Quinoa Berry Pancakes

I love finding new recipes to make with quinoa! It’s such a versatile grain and is also a complete protein providing all of our essential amino acids. This is a great breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied for hours :) I’ve made these quite a few times and found that its best to prepare the quinoa ahead of time (the night before) and let it cool before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. If you are new at preparing quinoa please see my previous post Quinoa Fruit Salad for cooking tips.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh berries



  • In  a large bowl, mix together cooked quinoa (preferably already cooled), flour, baking powder, and salt until all ingredients are evenly distributed
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg whites, Greek yogurt, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, brown sugar, and vanilla
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix, be careful not to over-mix as it will develop the gluten too much resulting in an overly dense texture
  • Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and coat with a canola oil based cooking spray
  • Drop 1/4 cup batter onto skillet and top with fresh berries
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear
  • Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until pancake is a reaches golden brown color
  • Remove from skillet and wipe clean and proceed with cooking additional pancakes
  • Makes about 8 pancakes
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information provided is for two pancakes and was calculated using nutritiondata.self.com. Each serving contains only 230 calories and 2g of Fat while also providing 4g of Fiber and 10g of Protein!



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