Pancake Recipe – Delicious and Healthy

Who doesn’t love a good pancake recipe! Pancakes are one of the last things that comes to mind when we talk about healthy eating.  Today I thought I would share with you one of my recipes for quinoa pancakes.  It is among the best healthy pancake recipe that I have ever tried.  Most of you know that in the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with quinoa flour and quinoa flakes and I must say that the results have been pretty great.  If you didn’t catch it, my banana bread recipe is a big hit in my house.  Seriously – I think my (just turned) 5 year old could live on banana bread.  My oldest – the pickiest eater in the house (AKA the commander) – doesn’t eat anything with banana’s but he does love pancakes!  Both of my children are very thin, (Thanks to mean old mom’s food rules – I never want them to struggle with their weight like I have so I am trying to teach them healthy habits now.) but I still really try to limit their sugar consumption.  Too much sugar first thing in the morning is a recipe for someone getting in trouble before lunch time!  Have you ever tried homeschooling jacked up on sugar five and six year old boys? Yep, it’s not a pretty sight.

Now, we don’t have pancakes every day but I do like to indulge them once or twice a week.    Because I’m so busy (aren’t we all?) I need an easy pancake recipe and this one fits the bill!  I’ve eliminated the white sugar here and used agave nectar.  And, of course theres the quinoa flour!  I think you could experiment with the flours if you wanted and if you don’t want to buy agave nectar you could always just skip it or add in a couple of tablespoons of sugar.

Pancake Recipe – Delicious and Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 T agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 T walnut oil (or olive)
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Combine together dry ingredients. In a separate boil combine coconut milk, agave nectar, oil and egg. Whisk until combined and then add in dry ingredients.
  2. Heat pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Use about 2 ½ T of batter per pancake. Turn pancakes over when the tops start to have bubbles that press through. Cook two more minutes.
  3. Top with syrup and enjoy!
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If you like this pancake recipe, stay tuned.  If got another recipe for pancakes coming up that uses quinoa flakes in place of oatmeal!  Yum!

More Quinoa Recipes with Quinoa Flour to Try!

Banana Bread Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Smoothie Recipes

You can also check out other Quinoa Breakfast Recipes!