blog I discovered yesterday. Of course I still drizzled syrup over the top, but I enjoyed the one without any just as much as the ones with.Β  As I made a double batch, I am enjoying the leftovers today to start off this Marvelous Monday.

I present to you my new and improved, hearty greek yogurt pancakes! Happy Monday…..especially if you have the day off work! Unfortunately I still have classes today……but I am still feeling good about the week as I am going to New York for the day on Wednesday, and it is Penn Relays week!


  • Each pancake is packed with 15grams of protein, and 45g of carbohydrates. Talk about the perfect post workout meal!
  • Carrots contain lots of Vitamin A for a healthy immune system, and keeping that eyesight sharp in the summer sun. Carrots also have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Pineapple contains manganese, which is crucial for bone strength and connective tissues
  • Oats are high in fiber, and help keep you fuller for longer….meaning less of the munchies later.
  • Nutmeg is great for pain relief, just what you need after a tough workout!
Hearty, Healthy, Happy πŸ™‚

Hearty Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes
Makes 3 big pancakes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
ΒΎ cup (80g) rolled oats
ΒΌ cup (75g) whole wheat flour
ΒΌ cup (75g) buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
Β½ tsp baking soda
Β½ tsp nutmeg
ΒΌ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Β½ cup crushed pineapple
Β½ cup Greek Yogurt
ΒΌ cup brown sugar
1 egg
Β½ cup (30ml) almond milk
Β½ cup carrots, grated
Cream Cheese Glaze
ΒΌ cup Greek Yogurt
2oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp powdered sugar
Mix the wet ingredients into a large bowl, leaving the carrots aside. Stir until well combined.
Stir the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until well combined. The batter will be very thick. Stir in the carrots.
Grease a pancake pan/sautΓ© pan/frying pan with spray or butter as it heats up over a medium heat. Spoon the mixture onto the pan and spread it out a little with the spoon (they will still be thicker pancakes). Leave to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the underside is brown. Flip the pancake over and allow the other side to cook.
Whisk the cream cheese ingredients together in a separate bowl. Spoon into a ziplock bag, and cut off one corner to make a pipe. Squeeze the cream cheese glaze over the pancakes, and serve with syrup if desired.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 pancake (with cream cheese glaze)
346 calories, 6g fat, 149mg sodium, 45g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 15g Protein

Without glaze

260 calories, 6g fat, 79mg sodium, 41g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 12g protein

What did you do this weekend? What is your favorite post workout meal?Β 

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