Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Quinoa Pancakes

Quinoa Pancakes have a very "healthy," chewy ring to them, so my husband and kiddos were quite skeptical when I served them up hot off the grittle, but we were all happy with the results.  I've been hearing a lot about how nutritious quinoa is, and I had some left-overs that I had added to the Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, so I thought I would give this a try.  They were actually pretty tasty!  (Possibly in part, because I added just a bit a sugar to give it some sweetness. :)  We had ours with some applesause and it made for a yummy, healthy, filling breakfast!

Quinoa Pancakes (Popsugar)
1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon course salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1/4 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving (I used sugar, because I was out of syrup)
Fresh fruit or fruit preserves (optional) for serving

1.     In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, butter, milk, and syrup until smooth. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.
2.     Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium-high. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on top, 2 minutes.
3.     Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more melted butter and remaining batter (reduce heat to medium if overbrowning). Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit or preserves if desired.

Makes about 12.
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Momma Kaye said...

I love quinoa! Do you have a recipe for a quinoa salad? I'll have to try these pancakes, because it is so good for you.

Ashley said...

Interesting! I love quinoa and definitely need to try this out sometime!