Apple & Carrot Pancakes with Lemon Vanilla Crème Fraîche

16391205207_9e995a8401_oIt’s a pancake season! Yes, there is such thing! My home country is finishing a week-long celebration of Maslenitsa (a pancake/crepe festival). And this past Tuesday many european countries celebrated a Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday).

So, in the spirit of everything pancakes I’m sharing my version of a perfect pancake recipe loaded with all kinds of goodness like apples and carrots.

To dress these babies up try something different as a topping. Something like my Lemon Vanilla Crème Fraîche. I personally think that crème fraîche is a perfect match for any kind of pancakes or crepes. If you spread a little bit of creme on top of each pancake and stock them up on top of each other, you get a little cake for one! And don’t forget to put some generous amount of your favorite berries on top of you tiny, pretty cake. I used frozen wild blueberries, which worked out perfectly for me.

So, you are welcome! And enjoy!


Apple & Carrot Pancakes
Serves: 18-20
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (plus more for greasing)
  • ¾ cups finely grated carrots
  • ¾ cups grated granny smith apple
  1. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the egg with sugar using electric mixer until the mixture is pale and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add milk and melted butter into the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
  4. Stir in grated carrots and grated apples into wet ingredients.
  5. Stir carrot/apple mixture into dry ingredients.
  6. Let rest for a few minutes, while you are preparing Lemon Vanilla Creme Fraîche
  7. Heat the pan/griddle over medium-low heat, grease with butter once hot and

Lemon Vanilla Crème Fraîche
Prep time
Total time
  • 8 oz creme fraiche
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or less, to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla paste
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well-combined and stiff, but make sure not to over beat. Chill until ready to use.


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