Healthy Recipes

Low-carb Quinoa Pancakes

You can still get that fluffy texture you crave without feeling guilty.

Quinoa Pancakes
Photos by By Deb Alperin / Getty
Calories 238
Protein 10g
Fat 4g
Carbs 31g
Photos by By Deb Alperin / Getty

Here comes your classic pancake recipe, minus everything that makes them so unhealthy. Throw together this fun and fluffy batch of pancakes while utilizing quinoa flour to keep them low-cal. 

Quinoa Pancakes Servings: 2
You'll need
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3⁄4 cup quinoa flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1⁄4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp 2% low-fatmilk
  • 2 large eggs,beaten
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fruit preserves, for serving (optional)

Recipe excerpted from High Protein Pancakes, by Pamela Braun. Copyright 2017. Used with permission of publisher, Countryman Press. All rights reserved.

1. Add quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl and mix until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, yogurt, milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined. Let batter rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Spray a nonstick skillet or griddle generously with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
5. Pour batter into skillet using a 1⁄4-cup measuring cup. Cook pancake until sides are set and bubbles form in middle (about 2 to 3 minutes), then flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove pancake and repeat steps with remaining batter.
6. Serve pancakes with fruit preserves, if desired.