Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quinoa Pancakes.

Have you ever eaten Quinoa? I tried it once before, but knew I had to try it again when I found a recipe for quinoa pancakes! This nutritious seed comes from South America and is packed with wonderful goodies such as protein, iron, calcium, maganese, and potassium. It has been known to help prevent Type 2 diabetes, childhood asthma, heart disease, gallstones and migranes (me, me, me!) It's good for us and I can see a quinoa fest in my future.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1/4 cup skim milk (I used almond milk)

2 Tbsp maple syrup (I didn't have any, so I added butterscotch chips and bananas instead)

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cool.

2. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and cooled quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and maple syrup. Whisk liquid mixture into quinoa mixture until combined.

3. Heat large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. In batches, add batter to pan by 1/4 cup amounts. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form on surface and edges are golden. Turn and cook another 2 minutes.

Serve with maple syrup if you desire. I had peanut butter on mine and it was delicious!

5 comments:

Jillian said...

I love quinoa! Thank you for the recipe :) I'll have to try it soon!

ALW said...

Those look delicious! I love quinoa!

Jo said...

I am SO trying these!! I love quinoa!!

Jessica Lynn said...

Quinoa helps with migraines? Why have I not tried this yet?! I'm definitely buying some the next time I go to the store!

Jenny said...

Yum! I might try this, healthy pancakes would be amazing! lol

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