BEST Sheet Pan Pancakes: Carrot Cake Edition
Updated: May 15
( You can see just how easy & fun this recipe is to make over on @thekodiakden Instagram page, where I do an Instagram Takeover to show you!)
You all, I am not kidding.... this recipe is everything you need when it comes to morning breakfast, a get together with friends, holiday... etc. I mean you can see where I am going with my love for this :)
I love pancakes, however, what gets me is how if you have a big group of people you have to go through keeping them warm in the oven, maybe not eating all together so they don't get cold etc. So making pancakes for a big crowd can seem more of a HASSLE. Well what if I told you it didn't have to be? These pancakes are HASSLE FREE YA'LLLL you heard me! ( or read it & thought wow that was obnoxious hahaha )
These are SHEET PAN PANCAKES. Yep. Sheet pan! Woot Woot! You spread the mix onto a lipped sheet pan & bake-- hands off & have multiple servings for your guests... or one serving for you. No judgments, of course! ;)
So who is the star of the show you might ask?
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So get ready for the best Easter recipe in times like this AND you will now be the star of the show! Which of course you already are... but with this especially :)
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 large carrot shredded
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup white chocolate chips ( more for the top if wanted!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda
2 cups milk of choice
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
For at the end to broil to perfection :)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 425
1. Grease your 12 X 18 baking sheet with lip. I put a little bit of coconut oil on towel & grease the pan that way
2. Then in a medium sized microwave safe bowl add in your 3 tbsp coconut oil. Then head in microwave at 30 second increments until melted. You want to do this first, to give it a chance to cool before you add in your other wet ingredients.
3. After you have set the melted coconut oil, in a large bowl you will start adding in your dry ingredients. Add in the Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cake mix, rolled oats, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, baking soda, pecans, shredded coconut & white chocolate chips-- whisk together with a fork. Then add in 1 large carrot shredded on large setting. Whisk until incorporated as well.
4. Now you will start working on wet ingredients. In the bowl with the melted coconut oil add in the 2 cups milk of choice, 2 eggs & vanilla extract. Take a fork & whisk until everything is full mixed, & the eggs have been whisked throughly.
5. Then add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. With a spatula fold until the ingredients are fully mixed. Then let is stand for 5 minutes to thicken. I use this time to clean the kitchen up, usually by that time it is ready to go! Then pour the batter into your greased sheet pan, smooth with spatula so the top is nice & even.
6. Place in oven at 425 for 10-15 minutes. I usually use a tooth pick to gage if it is done, if it comes out clean you are good to go. Then take your sheet pan out, with a basting brush, brush over the 1 tbsp butter melted. Then in a small bowl add in the cinnamon & sugar. Give it a mix. Then sprinkle over the top of the sheet pancake, then place back in oven on HIGH broil for 2-3 minutes ( once it starts to get golden brown take out!)
Sprinkle more carrot & white chocolate, then let cool for 2-3 minutes before digging in--- I know that is the HARDEST part of the recipe. Then cut into squares or whatever shapes you want. Serve with more fresh fruit on top, maple syrup or any of Kodiak Cakes yummy fruit syrups!
Thank you for looking at this scrumptious recipe!! Remember to follow me @honestfoodie_blog and #honestgrubhonestfoodie to let me know what you are making!