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Quinoa Pancakes

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 356
Protein 21g
Fat 10g
Carbs 48g
Total Time 5 min

Got a bunch of leftover quinoa from the week? This happens to me quite often. No problem! Just make these quinoa pancakes. These are easy, simple and delicious, and it’s a great way to incorporate another complex carbohydrate and power food into your diet.

Of course, you can pre-cook the quinoa, and enjoy this healthy dessert after lunch, or it can be a great post-workout meal. Think about it.

For this quinoa flour pancake recipe, you will need only a few ingredients: cooked quinoa, sprouted grain mix flour, eggs, almond milk, baking powder and pinch of sea salt.

Oat flour instead of sprouted grain flour should work too, as well as another plant-based milk. If you want to make them vegan, just substitute the eggs with flax egg. You can also add a little lemon zest and juice to this mixture if you like, it will give them a special flavor.

These pancakes provide 21g of protein and a lot of fiber, thanks to quinoa, and that’s what I love about them!

In a mixing bowl place flour and baking powder and mix together. In another bowl whisk the eggs, add almond milk and mix. Pour in the bowl with dry ingredients then add the rest of ingredients and stir until you get a smooth batter.

Cook the pancakes over medium heat, in a non-stick skillet. Sprinkle with coconut oil and cook on each side until golden brown, or until bubbles appear on top. Remove from the heat to a plate and keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

Serve them warm, and garnish these fluffy quinoa pancakes with some berries and honey, agave or maple syrup.

Let me know your favorite toppings in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you think about these pancakes and whether you had the opportunity to make and try them.They could become your new way of making healthy pancakes.

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Quinoa Pancakes

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 or 2 servings:

  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup sprouted grain mix flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
Steps
  1. Place the flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the baking powder and mix.  Then add almond milk, egg, egg white, quinoa and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well into a batter.
  3. Place a non-stick frying on medium heat, grease with spray coconut oil.
  4. Scoop 1-2 tbsp of batter and place the batter in the center of the pan.
  5. Cook the pancakes golden brown for 1 to 2 minutes on both sides, until the sides are brown.
  6. Serve hot with mashed berries or organic raw honey.

Approximate macros.

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Calories
356
Protein
21g
Fat
10g
Carbs
48g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.