I love being on the pursuit of healthy pancakes for my family. So post-run this morning, I was cleaning out my fridge and found a cup of leftover quinoa that I used for dinner this past week. I thought I would try a combination… pancakes/quinoa and see what my kids thought. The result… they loved them! Didn’t even realize that I put quinoa in them. Healthy. Delicious. A great way to start the day!
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of flax seed meal
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of milk (almond or regular)
2 tablespoons of melted butter + additional for cooking
1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
3 ripe bananas
4 tablespoons of honey
In a mixing bowl blend the first five ingredients. Set aside. In a large measuring cup or separate bowl blend the milk, butter, applesauce, bananas and honey. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk.
Over a medium flame, place a pat of butter in your sauté pan. When melted, add a ladle (1/3 cup) of batter into your pan. When it starts bubbling (about 2 minutes) flip. Cook on both sides until golden. Serve with your favorite topping. Optional: You can add chocolate chips, nuts etc. to add to batter.