July 25, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

What does one do with left over quinoa?  Make pancakes of course!  I came across this recipe for lemon blueberry quinoa pancakes and let me tell you, they are GOOD.  In fact, they're so damn good, you'd never know that you're eating something so healthy.  They're light and fluffy, packed with protein and will keep you satisfied all morning long.  So if you plan on making pancakes this weekend, go ahead and give these a try.  You know you want to! 

1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
3 large egg whites
1/3 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk of your choice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup fresh blueberries

In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder and salt
In another medium bowl, mix together egg whites, yogurt, milk, and brown sugar until smooth
 Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix to combine
Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix again
Next gently fold in blueberries
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat
Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet
Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes
Flip and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 more minutes
Repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter
Makes about 8 pancakes


  1. looks so tasty!!! yummy!


  2. It looks tasty and I know is healthy. Perfect.


  3. OMG looks sooooo delicious , i have to try it.
    Loving your blog

  4. i make this constantly now. it is so wonderful, my husband and my oldest son like it too.
    its such a complete meal: eggs, yogurt, quinoa, whole wheat flour, then i serve with organic/grade A syrup. thanks so much for this recipe.