March 30, 2014

Quinoa Spelt Pancakes

If you like quinoa, and like to include it in a variety of ways in your meals, you can try this one. Here is a pancake recipe using cooked quinoa which is quick, easy, wholesome and flexible to be made sweet or savory. I have also included gluten-free and vegetarian substitutions which are tested successfully :).



Ingredients:
  • Quinoa - 1/2 cup (Soaked overnight) 
  • Spelt flour - 1/2 cup *
  • Organic free range eggs - 2 ** 
  • Homemade organic yogurt - 1/2 cup 
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Sea salt - 1/2 tsp
Directions:
  • Drain and rinse quinoa well. Cook with 1/2 cup of water till almost done. Take care not to make it mushy. Let it cool a bit.
  • Mix the flour with salt and baking soda. 
  • Beat eggs in a bowl, add yogurt and mix well. 
  • Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix well. 
  • Finally add the cooked quinoa and mix well.
  • Heat a griddle and make pancakes. 
  • This makes about 8 small-medium pancakes. 
  • To make this a flexible breakfast, I make this without adding any sweetness or spices. For sweet breakfast, I serve them with raw honey and fresh fruits. For a savory version, I serve with fresh made guacamole or salsa. 



* To Make gluten-free version:
  • Replace the spelt flour with equal amount of sorghum(jowar) or rice flour. 

** To make vegetarian version: 
  • Flax seeds - 2 Tbs (or chia seeds) 
  • Filtered water ~ 1/2 cup
  • Powder flax seeds using a coffee grinder.
  • Mix with water and set aside for 5 minutes to gel up.
  • This will replace 2 eggs. 

2 comments:

  1. Delicious and Healthy Pancakes, I love nutty spelt, adding quinoa makes it more healthy.

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    1. Yes, we started using spelt recently and loving it :-)

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