Breakfast Pancakes & Waffles

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Mascarpone + a giveaway

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It’s not hard to tell that breakfast food is my number one genre of tasty things to make. Take one look at my instagram and within a month of photos, 4/15 of them are of a breakfasty nature. I’d like to say that it’s because I’m a ‘morning person’ but I’m really, really not. It’s not that I’m grumpy at 7 am, I’m just kinda slow. Slow and forgetful. Don’t try to tell me facts when I wake up because half an hour later I will have no recollection of what was said. These traits aren’t particularly useful when trying to follow a recipe.

This is why, if I’m eating pancakes or waffles, there’s a 90% likelihood that it is midday. And now that it’s September I can officially feel not weird when eating warm, cosy food all the time. These pancakes are the epitome of what I’d want all my food to be like – warm, subtly sweet and slightly indulgent (helloooo vanilla mascarpone whipped cream! Yes I will dollop this on everything).

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These little beauties are from Steph’s new cookbook, Easy Gourmet*, the most stylish cookbook I think I’ve ever seen! It’s full of brilliantly simple recipes which all sound and look scrumptious. She even put cool little graphics (just like the ones on her blog) on every recipe photo.

So along with this stellar recipe for the perfect autumnal breakfast, I also get to do a giveaway for a copy of Easy Gourmet!! How awesome 😀

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recipe by Stephanie Le from Easy Gourmet: Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook
printed with permission of Page St. Publishing

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Mascarpone


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone, , room temp
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, (double cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla, (I used vanilla paste)
  • 3 tbsp desiccated or shredded coconut


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt,
  2. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and carrots. In a separate bowl, whisk together the
  3. egg and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just
  4. combined. Let batter sit for 10 minutes while making the vanilla mascarpone.
  5. In a bowl, cream together the mascarpone and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip up the whipping cream until it thickens and holds
  7. medium peaks (when you lift the whisk from the cream, the tip of the peak will
  8. curl over on itself). Gently fold together the mascarpone- sugar mixture with the
  9. whipping cream and mix in the vanilla. Set aside in the fridge.
  10. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Brush a thin layer of butter or oil on your pan. Drop the batter a tablespoon at a time into the pan.Cook until tiny bubbles appear on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Keep the pancakes in the warm oven until you’re done with the batter.
  11. In the still-hot frying pan, toast the coconut over a low heat, stirring often until golden brown (1-2 minutes). Remove from the pan and set aside.
  12. Top the pancakes with vanilla mascarpone and toasted coconut.

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  • molly yeh September 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    i am so with you. breakfast for lunch (or dinner!) rules. and these photos are gorgeous!!!

  • Katie M September 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    For breakfast, oatmeal is a very humble food on its own, but baked with lots of fruit & spices (and topped with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream when I’m feeling indulgent), it’s like eating a healthy dessert for breakfast. As for brunch, French toast with fresh berries is definitely a favourite 🙂

  • Crystal Conway September 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    These look amazing! I don’t do pancakes anymore but would make an exception for these.

  • Isabella Marquez September 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I really love chocolate chip pancakes and waffles becauae you can eat them for breakfast or dessert. I also really love parfaits because they’re so versatile.

  • katie skeoch September 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    That recipe looks a yummy! Will have to try it 🙂

    poached eggs and buttered muffins are a breakfast favourite in our house xx

  • Cassie September 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    French toast bake!

  • Natalie September 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Never made carrot cake pancakes – these look awesome!

    My favorite breakfast is crepes, made from scratch with homemade fruit filling!

  • Lori September 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Pancakes are my favorite breakfast food. Can’t wait to try the carrot cake ones. And I love the mascarpone whipped cream. I have only had it with fruit but topping a pancake sounds like a wonderful idea!

  • Lindsay September 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I absolutely love mascarpone cheese!! thanks for the recipe..and the giveaway!! 🙂

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 21, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Oh man – that flavour!! NEED that book stat…these look heavenly!

