This weekend has been an interesting one since we unexpectedly have been snowed in from Snowzilla 2016. I woke up yesterday realizing that I did not stock up on food at the grocery store like I should have and have been trying to improv with meals using whatever we have in the house. With the help of my friends flour, eggs, and milk, I was able to throw together some pancakes yesterday morning that were so delish that I just had to share! This time I decided to add some quinoa into the mix to give it a fluffier taste and holy moly was that a good idea! These were so simple with very few ingredients (which means very little effort and low in calories...win win, right?)
So how did I make these quinoa pancakes? I mixed together flour, quinoa, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, I mixed together eggs, maple syrup, butter, vanilla extract, and milk.
Then I added the egg mix to the flour mix and mixed it up well. I always like to taste the batter to see how it tastes before cooking in case I need to add anything else to make it more flavorful (welllll and who doesn't like eating the batter?)
Spray a skillet or griddle with PAM or butter and heat over medium heat. Add heaping tablespoonfuls to the pan, cook for about 2 minutes on each side and flip. Set aside on a plate, add some fruit and some syrup and TADA!!! You have yourself some delicious and nutritious quinoa pancakes!
Cinnamon Quinoa Pancake Recipe
- 3/4 whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg, 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of melted unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- Fresh fruit for topping (optional)
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, quinoa, baking powder, and cinnamon. In another small or medium bowl, mix together eggs, butter, vanilla extract, and milk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and combine well.
- Coat a skillet or griddle with PAM or butter and heat over medium. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto skillet. Cooking for about 2 minutes and flipping to other side for an additional 2 minutes. Move finished pancakes to a plate and place more tablespoonfuls to the skillet, adding butter or PAM as needed.
- Add some syrup and fresh or frozen fruit on top and ENJOY!!!
We spent the day lounging on the couch watching shows, taking walks in the snow, and watching our crazy pups enjoy the snow days! We ended up walking to CVS which is about a mile away from our house and grabbing some supplies. We got enough to make some buffalo chicken dip and Thomas decided to grab some Sour Patch Kids (which might have been a bad idea because once I start on these things, I CAN’T STOP!) So let’s just say, these snow days may not have been our healthiest, but that’s balance right?
"Some days you eat salads and go to the gym. Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put pants on. Its Called Balance"