Friday, January 28, 2011

Quinoa Pancakes

It's pretty cold across most of the nation.  Cold weather and healthy carbs are a satisfying combination.  The desire to hibernate is present, so instead of tanking up on low-density carbohydrates, choose healthy, whole grains instead.  How about pancakes for breakfast?   
Quinoa Pancakes

1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vitamin C crystals
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups water or fruit juice

Mix together flours, baking soda, salt, and vitamin C crystals. Combine the oil with water or juice and wire whisk them together. Create a well in the flour mixture. Add the liquid and stir together. Bake pancakes on hot griddle until dry on top and browned on the bottom. Turn and cook the second side.

Serve with pure maple syrup. Garnish with something colorful and pretty like an orange wedge, banana slices, or fresh strawberry. Enjoy!

Makes 2 dozen pancakes.
*If you can't find quinoa flour, try blending whole quinoa in your blender and making it freshly ground.  Make your own vit. C crystals by pulverizing a vitamin C tablet from your medicine cabinet.


  1. This pancake looks really good and light and fluffy! Yummm!

  2. Yum! Quinoa pancakes for breakfast. Nutty rice salad for lunch. And butternut squash soup for dinner. Sounds like a lovely line up of food to me. Yum! Best wishes, Tammy

  3. They sound intriguing. Wish you could make them for me! Susan

  4. I love whole grain pancakes. I fund your blog while browsing around. Will be back! I hope you will come and check me out. Blessings!

  5. We eat a lot of quinoa, but I've not used the flour. I'll have to try it! Thanks for the recipe.


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