  • Tracey Peach September 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Pancakes xxx

  • Miriam Schaefer September 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Pancakes will always make my day, even if they’re not for breakfast :_)

  • Al Brockman September 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    This is a fabulous food site. I put on weight just looking at the pictures.
    My favorite breakfast is a stack of large pancakes, made from scratch and covered with 100% real Maine or Vermont maple syrup. At times, this can be my favorite lunch as well

  • Nina September 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Gotta be eggs benny….. or maybe stuffed French toast 🙂

  • Sj Dc September 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Eggs with a runny yolk in any form over anything..especially over a smashed avocado topped with sumac!

  • jenna @ just j.faye September 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    These look fantastic! I love brunch food any time of day. My favorite is to have a balance of sweet with savory, like savory waffles or omelets with fruit. Delicious!

  • Lauren September 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    My favorite breakfast is California Eggs Benedict. I live for hollandaise sauce!

  • Kevin September 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    they look phenomenal 😀

    now I’m craving pancakes, thank you Izy 😛

    lot’s of love, Kevin

  • kylie September 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    For a leisurely brunch, waffles are the winner for me. But it just occurred to me, why am I limiting this to weekends? (the only days I get time to cook breakfast) I’m totally having these for dinner tomorrow!

  • Cori September 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Always oatmeal

  • Laura Biscaro September 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Cacao oatmeal, or granola and yogurt or a simple toast aside of some latte. Basicly anything with caffeine and a banana. Otherwise I will NOT wake up lol

  • Rhiannon September 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm


  • Jackie C September 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    oh my favorite thing to eat for brunch are ham, cheese and asparagus crepes

  • Julia @Vikalinka September 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Breakfast food is my absolute favourite food but I am also very slow in the morning and don’t have time to be fancy so lately it’s been toast with homemade almond or cashew butter and honey. These pancakes though are begging me to get busy next Saturday morning!

  • Emily Love September 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    this sounds amazing!!

  • Sara from Sweden September 21, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    yum – I love pancakes!

  • emily September 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    brown rice, over easy egg, hot sauce. could eat it for every meal.

  • Julie September 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Mmm… You can’t beat French toast for breakfast/brunch, in my humble opinion!

  • CHERYL September 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm


  • Gina Guthrie September 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    home fries, sautéed veggies, and a poached egg.

  • Justine September 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    These look scrumdiddlyumptious! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  • Nancy Hoang September 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Those pancakes look like a dream!

  • Caroline September 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    A veggie omelet with homefries!

  • Cait September 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day!

  • Joann September 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I will be passing this recipe along to my daughter, whose daughter, my beautiful granddaughter, loves eating pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sometimes all in the same day. If I will try to figure a way to make them work using rice flour and a non-dairy substitute.

  • Alyson September 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    French toast!

  • karen September 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    A cinnamon roll and a cup of strong black coffee

  • Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves September 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Yum! These look bomb. My favorite kind of cake in pancake form!
    My favorite brunch food is probably French toast. Or some dippy egg/cheese/avocado sandwich on an English muffin!

  • Liz S. September 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Those pancakes? Phenomenal! My favorite breakfast/brunch food is a waffles with scrambled eggs and almond butter! It’s amazing, I promise.

  • Mary Ann September 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My favorite breakfast is pancakes, oh and french toast, oh! and waffles!

  • Maryna September 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I totally get you on having breakfast for lunch)) And the photos are improbable.!

  • erika September 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    guh get some pancakes in me QUICK i’m having a craving from all these beauteous pancake photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alice F September 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Such beautiful cookbook photos! My favorite brunch food is grits and/or French toast. Really hope that I win this giveaway.

  • Maria September 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I have to say that my favourite breakfast food is organic peanut butter, banana, chia seeds and yogurt all mixed up. I may have some kind of a problem since I’m eating it literally every morning.

  • Madeline September 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Yum! These look great, I need more pancakes in my life!

  • Adrian September 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Great recipe! I’m always looking to jazz up my pancakes!

  • Carmen September 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Of course pancakes!!

  • Terri Betz September 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Eggs! My favorite for breakfast! Quiche, soft boiled eggs are wonderful! Thanks for the chances for such a cool book!♡☆

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  • Ivanna September 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    oh, how perfect it looks! I want it for my lunch right now. So thank You for recipe. It`s time to cook 🙂

  • Sarah September 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’m a huge breakfast food person too. This cookbook looks beautiful!

  • Adrian September 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm


  • Emily L September 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I love toast with peanut butter, jam, chia seeds and shredded coconut!

