I made these last week and boy were they a treat. It was a regular Thursday but I got to have these really awesome pancakes in the middle of the week for no reason (well, you know for the blog but my belly didn’t know that). I just cannot tell you how much I enjoyed these. They were so sweet and the cream cheese glaze just went perfectly. I just halved the cream cheese and doubled the milk (I do think it was too much liquid). It tasted great, looks like a foam, but holds up well and stays pourable for awhile yet stays put without crusting up like a standard glaze can. I just felt a little less guilt about eating the frosting if it was pourable as opposed to spreading. I still used the same amount of sugar! I also used white whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose in this recipe.
Overall, I would say the kids liked them. My oldest, no question, LOVED them. Can you believe I actually got the super picky one, the one that looks in her food to look for things she doesn’t like, to eat half of one after putting some syrup on it? She did end up noticing the carrots but for her to eat that much of it before becoming suspicious is a really big deal around here. My little one ate his fair share. Let’s just say the plate in the picture wasn’t the end of my consumption of carrot cake pancakes that day either.
Also, with these and her Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes (also in the cookbook), I am becoming a BIG fan of raisins in my pancakes. Who knew? Check out Bakeaholic Mama for other variations. Carrie has a cream cheese “syrup” that looks nothing like foam if you wanna check it out and someone else has made a chocolate glaze. It’s the season for carrot cake and if you just want a taste without making a whole cake, I highly recommend giving these a try.
My GeekyLink for this week is well, Doctor Who, of course. The Doctor comes back on Saturday so not only am I preparing for Easter, I am preparing for the day before as well. I need to get all my Easter stuff prepped before the episode starts. I usually watch as I DVR so that if the little ones interrupt an episode, I am covered. Then I’ll watch again once they are asleep. Then there is Gallifrey 2014 that sold out in less than a month. I am so glad I was on the ball with that one!