Sunday, August 23, 2015

Easy Quinoa Pancakes [Recipe]

I love breakfast recipes that can be quickly made. Fried eggs are my go-to breakfast because they can be made quickly. Serving eggs day after day make me long for something different. Pancakes are my second go-to breakfast. Though they take a little bit more time to make, I have found some recipes that are fairly quick to mix and I always seem to have the ingredients on hand (or can substitute).

A two-ingredient pancake recipe (1 mashed ripe banana, 2 eggs) prompted experimenting with additional ingredients like homemade sourdough starter, stone ground wheat flour, gluten-free flours like buckwheat flour or coconut flour, hempseed protein powder, spirulina powder, or green superfood powder. If the mixture is too dry, I add yogurt or milk (even coconut milk) or more eggs. The recipe below is easy to make and turns out well whether the mixture is too runny or a bit on the dryer side.

Easy Quinoa Pancakes recipe was created on our recent beach trip. I received a few samples of NurturMe Protein Packed Quinoa dried baby food. These individual packets are great for on-the-go and travel. I love that the quinoa powder can be mixed into just about anything to boost protein and nutrition. Just add liquid! During our beach trip, I used the quinoa powder in the pancake batter and also added to my toddler's yogurt. The quinoa powder mixed in smoothly and I could not even tell it was in there. That is a plus in my book! I love the versatility of this powder for any age from baby to adult.


Easy Quinoa Pancakes are an easy breakfast for busy parents and when traveling. To start, a ripe banana is mashed into eggs. Though these are the only 2 ingredients you need for the pancakes to form, you can always add any or all of the additions below.

Easy Quinoa Pancakes

Dairy-free (can omit milk or use nut milks), vegetarian, nut-free (omit nuts)

Yeild: 2-3 servings

Ingredients
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
1/4 cup quinoa powder (NurturMe Protein Packed Quinoa)

Other Additions (some or all)
1/4 cup yogurt or milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1/2 cup flour (wheat or gluten-free)
1 tbsp hemp protein powder
1 tbsp cup ground flax seeds (can sub 1 tbsp cup chia seeds)
1 tbsp cup chia seeds (can sub 1 tbsp ground flax seed)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions
  1. Mash banana into the mixed eggs.
  2. Mix in NurturMe quinoa powder.
  3. Add additional ingredients (some or all).
  4. If mixture is too runny for your liking, add more dry ingredients (flour). If the mixture is too thick for your liking, add more wet ingredients (milk, eggs).
  5. Heat griddle or pan to medium heat with butter or oil.
  6. Cook pancakes for a few minutes per side until golden brown.



Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted on All Natural Katie. I received a sample of the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This post contains Affiliate links at no cost to you. If you purchase through the link, I receive small compensation to help support this blog. I received one of the products mentions above to facilitate the review. All opinions are my own and are honest.
  


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