  • Natasha Mairs September 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    it has got to be banana porridge with lots of honey

  • Angela @ Canned Time September 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Absolutely scrumptious Izy! I’m a breakfast person too although I usually don’t get time to fix anything as delicious as these. A must try for my next weekend splurge! Thanks for sharing 😉

  • Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating September 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My favorite brunch food is biscuits and gravy

  • Dulcistella September 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Hi! My favorite breakfast food is a slice of homemade wholewheat bread with butter and homemade jam!

  • Meghan September 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    On very special occasion, I love a freshly baked cinnamon roll for breakfast!

  • Ottilia September 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Looks delish! I love fully topped bagels with cream cheese for breakfast. I like to add egg, avocado, onion, tomato, and capers. Yum!

  • Michelle Bialy September 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    breakfast for dinner is always a great choice!

  • Annette September 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    eggies on toast! or leftover cake. 🙂

  • Lauren @sweetdashofsavory September 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Love the post Izy!
    and I would have to say my favorite breakfast food would be challah french toast:)

  • Emily R September 21, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I’d have to say it’s a tie between waffles and pancakes 🙂

  • Christine September 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    My favorite breakfast is bacon, eggs, and homefries.

  • Sabrina - A Spoonful of Photography September 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Oh, yum – Vanilla Mascarpone sounds goooood!

    My fav breakfast/brunch food would probably be some homemade fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon scones – and not to forget some good coffee on the side 😉

  • Christine September 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Oooooooh- this may be a new favorite. My current fav is sweet and simple- fluffy pancakes with cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

  • Bec {Daisy and the Fox} September 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    This sounds like the ulllltimate pancakes!
    Beautiful photos 🙂

    My fave breaky/brunch would have to be ricotta hotcakes with berries, no doubt about it 😀

  • Connie September 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Just about anything with eggs, especially omelets and quiche!

  • isabel segui September 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I love pancakes!!!

  • Vanessa September 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Pancakes and cookbooks are my favorite!

  • Tori September 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    French toast with berry sauce!

  • Hayli Tan September 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I always have to have brekky on the go ): so my favourite breakfast ideas are to make almond milk overnight oats or chia pudding! I just stock em’ in the fridge and grab them when I leave for uni! c: love love love love your new book Izy! X

  • Victoria S. September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I love a breakfast sandwich with an English muffin, cheese, bacon, a fried egg and Sriracha mayo 🙂

  • Danielle September 22, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I’m a french toast girl…but this recipe is making me crave pancakes!

  • jacquie September 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    not much of a breakfast/brunch person so no real favorites.

  • Tiffany September 22, 2014 at 12:14 am

    My favorite breakfast food would have to be eggs Benedict!

  • Emma September 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    My favorite breakfast food is pigs-in-the-blanket with a cranberry-apple oatmeal bake. Mmmmmm!

  • Starla B September 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Those look absolutely delicious, and I love all of your pictures. My favorite would definitely have to be french toast!

  • Laura September 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Breakfast is without a doubt the best meal of the day – doesn’t matter if it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

  • Jenny L September 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

    My favourite breakfast is Vietnamese banh mi or sticky rice, as I ate them growing up. A more Western favourite would be anything savoury and hot such as pancake and french toast 🙂

  • Cindy September 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

    My favorite breakfast would have to be eggs benedict with sauteed kale & mushrooms! Yum!

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  • Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker) September 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I think that not being a morning person is all the more reason to eat awesome morning foods. They make your mornings better! These look amazing… thanks for sharing.

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen September 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Waffles with maple syrup!

  • Kim September 22, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Oh wow I really must try this! I have a lot of favourite breakfast yummies but right now it’s cinnamon wholemeal pancakes with with peanut or hazelnut butter and banana (with a bit of cinnamon on top for good measure). My mum made me some last month and I liked them so much she’s given me a stockpile of the pancakes!

  • Maureen September 22, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I like french toast with hot syrup and butter.

  • Gaby September 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

    These look heavenly! Usually i eat toast or fruit of some sort for breakfast but if i had the inclination and carefree attitude i’d probably consume french toast every day, it’s definitely a favourite of mine

  • jessica September 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I love eggs benedict!!

