Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Brunch: Savory Quinoa Pancakes

On a visit to True Foods Kitchen, I had my first quinoa pancakes and it was super yum! I couldn't wait to make my own at home. 

I've experimented with quinoa pancakes, making sweet ones with chocolate chips for my boys. My boys are picky eaters so making pancakes with quinoa was a bit of a risk. I was surprised that they didn't even notice! I used white quinoa so it was hidden well!

This morning I tried to make my first batch of savory quinoa pancakes. I used a recipe from The Patrician Palatte which I modified a bit. 

QUINOA PANCAKES
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons coconut butter
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cooked black or white quinoa 
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 a package of bacon - cooked and chopped

Beat eggs well. Add buttermilk and coconut butter. Mix until blended well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until blended, the add remaining ingredients. Do not over mix. Pour onto a hot, lightly oiled griddle.  Flip pancakes once air bubbles surface and pop, and the batter appears to firm up. Keep first batches warm in a 200ยบ oven. This recipe makes about a dozen pancakes, 6 inches in diameter.



This recipe is super easy and can be personalized for your taste and/or what is in your fridge! Next time, I plan to try this recipe with mushrooms and sausage! I'd love to hear how you use quinoa in your kitchen!

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