Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Orange Syrup

If you’ve ever cooked with quinoa, you know how it soaks up and expands with the liquid around it — whether...
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Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Orange Syrup
Katie Parker

Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Orange Syrup

If you’ve ever cooked with quinoa, you know how it soaks up and expands with the liquid around it — whether that be soup, sauce, dressing, or, it turns out, pancake batter. Using quinoa flour gives these pancakes a light, fluffy texture and packs them full of protein. Instead of purchasing quinoa flour at the store, which can be very expensive, I simply used a coffee grinder to pulverize the little seeds into a powder. — Katie Parker, The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook.

2
Servings
266
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutrition Information per Serving:

Calories 443, Calories from Fat 103, Fat (g) 11.5, Saturated Fat (g) 5.7, Protein (g) 18.5, Carbohydrate (g) 68.1, Dietary Fiber (g) 8.7, Cholesterol (mg) 98, Sodium (mg) 435

 

The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Dishes Even Carnivores Will Love, by Katie Parker and Kristen Smith, PhD, RD, LD (The Countryman Press 2015) On Sale Now

Ingredients

For the quinoa pancakes:

  • ½ Cup dry quinoa (or ¾ cup quinoa flour)
  • ¼ Cup quick oats
  • ½ Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • ½ Cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup plus 2 tablespoons 2 percent milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Nonstick cooking spray

For the raspberry orange syrup:

  • 1 Cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1½ Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon orange zest
  • 1½ Tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

For the quinoa pancakes:

Place the quinoa in a coffee grinder. Grind until superfine — this will result in quinoa flour.

Whisk together the quinoa flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, yogurt, milk, vanilla, and egg.

Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.

Heat a griddle to 375 degrees F. Coat with cooking spray. Spoon on ¼ cup of the batter and cook until bubbles form and the edges begin to firm. Flip carefully and cook for another few minutes, until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter. This recipe will make six pancakes.

For the raspberry orange syrup:

Combine the raspberries, sugar, orange zest and juice, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. As the sauce heats up, smash the raspberries with a spoon. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes without a cover, until slightly thickened.

Serve the pancakes with warm syrup.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
33µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
131mg
13%
Choline, total
78mg
18%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
273mg
39%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
180mg
12%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
90g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.