  • Stacey Roberson September 22, 2014 at 1:44 am

    My favorite brunch is cream cheese stuffed french toast with a side of hash browns.

  • Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 22, 2014 at 2:13 am

    If there’s a waffle on a menu, I’ll usually order it…

  • meg September 22, 2014 at 2:17 am

    cornbread waffles topped with a fried egg! although it might become carrot cake pancakes…

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Kaity September 22, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I love waffles 🙂 I always get excited about staying in hotels just for the waffle maker, ha – it makes it so easy!

  • Florence September 22, 2014 at 2:40 am

    I love oatmeal for breakfast, with condensed milk to add a bit of sweetness, nothing else. =) I especially love it cold!

  • Karen - 2Teaspoons September 22, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I tend to lean towards savory breakfasts, like quiche and eggs benedict, but a big stack of pancakes can definitely hit the spot too! These looks delicious and I love mascorpone cheese 🙂

  • anastacia September 22, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I know it’s boring but I think my favorite breakfast/brunch food is eggs. I love eggs any way I can get them. Scrambled, poached, hard boiled…for any meal.

  • Rachel Brown September 22, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Yay for fall flavours and coziness! Can’t wait to start cooking and baking with all my fall favourites, which includes a lot of apples and cinnamon!

  • D Schmidt September 22, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I adore Belgian waffles.

  • Jan September 22, 2014 at 4:18 am

    pancakes <3

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming September 22, 2014 at 5:21 am


  • Claire September 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Cinnamon rolls!

  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession September 22, 2014 at 5:48 am

    OMG!!!! these pancakes look SOOOOO heavenly! <3 Carrot cake in pancake form with a generous dollop of vanilla mascaporne??? I WANT!

    Overnight oats for breakfast is my latest obsession and I just can't seem to get enough of it!

  • Margaret September 22, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Huevos rancheros are a definite favorite here in Houston 🙂

  • Meghan September 22, 2014 at 7:09 am

    How are your pancakes so perfectly golden brown? I could cozy up to a plate of these for breakfast, lunch, and dessert, with shots of vanilla mascarpone in between. And I have been so excited for Steph’s new cookbook; looking to add it to my collection along with yours.

  • Elsabe September 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I just love something with berries and ceam cheese – this recipe will just fit in fine.

  • Cristina September 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Lovely pancakes! I will try them during the weekend. As an Italian, during weekdays I like something fat and sweet, like cornetto or biscotti 🙂

  • Rianna September 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I have to pick a favourite? I love pretty much every breakfast food going, at any time of day. I’m currently on an oatmeal kick, mainly because it’s an easy weekday option, but it’s pretty hard to go past good french toast with bacon and maple syrup when I’ve got time – a perfect mix of sweet and savoury, soft and crunchy.

  • Alexandra Rood September 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I love breakfast foods, definitely one of the main reasons I get up in the morning! I love granola with loads of fresh fruit and yoghurt, or it has to be pancakes for me. One of my favourite cakes is carrot cake so these pancakes sound amazing!

  • Belinda September 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I absolutely love eggs benedict as my breakfast! A dollop of hollandaise makes everything delicious!

  • Magda September 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I love pancakes and these look so good! I have never tried carrot pancakes; will have to rectify that.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Kiran @ September 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Mmmm… Love carrot cake pancakes!! And breakfast, all day long 😀

  • Emma September 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Full English. 1000%. I’ll take it for dinner, also.

  • Hester September 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    favourite breakfast/brunch food has to be mashed avocado on sourdough with cottage cheese and a smidgeon of vegemite, or cinnamon french toast with caramelised banana… I can only dream, I don’t have these options at my uni halls 🙁

  • Hilary September 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I go through phases with my breakfasts! I like smoothies sometimes, oats sometimes, but my all time favorite has to be protein pancakes 🙂

  • grace September 22, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Anything with smoked salmon!

  • Jenny Tan September 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Agreed… breakfast at all times of the day! My personal breakfast favorite it cinnamon sugar toast, but for brunch I can never get sick of huevos rancheros!

  • Jennifer Mead September 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Toast is my favorite with butter and a HOT cup of coffee. No wait I love it when my husband cooks me pancakes, that is my favorite weekend breakfast. Yum.

  • Katherine September 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I love a good spiced pancake (e.g. cinnamon, cardamom, ginger) or a basic Belgian waffle.

  • Heather@ The Owl with the Goblet September 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Eggs Benny all the way!

  • April V September 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Pancakes & cheesy grits run a close tie!!

  • Anja September 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    your pancakes look stunning! I’ve never seen prettier ones 🙂

    For brunch I looooove croissants with salmon, ricotta, goats cream cheese, .. and I like veggie scrambled eggs 🙂
    For simple breakfasts, banana peanut butter toast is divine, or some yoghurt with honey/maple syrup <3 I especially love goats or sheeps milk yoghurt!

  • Cindy Leung September 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I love your breakfast ideas they all came out gorgeously thannnnnks Izy 🙂 Yor book just delivered to my home and I love it so much 😀 Can’t wait for your second book!

  • Broma Bakery September 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    It’s just that breakfast food is so goooood. Load me up a plate of these!

  • Danielle September 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I love anything breakfast but baked goods are my favorite. I love scones, cinnamon rolls, pancakes…you get the idea! 🙂

  • Cindy Leung September 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    waffles simply are my all-time favourite 😀 I love adding different kind of creations into these cute little waffles 😀

  • Jahaila @ Girl Nesting September 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    My favorite brunch is Eggs Benedict with salmon! Could have again and again every single day….yum!

  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats September 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Favorite breakfast: breakfast sandwich and a bite of someone else’s waffles or french toast to end with 😉

  • Jacqui September 22, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    French toast!

  • Alana | Fix Feast Flair September 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I’m with ya–I could do breakfast at any hour of the day. Hands down favorite is a sweet and savory combo like waffles and bacon, or waffles and chicken. The sugar/salt duos always win out in my book. P.s. Congrats on your book–I pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait till it comes!

  • Cindy M September 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I just had the most amazing breakfast burrito at brunch yesterday, so with that on my mind, I answer breakfast burrito!!

  • Jennifer September 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Eggs! Sunny side up, omelets, in a barn yard….

  • Danielle September 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I love a simple boiled egg and soldiers – obviously with the salt and pepper to hand! ALTHOUGH I was recently introduced to Kedgeree and can see that being a fantastic brunch/lunch feast! Porridge is my standard best breakfast. … best time of the day!

  • Saida September 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    My favorite breakfast is a creamy warm oatmeal with apricot jam, definitely a must during the cold winter months! I also really like switching the jam for sliced banana and peanut butter, yum..

  • Clara September 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I love a good old fashioned Singaporean breakfast! Toast slathered with kaya (coconut jam), hard boiled eggs and a hot cuppa milo…(I’m already drooling) Simple but oh so scrumpalicious!

  • Clara September 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Scratch the hard boiled eggs, my bad! Soft boiled eggs (OOPS)

  • Julia September 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Same with me, I love long and satisfying breakfast; it´s just the best meal of the day!

  • Dana September 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Scrambled French Toast

  • Sarah from Soymilk + Honey September 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Love these photos! They make me want to redo the weekend starting with Saturday morning breakfast! And obviously pancakes because..well..maple syrup.

  • Anish September 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    My all time favourite breakfast is Eggs Benedict!

  • Melissa @ Treats With a Twist September 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    If I’m hitting brunch, I want everything. I want pancakes with fruit or French Toast and I want eggs of some sort. Probably some smoked salmon too. Annnnnndddd a drink (or ten, and green juice too)

  • Ashley B. September 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I think these pancakes may become my new favorite breakfast treat! Thank you for sharing.

  • Patricia Scarpin September 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Waffles! With extra maple syrup, yum!

  • Hanna September 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Those pancakes look so good, can’t wait to try them 🙂 Wish I could win the book 🙂

  • Kate September 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Crepes with Nutella (and whatever else you want to throw in there)!

  • Libby September 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Your photographs are so flippin’ gorgeous and inspiring and the number one reason that I’ve requested your book for my birthday. Number two is for the food because, I mean. Yeah.

  • Eden Scharer September 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    In my opinion, nothing can beat a good homemade, yea ared cinnamon roll 🙂

  • Christie September 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Omg honey and oat pancakes with fresh banana mmmmm amazing!!! 🙂 LOVING the new (signed copy) of my book.

