Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes


These carrot and pineapple loaded Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes make breakfast fun. Such a delightful way to start the day!

I was feeling for some comfort food that was sweet but healthy. So I made these delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes to appease my guilty cravings. I felt great about this choice because I got to eat dessert for breakfast without feeling guilty after all.

These pancakes are not only delicious but they are moist, high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are also sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar.

The added carrot and pineapple are a great way to add extra nutrients to my diet. They are perfect on their own or served with my Pineapple Coconut Sauce (recipe below).

For the real deal, check out my Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake or my Raw Tropical Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Frosting.

These yummy pancakes were a favorite of my family and I believe they will be for yours too!

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Pancake

Daevyd was so eager to help me prepare these pancakes that he even wanted to grate the carrots. I am so happy that he naturally loves to help me without me asking, because we get to spend time together and he always finds it fun.

Incidentally, whenever I ask Daevyd what he wants to be when he grows up, he always says a chef!


For: 6 pancakes


  1. In a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, oat flour, flax seeds, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Combine almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a smaller bowl.
  3. Thoroughly mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then stir in carrots and pineapple.
  4. Heat oiled cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat, add 1/4 cup batter and spread with a spatula.
  5. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip pancake using a spatula and cook for another 3 minutes. Repeat until batter is all gone.
For the Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, mix coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla, and pineapple.
  2. To serve, place 2 pancakes on a plate, top with pineapple coconut sauce and sprinkle with walnuts.

Recipe notes

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  1. I wish we could get your Daevyd and my David together! My David wants to be a chef when he grows up too. He has all kinds of plans for his fancy vegan restaurant. He says it will be in Brooklyn or St. Louis, despite not having ever traveled to either of those places :)

    • Michelle Blackwood

      Oh Sarah, that would be much fun! David is too cute and smart. He knows with his mommy’s help he will do it. I know Daevyd would be so thrilled!

  2. Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite

    I love carrot cake in all forms! These look so pretty and delicious. And your son is adorable!

  3. I’m actually not a big pancake person, HOWEVER, I love carrot cake and I would totally devour a plate of these any time!

  4. Mel | A Virtual Vegan

    These pancakes look amazing Michelle! I really must try them. No wonder your son likes to help out when meals like this are the result ;O)

  5. Thrse pancakes were soooo delicious. My husband and I both really enjoyed them this morning. The sauce was to die for!

    • Michelle Blackwood

      Verna, I’m so happy that both you and your husband enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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