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Monday, September 14, 2015

Quinoa Blueberry Pancakes | Protein Packed Breakfast (Step by Step Pics)

Quinoa flour finally was incorporated in this batter and made pancakes out of it.They tasted delicious without any over powering nutty flavors.They were very light,soft and adding blueberries made them perfect to be served without any accompaniment.The cinnamon in the pancakes reduces the nutty flavor to a large extent.However,I served these with vanilla yogurt for kids and they totally enjoyed.I have made these a couple of times and is a fool proof one.The recipe was bookmarked from the book,'500 Quinoa Recipes' and the original recipe doesn't ask for blueberries and the original recipe had one egg which I replaced with only egg white.I incorporated these cutees in the batter and kids loved it.You can make these pancakes without blueberries too,tastes delish.Though the pancakes were very tempting but my pics haven't proved it well though.I waited for clicking a better pic next time,but each time this is a breakfast menu or a weekend breakfast menu which makes it hard to click pics patiently.Anyways,my H is become a big fan of this pancakes which otherwise doesn't happen with pancakes.So,do try and enjoy !!

Preparation time~ 20 minutes
Cooking time~20 minutes
Serves ~10 -12
*quinoa flour 3/4 cup
quick oats 1 cup
*buttermilk divided 2cups
blueberries(fresh or frozen) 1 cup
baking powder 1.5tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
cinnamon powder or ground cinnamon 1tsp
oil (vegetable or canola) 2tbsp
egg white of one egg
honey 1tbsp
salt 1/4tsp

  • Combine the quick oats and half of the butter milk,let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the blueberries,pat dry.Remove any stalks and keep aside.
  • In another bowl,whisk the quinoa flour,baking powder,baking soda,cinnamon and salt. 
  • Add remaining buttermilk,the oat mixture,oil,honey,egg whites.Stir until well blended.
  • Finally add in the blueberries,give a quick toss.

  • Heat a griddle or skillet or non stick pan on medium heat.Spray cooking oil or add butter.Pour about 1/4 cup of batter on the pan.Spread gently to shape them in roundels.Cook until bubbles appear on top on low flame(as the bottom tends to get browner faster on medium flame).Turn pancake and cook for another minute.Remove on plate and repeat the same with remaining batter until it gets over.
  • Serve warm with flavored yogurt,whipped cream or honey or maple syrup or just like that(we had with vanilla greek yogurt).

* You can try these pancakes without blueberries too or can be replaced with any other fruits that goes well with pancakes.
* I have used homemade quinoa flour but you can use store brought flour too.
* You can use just yogurt(3/4 cup) mixed with water(1/4 cup) instead of buttermilk OR substitute 3/4 cup yogurt with 1/4 cup milk for making 1 cup buttermilk.
* You can add one egg too if you wish to try that way as in original recipe but I tried adding only egg white and it was just soft and binded well.I even tried making without egg which works fine too but they tend to break easily unlike the one with egg white.The egg white binds the pancake and prevents from breaking.

For more quinoa recipes,check this link.

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Plantain Pancakes
Scallion Pancakes


coconut chutney said... Best Blogger Tips

Mm ,pancakes are delish.
But why omit egg yolk?

Nish Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Super healthy and delicious! And I love the addition of blueberries!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so good... Loaded with nutrition...

Jaisy James said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks so yummy

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

These Pancakes looks just fabulous. Yummy and healthy!!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

pancakes looks too soft.Making of Quinoa flour made these pancakes THE best .

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie thanks to you I know what to replace the APF with.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hiba, it's just to lower the calories and to reduce cholesterol load..You can go ahead and add egg yolk as well, no probs :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy blueberry pancakes..niceway to start a day..yum

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Suparb...thanks for getting a recipe except salad and khichdi

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie. I' m also going yo bookmark your recipe.
Love it!. Lovely pics.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious breakfast recipe..... Its simple too... I bookmarked.... :)

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks too good!! can we replace it with wheat flour?

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

That sounds such a yummy and healthy breakfast...I am gonna bookmark it and try it...hope my herd would love it

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anu Yalo yes, can try with wheat flour:)