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Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

Made with whole grain oat flour, these vegan and gluten-free pancakes pack in 20 grams of plant-based protein per serving! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 6-inch pancakes
Calories: 260kcal


  • 1 cup oat flour see notes
  • 2 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill Unflavored Pea Protein
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil plus more for cooking
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, pea protein, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the milk and vinegar.  Add the applesauce, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil or butter. Pour in the dry ingredients, shredded carrot and chopped nuts. Fold together with a spatula until a thick batter forms.
  • Warm a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat then grease with coconut oil or butter. Make sure the skillet isn’t too hot otherwise the pancakes will cook too quickly on the outside and not have enough time to cook in the center. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the batter at a time and use the spatula to shape into a circle. Cook until edges appear firm then flip and cook on the opposite side for several minutes. Note: the batter will continue thicken the longer it sits. This won't effect the texture or taste but they will be more difficult to form into perfect circles.
  • Serve warm with pure maple syrup and any other desired toppings (such as yogurt, nuts and/or shredded coconut), and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts are for one pancake. The recipe makes four pancakes and we usually eat two per serving. 
To make your own oat flour, measure out equal amounts rolled oats (1 cup) and blend them to a fine crumb using a food processor or blender.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2673IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg