I had an idea about making carrot cake flavored pancakes. The original recipe I created used all purpose flour and baking powder as the leavening agent. I added in all of the carrot cake spices with finely grated carrots. The pancakes came out with a flour taste more than anything else and the original amount of baking powder was not sufficient. The pancakes were simply too flat, too much flour taste and the nutmeg I used over powered the flavor.
They taste like carrot cake but come out like a pancake! One happy cook here. This is another economical way to feed your family - all from a box. I made cupcakes with most of the mix and used some of the batter for the pancake testing.
You could do half and half - half for cupcakes and half for a breakfast meal or brunch. Just follow the directions on the box for the cake mix. It's that simple!
Either way, this is a winner - low budget and if you are feeding a crowd for brunch, then you will have plenty of batter to work with.
Along with testing pancakes I finished off the batter and made Carrot Cake Cupcakes.