Breakfast just became a bit healthier with Quinoa Pancakes
I love breakfast and quinoa pancakes are on of our standard breakfasts. These delicious homemade pancakes can be topped with fresh fruit, jam, honey, syrup or can be eaten plain.
My kids are a huge fan of these pancakes, although I don’t know if they realize there’s quinoa in them! The quinoa doesn’t add any extra taste and it does add a bit of texture to the pancakes, it really isn’t noticeable. Sometimes it’s best to just not tell them everything!
This pancake recipes uses cooked quinoa. If you aren’t certain how to cook it, be certain to check out How to Cook Quinoa.
What ingredients are used in quinoa pancakes?
- baking powder
- cooked quinoa
What are quinoa pancakes?
Quinoa pancakes are just like regular homemade pancakes, but I add cooked quinoa to the batter.
Why add quinoa?
Quinoa does not add any taste to the pancakes, but it does add a lot of nutritional value. Quinoa is high in protein and essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, iron, B vitamins and more.
I add quinoa to give breakfast an extra nutritional boost.
How do you make pancakes?
- Mix eggs, honey, melted butter and milk together in a bowl
- Whisk in salt, baking powder and flour
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a lightly greased hot griddle
- Cook until surface is bubbly and bottom is golden
- Flip and cook other side
- Repeat until all batter is used
What to do with leftover pancakes?
If you have any leftover pancakes, allow pancakes to cool and then place in a plastic bag or a storage container. Pancakes are great eaten cold for a snack or they can be placed in refrigerator and reheated the next day for breakfast.
You can also freeze leftover pancakes. Place cooled pancakes in a freezer proof bag. To use remove from freezer and heat in microwave until warmed through.
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Homemade pancakes with added cooked quinoa.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, butter and milk
Whisk in baking powder, salt and flour
Stir in cooked quinoa
Heat a griddle over medium heat. When griddle is hot, spray with cooking spray.
Add approximately 1/4 cup of batter to the griddle. The batter should form a 4 inch circle.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until several holes appear on the surface and the bottom is lightly browned. Flip and cook other side.
If batter is too thick add 1-2 more Tablespoons of milk until batter is desired consistency.