Flourless Lemony Quinoa Pancakes

Here’s a bright, hearty, super nutritious pancake to use up your leftover quinoa, and fuel a good weekend. The lemon and almond extract give these a sweet character, despite no added sweeteners.

I’ve tested flax eggs and chia eggs in this recipe, and found that real eggs are necessary for good texture and binding.

Lemony Quinoa Pancakes

Grain | Protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Quinoa: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Recipe From: Katie’s Bright Kitchen

Ingredients

Grain

  • 1/2 cup 4 oz leftover cooked quinoa
  • 1 package instant oats 1 oz
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes (not dry quinoa!) 1 oz

Protein

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I use non-dairy almond milk or soy yogurt) 2 oz

Flavorings

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice fresh, not bottled
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Topping Ideas

  • Yogurt
  • Fruit
  • Nuts or nut butter
  • Berry Compote see notes
  • Chia jam see notes

Instructions

  • If not using leftover pre-cooked quinoa, add 1/4 cup of dry quinoa to a saucepan with 1/2 cup of water. Simmer, covered, on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Rinse the just-cooked quinoa in cold water to cool and toss in a mesh strainer to remove excess water and fluff the grains. Make sure the quinoa is fluffy and not soggy and wet.
  • Mix the grains, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
  • Mix the egg, yogurt, and flavorings together in a small bowl along with 1 Tbsp of water.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over low heat. It’s important to cook these slowly or they won’t be fully cooked inside.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side and 3 on the other side. I usually get about 4 medium-sized pancakes with this recipe.
  • Add desired toppings.

Notes

  • Recipe for Chia Jam HERE
  • Recipe for Balsamic Berry Compote HERE
Notes for Bright Line Eaters
  • 1/2 of this recipe contains 1.5 grain servings and 1/4 protein. This recipe is best for maintenance.
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2 Comments

  1. What brand of quinoa flakes do you recommend?

    • I’ve only ever seen one brand, I didn’t know there was more than one. I would imagine they are all basically the same, like how dry oatmeal is dry oatmeal. 🙂

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