  • Katinka September 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Those pancakes look awesome! My ideal breakfast/brunch would probably be brioche french toast with maple syrup and lots of fruit, with the person next to me having a full Scottish breakfast so I can steal some haggis/black pudding/mushrooms/bacon from them.

  • Jodie September 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I love a bowl of fruity, nutty bircher muesli. But, break wouldn’t be break without a latte.

  • Christina September 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I’m a pancake girl all the way!

  • Jessica@TheMindlessMusings September 23, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I LOVE breakfast food. especially pancakes. I mean ya can’t beat pancakes drenched in syrup.

  • Chaya September 23, 2014 at 2:51 am

    love this. breakfast for me is usually some of my homemade sourdough bread topped with avocado and a fried egg, or your gluten free pumpkin pancakes with plain greek yogurt. but my favorite breakfast has to be scones 🙂 or croissants.
    anything with sugar. i’m not choosy!

  • tiffany September 23, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I am a lover of breakfast in general… I could honestly eat it at any time of day. Pancakes are probably my fav, if I had to choose!

  • Rachel September 23, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Can I just tell you what you already know…your photos are GORGEOUS!!
    (just found your blog and CAN’T STOP)
    And I think I could eat avocado toast everyday for breakfast for the rest of my life and be happy 🙂
    Congratulations on your book!

  • Nicole W September 23, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Thank you for all of your hard work, Izzy 🙂 God bless you.

  • Bradley September 23, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Egg sandwich: homemade sourdough, fried egg, greens and/or homemade kimchi. Any time, every time.

  • Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon September 23, 2014 at 4:28 am

    pancakes at midday are mandatory in my book! That’s definitely the best time to eat them. These look amazing! Vanilla mascarpone cream sounds like heaven 😮

  • Susanne September 23, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I’ve been having so many different pancakes for ‘breakfast’ (yes, meaning lunch) but not these carrot cake ones. They sound delightful!

  • Sally September 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Breakfast is my absolute favourite part of the day. I would happily skip dinner but missing breakfast makes me cranky. actually… why skip dinner when you can just have breakfast FOR dinner?! xx

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today September 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I am a big fan of eating cake for breakfast. This idea id brilliant, I’m pinning it on my list of breakfasts to prepare 😀

  • Nuria September 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I usually have some oats&fruit or banana cinnamon pancakes! But more often than not when I wake up late I prefer some toast with avocado and cherry tomatoes 🙂

  • Chloe September 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

    definitely some all american pancakes with a drizzle of honey! 🙂

  • Laura September 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Love anything with carrot!! But if it’s with mascarpone…..ohhhhhhh
    Congratulations for your book!

  • Alex September 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm


  • Lauren September 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I am a big fan of French toast. Absolutely, hands down, one of my favorite breakfast foods.

  • Madeline September 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    French toast if I’m in a sweet mood, and eggs benedict if I want savory!!

  • Savannah September 23, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    So since these have carrots they’re a healthy breakfast, right? Delicious and healthy.. that is right up my alley. 🙂

  • Monica September 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I have to pick? Lately I’ve been big into fried eggs or plain and simple oatmeal.

  • Kelsi Gardner September 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I love bird in the nest style eggs ^_^

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed September 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    As long as my brunch includes coffee and croissants, I’m a happy camper!

  • Kata September 24, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Avocado toast!

  • Leah S. September 24, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I absolutely love pancakes for brunch as well! Especially with a bunch of fresh fruit, homemade whipped cream, and maple syrup!

  • Hannah M. September 24, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I’m an oatmeal girl, when it comes to breakfast (I only wish I had the time for something like pancakes or waffles!) .

  • Hannah M. September 24, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I’m an oatmeal girl, when it comes to breakfast (I only wish I had the time for something like pancakes or waffles!) .

  • Alisha B September 24, 2014 at 2:48 am

    A better question is, what don’t I like for breakfast or brunch?
    Smoked salmon (lox) never hurts though. 😉

  • Julia September 24, 2014 at 3:23 am

    This looks fantastic! I’m going to have to try this mascarpone whip on EVERYTHING.

