Do you ever struggle with what to do with leftover quinoa? I make quinoa often in our home and we always have leftover quinoa. Sometimes it is fun to have a new, non-typical way to use up that leftover quinoa.
That is one of the reasons I live these tasty healthy pancakes! It is a nice alternative to savory quinoa dishes.
Another reason to love this tasty healthy pancake recipe is that it is filled with quinoa, a complete protein (which means it has all of the essential amino acids). What makes that great is sometimes it can be hard to get enough protein in your morning meal and you don’t have to worry about that with this pancake recipe.Does it get any better than Fresh Blueberry Pancakes?Click To Tweet
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Blueberry Quinoa Pancake Recipe
- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- zest from one lemon
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 3 cups whole wheat or quinoa flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp ground flax or chia seeds (optional)
- 2 cups blueberries
- Pure maple syrup
In a medium bowl combine quinoa, eggs, milk, honey, vanilla, lemon juice & zest. In a larger bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking powder and ground flax or chia seeds. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in blueberries.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, spray with a little olive oil, I like this olive oil spray.
Pour about ¼ cup of batter (I like to use these scoops) onto heated skillet until bottom is nice and toasted. This doesn’t really bubble like a typical pancake does. It develops a kind of skin (like a pudding skin) when it is ready to flip. I know that doesn’t sound appealing but I don’t really know how to describe it. The consistency on top changes so it doesn’t look wet. That makes a nice toasty pancake bottom.
Flip and continue to cook until the bottom of the pancake is nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside. Makes about 24 pancakes.
Tips for these Tasty Healthy Pancakes:
If you are concerned about the texture of the quinoa in the pancake you can certainly put all of your wet ingredients into a high powered blender instead of hand mixing. I actually enjoy the texture but if you or your children have a hard time with textures blending it should take care of that. It shouldn’t affect its flavor or its ability to make a great pancake.
You could certainly use frozen blueberries, which I do when the fresh ones are not in season but I prefer the fresh blueberries so I tend to make these more often in June and July than I do in other months.
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