Jenn Press Arata: Sweet Dreams

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Jenn Press Arata is the author of “Sweet Dreams.” She is also a  food & lifestyle writer, TV personality and founder of That’s SO Jenn, Confessions of a Foodie.

Officially out December 6th. Currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com (already sold out the first batch!) and BarnesandNoble.com. Signed copies can be ordered through www.thatssojenn.com

Today she shares a delicious recipe with us for Carrot Cake Pancakes.

TSJ’s Sweet Dreams Carrot Cake Pancake

Ingredients:

For Pancakes:

 1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons applesauce 

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For Frosting:

1 (8oz) package Neufchatel cheese

1 cup vanilla yogurt

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 
  • Add milk, egg, applesauce, vanilla, carrots, raisins and walnuts. Mix well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl or Kitchen Aid, blend Neufchatel cheese, yogurt, vanilla extract and coconut
  •  Coat a pan with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat. 
  • Spoon desired amount of batter onto pan and cook on both sides until golden.
  • Serve with frosting and garnish with additional shredded coconut, (optional)

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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