  • Becki @ Bites 'n Brews September 24, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Bacon and chocolate chip pancakes never fails!

  • kellyjo walters September 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

    duck eggs and soldiers

  • Kate September 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Those look yum – probably shouldn’t have read this just before breakfast, now all I want is pancakes 🙁 I’m an absolute porridge fiend, with TONS of honey, fruit, and some raw cacao all up in there. Yummo!

  • Hatoon September 24, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Absolutely adore waffles for breakfast!

  • Rachel September 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    My favourite breakfast food is either bacon stuffed waffles or avocado toast. Always.

    & this book is so totally on my xmas list.

  • Caroline H September 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Breakfast is by far my favorite – I’m partial to croissant/biscuit egg sandwiches or cinnamon rolls

  • Maisie September 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Definitely gonna have to go with a veggie packed breakfast burrito!

  • Vicki September 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I have two ultimate favourite breakfasts – oatmeal cookie pancakes or cinnamon bread french toast. Delicious!

  • Dana September 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    an israeli brunch, complete with shakshuka, fresh warm bread, olives, etc. so delicious!

  • Jessica September 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Eggs and avocado toast is YUMMY!

  • Sabrina September 24, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Pancakes for breakfast…. pancakes for lunch…. I could even eat pancakes for dinner! Yum!

  • Heather Taylor September 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I love scones for breakfast!

  • Charlotte September 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    YUM! What a brilliant idea to combine the brilliance that is carrot cake with breakfast. My favourite breakfast food has got to be granola. Knowing that there is fresh granola gets me bounding out of bed like nothing else.

  • kim neville September 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Scrambled eggs on toast with bacon

  • Jeffrey September 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and my favorite combination is banana, dried cranberries, walnuts, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, cooked quinoa and a heavy drizzle of honey!
    We make breakfast for dinner quite often, happens to be my kids’ favorite meal. Our usual is homemade pancakes, waffles or French toast (made with Challah bread…its the best).
    I love carrot cake, definitely have to give these cakes a try!

  • stephanie September 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Once fall come, I am definitely an oatmeal and fruit type of girl. Love it!

  • Laura September 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    french toast with fresh challah 🙂

  • Anna September 26, 2014 at 12:28 am

    dutch babies with cinnamon apples

  • Baby June September 26, 2014 at 1:24 am

    This is going to get buried but I LOL’ed when I saw that 4/15 of your food is of a breakfasty nature…partly because it’s so true, partly because 4/15 is an awfully specific fraction there. 😀 As a pancake addict, I can say that I am now craving those pancakes. The cookbook looks fab too, love her blog. 🙂

  • Kristina M September 26, 2014 at 2:49 am

    any type of pancakes works for me!

  • Cynthia September 26, 2014 at 2:57 am

    My favorite breakfast food is probably pancakes with eggs and bacon!

  • Shanna September 26, 2014 at 4:40 am

    I love creative pancake recipes! This one sounds absolutely delicious.

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  • Sascha September 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

    French croissants with self made strawberry marmalade is the best!

  • Linda September 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Would love to win this. My favorite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

  • Azaria Kantor September 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    These pancakes make me want to call in sick to work and make breakfast food all day. Hoping they combine my love of pancakes and carrot cake, as I expect them to!

  • june September 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Eggs benedict, or some really fancy blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes…mmm

  • Gemma September 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I’m with you! Cosy and warm food can be enjoyed at any hour of the day. Actually I LOVE eating pancakes in the afternoon! 😉
    Lovely photos!!!

  • Lily Sheng September 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    French toast for me!

  • Lidia September 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Strawberry Banana Pancakes with peanut butter! Yum 🙂

  • The Culinary Chase September 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    My favourite brunch is hands down lobster Benny (lobster Benedict).

  • Soma September 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Awesome recipe. Love the photos!

  • rachel @ Vagabondbaker September 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Oh my, these sound delicious! I’m on a dairy-free month but I’ll had a go at these after it! or, maybe I’ll try them, impatiently sooner, with coconut cream in place of sour cream……Yum, they look like a perfect brunch, there’s something rather indulgent about pancakes in the middle of the day.
    Favourite breakfast? Hmm, big fat blueberry pancakes drizzled generously with honey and dolloped with creme fraiche would have to be mine.

