Quinoa Banana Pancakes.



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!

Quinoa Pancakes


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.

— Knead to Cook

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  1. This is a brilliant idea.. iv been wondering what to cook with Quinoa.. as im just getting familiar with this grain ..

    1. Thanks you Seamus! Check out my other quinoa recipes. It is an extremely versatile grain. Sweet to savory. So much fun to work with 🙂

      Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment. Robin

  2. I can’t stop bragging about how wonderful your Quinoa Banana Pancakes are! They look great, taste great and my whole family loves this healthier, wholesome breakfast treat!! Thanks again for sharing this recipe on my FB page Robin!!

  3. I will make these for my family but instead of regular flour I will use Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. It’s a Gluten Free. I am sure that my family will love these.. thanks for sharing.
    Sharon Madsen