quinoa pancakes

July 8, 2012 § 7 Comments

I have been eating a lot of these lately, drizzled with maple syrup, fresh grated pear and creamy yoghurt. Its a lovely way to start these cold days. Pretty healthy too given that they are gluten free and full of protein. Instead of using buckwheat flour you can add double the amount of almond meal or vice versa. Up to you!

Recipe for quinoa pancakes

3/4 cup quinoa
1  1/4 cups water
2 eggs
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup additional water
1 tsp baking powder

First you will need to cook the quinoa: Rinse and drain the quinoa and then place in a saucepan along with 1  1/4 cups water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer until all the water is absorbed and the grains are soft, much like you would cook rice.

Allow to cool before adding  all the remaining ingredients including the additional water. Beat with a fork or whisk until you have a fluffy and well combined batter.

Cook as you would any pancakes in a heavy based greased frying pan, over a medium flame and tilting once you have added the batter to help it spread a little. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

Have a lovely day…

xx

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§ 7 Responses to quinoa pancakes

  • starproms says:

    I’ve never heard of Quinoa? I could Google it, but I’m choosing to as you first, please? Also, what is buckwheat flour? I don’t think I’ve seen that in England? Many thanks. Love pancakes and these look delicious.

  • Hello there,
    Good questions!
    Quinoa is a grass like grain that is gluten free and very high in protein for which is contains a complete form. It has been highly regarded for its health benefits being high in fiber, iron, phosphorous and magnesium. You can cook and use it much like you would rice. You can find out more about quinoa here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa
    Buckwheat is also gluten free and can come puffed, in grains or as a flour. This recipe calls for flour which makes a good wheat substitute. However, it does have a very strong taste which not everyone likes. I personally do but if you want, you can substitute the buckwheat flour for extra almond meal in this recipe and it works fine. You can find more about buckwheat here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwheat
    I would imagine you would be able to find buckwheat flour in health food stores even in England. It has become popular these days especially as a noodle.
    Therefor, this recipe is completely gluten free and very nutritious.
    I hope all this helps. Good luck with it all.
    Sophie

  • lucy says:

    such a beautiful photo, s.

    i did get my seed package, and i LOVE my package. your little note is on my pinboard, right next to my desk, and it reminds me that blogging is a lovely thing to do, thank you. xx

  • I keep meaning to buy and try Quinoa, I really must get round to it !! and those pancakes look so good

  • Alex Long says:

    These pancakes look delicious! I love quinoa and often make porridge with it, but have yet to make pancakes. The maple syrup, pear and yoghurt topping sounds dreamy. Thanks for the inspiration x x

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