Coconut Quinoa Pancakes

Well, you know what they say. When Daddy is away, Mommy can play! Well, that’s what they should say. And by play, I mean play in the kitchen. With pancakes. I just can’t help myself! I really think I need to go to a Pancakes Anonymous group. Do they have those?

We tried quinoa for the first time the other day (we are way behind the times here, I know…) and loveloveloved it!! I didn’t do anything fancy, just simmered it in chicken stock. I made a bit too much, though, and was looking for a creative way to use the leftovers when I found a recipe for coconut quinoa pancakes. Stop. The. Presses people! These HAD to be made!

I add just a bit more milk to my pancakes, I like them thin!

I really liked how these turned out! I might have to “accidentally” make too much quinoa again! They were super simple to whip up in the morning and I really liked how the coconut and cinnamon worked together.

Coconut Quinoa Pancakes (One Hungry Mama)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp canola oil, plus more for cooking
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, quinoa, coconut, brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla and eggs.
Add the wet to the dry and whisk until well combined. The batter will have texture, but should not have any lumps.
Heat a well oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Add batter in 1/4 cup scoops and cook until bubbles are just beginning to form around the edges (this will not bubble as much as regular pancake batters).
Flip pancake and cook for another 2 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve immediately, with a drizzle of honey or warmed maple syrup.

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  • Reply
    shelley c.
    August 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    I just bought quinoa for the first time recently and was hoping to stumble across some fun things to do with it… Perfect!! And, BTW, I'll see you at the Pancakes Anonymous meeting… 🙂

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    Katherine Martinelli
    February 20, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I really love quinoa and need to enjoy it with breakfast more often – this looks like an amazing place to start! Thanks for linking up another amazing recipe to my breakfast blog hop! Pinned!

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