I found this recipe in a magazine (I just made a few changes to it) and the pancakes tastes so good! Quinoa has a lot of nutritional benefits and is for many a “superfood”. One good reason to include quinoa in your diet is because it is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all the essential 9 amino acids which your body can’t produce by itself. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Quinoa can be used in a lot of recipes, such as bread, cookies, porridge, pancakes, salads and as a side dish. Just be creative 🙂
For the quinoa pancakes you will need:
7 oz/200 grams raw quinoa grain, rinsed
1 big table spoon of flaxseeds or chia seeds
1.5 cups of almond milk or other milk if you prefer
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
a big handful of blueberries
2 bananas, mashed
coconut oil for cooking
1. Mix the quinoa, milk and the flaxseeds (or chia seeds) and let it soak overnight or for at least an hour.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the bananas and blueberries into a blender and blend for a few minutes or until everything is well combined.
3. Fold in the bananas and blueberries to the mixture.
4. Cook on medium/low heat until the pancakes are golden.
Serve with some maple syrup or honey and fresh fruit/berries 🙂