oh my yummo goodness

did you ever just HEAR a food mentioned and you instantly crave it even though you've never had it?  i do that sometimes, i hear it and then KNOW i have to try it sometime soon...and i obsess about it until i have it...a wee possibility that might be why i had such a weight issue (did you catch that i said HAD and not HAVE, ha)...

so today i was sitting here browsing facebook and saw jody ferlaak mention carrot cake pancakes...OH MY GOODNESS, carrot cake pancakes?!?!  is there really such a thing?  then all i could imagine was steaming hot carrot cake pancakes smeared with a cream cheese frosting...i am now hooked and HAVE to have them sometime in the immediate future (like this saturday morning since saturday is my "un" diet day)...

i thought i would just do a quickie search for a recipe and woah, this little beauty showed up right on top waving her hands and screaming to me...are you even serious, a cream cheese spread??  the thoughts of it are almost too much...oh sweet sweet gorgeous pancakes, you and i have a date saturday morning so make sure to look your best  :)

Carrot Cake Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup packed brown or granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Spread

4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash ground cinnamon

In a bowl, combine flour, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, milk, carrots, and vanilla; mix well.
Stir carrot mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on the top of pancake; flip and cook until golden brown.
For topping, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve with pancakes.

out for now