I know what you’re thinking: There is no way on earth that quinoa can make its way into a pancake. When I saw the recipe for quinoa pancakes, I was genuinely confused — don’t get me wrong, I’m always down to try some weird substitute, but this seemed too weird.
After finding a recipe that looked sufficiently easy for quinoa pancakes, courtesy of The Fitnessista (same), I got to work.
Recipe for four quinoa pancakes:
- 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Pinch of sea salt
To make the pancakes pumpkin chocolate chip flavored, add pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips to the recipe.
First, you’ll have to measure out the 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa. I used a blend of red and white that I had leftover in the fridge, but anything should work.