  • Jaqui T September 27, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Brinner is my favorite meal. Can’t get any better than that!

  • Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land September 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Ahhh Izy these pancakes, your photos… swoon!!! I am also an 80% breakfast eater, i want cereal or waffles or pancakes OFTEN. breakfast for dinner is pretty much my dream… or a really good granola crispy and fresh with cold milk… i LIVED off of cereal alone in college. xo

  • Janice Burzlaff September 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Carrot cake pancakes with vanilla mascarpone whipped cream! Oh my! Yes it does sound like a lovely fallish dish.

  • Julia September 27, 2014 at 1:31 am

    My favourite breakfast would be either homemade muslix or tapioca wita cheese and ham.

  • Mandy September 27, 2014 at 5:22 am

    My favorite breakfast food is pancakes, but I like eating omelettes for brunch. Preferably chili omelettes. Yum!

  • Angel Cheung September 27, 2014 at 9:22 am

    A good ol’ smoothie and french toast often satisfy my breakfast cravings – though it doesn’t happen vert often! Thanks for sharing your pancake recipe! 😉

  • Pauline September 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

    My favourite brunch or breakfast food is half a toasted bagel, topped with some finely sliced avocado, sprinkled with fleur de sel, topped with a poached egg, sprinkled with chilli flakes. And cherry tomato halved, and confites in the oven with salt, pepper and olive oil. YUM!

  • Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table September 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Goodness, to pick just one… shakshuka. I love eggs-almost-anything, but shakshuka is my favourite.

  • Virginie September 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Awesome pictures! Can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂
    And the cookbook looks amazing.
    Kisses, Virginie

  • Izzy September 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Cinnamon rolls have to be the best breakfast! I know the recipe so well I can make them while I’m still sleepy!

  • Ashley B September 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Breakfast food & a great cookbook. Sounds a little bit like heaven.

  • Kelly September 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I love breakfast sandwiches of all kinds… especially fusion-y ones, or ones with unique types of breads (biscuits / bagels / savory scones). So many ways to get creative!

    PS – I am so excited to purchase your book!

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl September 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Pancakes are my favorite!! LOVE.

  • Sydney September 28, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I don’t usually eat breakfast other than coffee. When I do, however, I love avocado toast.. Or last night’s cold leftovers!

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  • Gillian Holmes September 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Baked Beans and ham

  • Jane September 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Mexican style scrambled eggs with all the toppings

  • Rebecca Delorme September 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    i can SMELL those pancakes through those gorg photos *swoon* … nothing is better than a simple weekend breakfast of soft boiled or poached eggs (in a cute egg cup, naturally) at 11 am, pajama-clad, coffee steaming hot and a plate filled with far too many pieces of toast

  • Haley September 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Nothing beats some stellar avocado toast or puffy pancakes… but on a regular school day I’ve been making this spinach cantaloupe mango smoothie that is SUPER

  • Natalie Crossan September 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    mm french toast for me 🙂 xx

  • Kylie September 28, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Pumpkin waffles!

  • Marta September 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Hi, Izy!! YIes, I know the contest is over… I just came again to your site to watch these wafflers again!!

    A big hug from Spain,
    Marta (“Sweet & Home/La Vida es Dulce”)

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  • Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño October 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    What a wonderful way to eat carrot cake without feeling guilty about eating carrot cake. Love!!

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  • Bec October 6, 2014 at 2:41 am

    This looks devine!

  • Trine -Klisjéhjemmet October 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I totally agree with you! 🙂 I used to be a “morning person” before I had my son, but now the best thing in the World is to wake up and make something good and tasty for breakfast 🙂

    Have a nice weekend!

    Trine –

  • thefolia October 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Viva la pancake! We love pancakes in our nest and make them about four times a week. Carrot is usually one of the main ingredients as my kiddos don’t eat them so I blend them all. I don’t bother with grating too much precious time in the morning…just throw whatever vegie I have available and blend away with the rest of the yummy ingredients. Happy Nesting!

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  • Jordina January 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    mmm mascarpone on top of pancakes, what a great idea!

  • truly, Addia January 31, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    this sounds good, will have to give it a try. thanks for sharing!

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