Carrot Cake PROTEIN Pancakes w/ Frosting Recipe

Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

If you like carrot cake and you like pancakes then you’re going to LOVE this quick, healthy, AND delicious Protein Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe!

Here is the recipe for the pancakes:

  • 1 Ounce Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or Regular Milk/Other Milk Substitute)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon  (7g) Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup (40g) Rolled Oats
  • 1 Scoop (30g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon (4g) Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2.65 Ounces (75g) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Ounces (85g) Carrots
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Here is the recipe for the frosting:

  • 2.65 Ounces (75g) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Syrup

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 603
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 553mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Protein: 59g

My hand mixer:

Affordable stove top pans (high quality too):

Combine all of your ingredients for your pancakes into either a food processor or blender. Process or blend everything together. Take out a stove top pan or griddle, turn your burner on Medium Heat, and then coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. Pour your mix in and cook each side of your pancake for around 2:00-3:00. Make your frosting by combining all of your frosting ingredients together in a bowl and mixing them around until it looks like frosting. Top your pancakes with the frosting. Mouthgasm!


  • Top with carrot slices and sprinkles!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


  • DUDE…

    Just made a batch of these after my run / workout today.

    Sniffed the batter…”no way it can be that good…smells like freaking carrot cake…”

    Tasted the batter…”yup.”

    Tasted the finished product…

    Topped it with frosting…”ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!? IT FEELS LIKE I’M CHEATING!!!”

    Wife had a taste…eyes went wide, couldn’t believe it either.

    Instant fan, man. Great recipe. Thanks!

    • D: Gave these a SECOND try the other night. I tried a couple tings differently & the second batch turned out a LOT better. For one thing, I pulverized the oats into flour, FIRST and THEN added the additional ingredients. I used PLAIN greek yogurt because to me, it seemed like there was TOO much artificial sweetener/vanilla flavor with the Light & Fit + my protein powder.

      Made these without the listed frosting & made a batch of your high protein frosting to accompany them. It made for one HECK of a post-workout meal!

      Thanks a bunch for the recipe! I found another staple to put in the diet!

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