These quinoa pancakes are super easy, super clean and require very minimal ingredients! They’re also great for using up leftover cooked quinoa.
After successfully creating a quinoa muffin and quinoa granola, I really wanted to take quinoa to the next level and create my all-time favorite breakfast food (besides waffles, of course)…. pancakes! It took just a few trials to get things right. My goal was to keep the ingredients to a minimum and the calorie count fairly low. I also wanted to develop a recipe that only made one serving because, in my household, we typically all eat something different for breakfast. If you want more than a single serving, it’s very easy to double this recipe.
With a little trial and error, by the way…. I didn’t have the best results using egg whites, these quinoa pancakes came out perfectly. They are nice and fluffy with a really great texture. If you love quinoa as much as I do, you’re going to be head-over-heals for these pancakes! Quinoa is definitely a grain that you want to include in your diet.
3 Benefits of Quinoa-
- It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
- Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. It’s gluten-free too!
- Quinoa is a great source of iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin and manganese.
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 packet stevia, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Heat a large skillet (or griddle), sprayed with cooking spray or coated with coconut oil, over medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Pour batter onto skillet (or griddle), making 4 pancakes.
- Allow pancakes to cook slowly over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on the first side, until pancakes are set. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with maple syrup, honey, nut butter and/or fresh fruit.
Something to think about….
Have you ever baked with quinoa? Read more about the benefits of quinoa. If so what did you make?
What’s your favorite breakfast?
Does your family eat the same thing for breakfast or do you all eat something different?
Hope your week is off to a great start!