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Quiona Pancakes


Quiona Pancakes
Kimberley K. Eggleston
If you have never tried quinoa pancakes (or quinoa for that matter) you are in for a real treat. While pancakaes are delicious anyways, adding quinoa just makes super healthy while quinoa (though not actually a grain) adds far more protein and calcium than most other grains can. Sweeten the finished pancakes with a little fresh fruit or a drizzle of real maple syrup, and enjoy eating healthy.


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil


1. First, mix together the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine together the all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Use a fork or a wire whisk to make sure the dry ingredients are well combined. Then add the cooked quinoa. Stir the mixture until the quinoa is well incorporated in the flour mixture. If you are unsure of how to cook the quinoe, it is simple. Simply rinse 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa in a mesh strainer. Then, add it to a medium-sized saucepan with 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Then use the cooked quinoa as directed in the recipe.

2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the beaten egg whites, the buttermilk, lowfat milk, and the canola oil. Make sure that the mixture is well combined, then pour it into the dry ingredients. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. The batter should be pourable, but not runny. If the batter is too thick, add a little more lowfat milk until it is of a consistency that can be poured.

3. Heat a non-stick griddle to 325 and coat it with cooking spray. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and fill it with batter. Pour the batter onto the griddle in a circle, and continue this method to make the remaining pancakes. Allow the pancakes to cook for about two minutes, or until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pancake. Then, use a pancake turner to flip the pancake over and cook the other side for an additional one to two minutes until cooked through and lightly golden brown. Remove the cooked pancakes from the griddle, and serve.

Makes 12 pancakes

Per Serving (three pancakes) Calories 186, Fat 5gm, Carbs 29gm, Pro 7gm, Fiber 1gm

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