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Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes

I'm giving a favourite breakfast treat a healthy makeover with these made from scratch Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes. Topped with your favourite berries and pure maple syrup they make a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

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A plate of Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my family's favourite weekend breakfast treats. But to make sure my kids are getting a wholesome breakfast, I make my pancakes using a combination of whole wheat and quinoa flour. 

Quinoa flour which is made by grinding raw quinoa seeds into a fine powder is high in protein and fibre and makes a healthy alternative to white flour. Whole wheat flour isn't bleached or processed like all-purpose flour is and is higher in fibre and vitamins.

Mixing both whole wheat pastry flour and quinoa flour is a great way to make a healthy homemade pancake mix.

Bowl of mixed berries - strawberries, blueberrie, raspberries and blackberries.

How to Make Healthy Pancakes from Scratch

Ready in less than 30 minutes, these Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes are quick and easy to make. This simple recipe yields fluffy, light and hearty pancakes.

If you don't have quinoa flour at home you can make your own by grinding raw quinoa in a spice/coffee grinder until it is the consistency of a fine powder.

To enhance the nutty flavour of quinoa flour, toast raw quinoa in a dry skillet until lightly golden. Just make sure to let the quinoa cool to room temperature before grinding. 

Ingredients Overview:

  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Quinoa flour
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Light olive oil (or other light tasting oil)
  • Pure vanilla extract

Steps Overview:

To make the pancakes, add all of the dry ingredients (see the list of ingredients in the recipe card below) in a bowl and whisk to combine.

In another bowl whisk the eggs together, add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before cooking.

To cook the pancakes, heat a heavy non-stick skillet to low-medium, brush with a little oil or butter. Measure out 1/4 cup batter and pour the batter in the hot skillet.

Cook the pancake until the bubbles on the surface of the batter have burst and the edges start to look dry, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes more.

A plate of pancakes made with whole wheat and quinoa flour.

How to Serve

Serve them with your favourite berries, a touch of butter and pure maple syrup to make a tasty and healthy breakfast you and your kids will love!

How to Store

Store leftover pancakes covered in the refrigerator up to five days. You can also freeze pancakes, place them in an airtight container with a sheet of wax paper between them. Pancakes can also be frozen for up to two months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and warm before serving.

If you would like to see other recipes made with quinoa flour, take a look at these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies and Healthier Sugar Cookies.

Enjoy!

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A plate of Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
I'm giving a favourite breakfast treat a healthy makeover with these whole wheat quinoa flour pancakes. Topped with your favourite berries and pure maple syrup they make a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 -10 pancakes
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cups quinoa flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil (or other light tasting oil) more for brushing skillet.
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk. Set aside.
  • In a second medium-sized bowl whisk eggs together, add buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a heavy non-stick skillet to low-medium, brush with a little oil.
  • Measure out 1/4 cup batter and pour batter in skillet.
  • Cook pancake until bubbles on the surface of the batter have burst and edges start to look dry, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancake and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Brush skillet with oil and repeat until you have used up all the batter.
  • Top pancakes with butter, berries of your choice and maple syrup.

Notes

  1. Make your own quinoa flour by grinding raw quinoa in a spice/coffee grinder until it is the consistency of a fine powder. You can also toast the quinoa in a dry skillet until golden before grinding. This gives the quinoa a toasted nutty flavour. Just make sure to let the quinoa cool before grinding. 

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 120IUCalcium: 146mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword Healthy Pancakes, Quinoa Flour Pancakes, Whole Wheat Pancakes, Whole Wheat Quinoa Flour Pancakes
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Patty Nguyen

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

These pancakes are mouthwatering and the photos are incredible!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Thanks so much Patty that means so much to me coming from a great photographer like you!

Nancy

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Healthy pancakes?? Count me in...these look FABulous!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 30th of May 2016

Thanks so much Nancy!

Kathleen | HapaNomNom

Friday 20th of May 2016

Pancakes I can indulge in and not feel guilty??! Sign me up! And I love, love, love pancakes with a bit of cinnamon - SO good!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 30th of May 2016

Thanks Kathleen, these pancakes are so good for you they can even be had for dinner, guilt free :)

Myrna

Thursday 19th of May 2016

These pancakes look so tasty and healthy!! Could go for some this morning...

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thanks Myrna! I hope you get a chance to make some!

Alida @ Simply Delicious

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Holy mackerel, these look amazing. Definitely giving this a go soon!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thanks Alida, hope you enjoy them!

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