This Holiday season was so decadent and full of great food. I think my poor stomach has had enough now though! I wanted to whip up a dish for lunch this week that was healthy and light but still satisfying and flavorful. These carrot ginger pancakes fit the bill perfectly! They’re very similar to my curried zucchini pancakes, which were in turn inspired by one of Marc’s favorite dishes his mother would make. They are so amazing! I happened to have carrots in the house this time around, so I developed a slightly tweaked recipe from there. The batter came together quickly.
These amazing carrot ginger pancakes are huge on flavor with lots of spice. Best of all, they're vegetarian and gluten free delights as a side, appetizer or light lunch!
- 3 whole carrots peeled and grated on the smallest holes of a box grater
- 1 clove garlic peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup quinoa flour
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 dash Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon butter for greasing the griddle
- Take the grated carrot, garlic and ginger and squeeze them with a paper towel to get out the excess moisture. Combine them in a large bowl with the dill, egg, yogurt, quinoa flour, coriander, turmeric, salt, black pepper and Sriracha. Stir the mixture thoroughly until it is a uniform batter.
- Preheat an electric griddle to 350 or a griddle pan over medium high heat. Lightly grease it with the butter. Use a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to scoop perfect sized dollops of the batter onto the griddle. Flatten each of them gently with the back of the scoop into pancakes. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side in 2 batches of 6. This recipe yields 12 little pancakes using the 1.5 inch scoop measurement.
- Move the first batch to a plate when they are cooked and cover them with foil to keep them warm while the second batch cooks. When the pancakes are all done, serve them immediately as an amazing appetizer, light lunch or side dish! Enjoy!
14 thoughts on “Carrot Ginger Pancakes”
Greetings – I assume this has no leaven in it? Also my batter didn’t look anything like yours, is it really only 1/3 cup of flour?
Want to cook this for a former club dinner – so looking forward to hearing back from you!
Hello there! Great question, there is no leavening in the batter. It naturally just puffs up a bit on the griddle when it hits the heat. It is 1/3 cup of flour so that’s odd about your batter. It could also be that the sizes of the carrots we used were slightly different. I hope you enjoy them and that they come out well for your dinner! Please let me know how they come out and thanks for commenting! 🙂
Greetings again – and thanks for the quick reply. I wonder if I got too much liquid out. Mine just didn’t have the batter look like in your pictures. Will try them again, and the flavor was quite good. I ended up having to add about 1/2 cup milk to get them to look like yours. Texture was still good though – thanks again for a fun and unusual recipe!
You are most welcome and I’m so glad you liked them!! That’s possible about the carrots. I gave mine a squeeze in the paper towel but didn’t wring them out. Different carrots have different levels of moisture too, it could just be a case of a variation in the size and moisture content of the carrots we used. Thanks so much for the feedback, it’s helpful to know things like this. Have a great day! 🙂
This look so good!! Great recipe !
Thanks very much!!
I love the color and the uniqueness of this recipe! Great choice for the winter season!
Thanks so much, Marta!!
This looks so delicious! I have some guests coming over for dinner next week and I think this recipe will make a great side dish!
Oh perfect!! I hope it wows your guests :-). Thanks very much!
One of my favorite sides is glazed ginger carrots. These are like my favorite side dish meets breakfast!
Exactly!! Thanks very much :-).
Brilliant idea! The combo of carrot and ginger is so wonderful!
Thanks so much, Jen!!
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