Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Quinoa is a power-punch grain that gives you plenty of protein, is a bold flavor and versatile for many applications. It’s one of our go-to grains for salads, side dishes, breakfasts and more.

Today, I want to show you how we’ve learned to use it in our favorite breakfast application – pancakes! You can also see our Cornmeal Pancakes or our Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes.

Quinoa grinds easily, but we found that it grinds less than a 1:1 ratio. Depending on the quinoa you choose, you’ll need to test the grinding ratio for yourself. We found it was 1 C quinoa to 3/4C quinoa flour.

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Most quinoa that you purchase on a store shelf doesn’t need to be checked for stones, but it’s a good habit to always be in before grinding or cooking. Running it in a lose strainer to remove the stones is a good first step before rinsing or toasting. Either steps is necessary to help releases the hard outter shell of the quinoa and make it more easily digestable and ready to eat.

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes
Adapted from Rachel Ray

Ingredients:

1 cups quinoa flour
1 TB brown sugar (learn to make your own)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 TB coconut oil melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg

*You might want to ease into this recipe and do 1/2 C quinoa and 1/2 C whole wheat flour to ease into this. It creates a denser pancake than what you might be used to eating.

Directions:

  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients and whisk thoroughly
  3. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Use extra oil to grease your griddle/pan and place 3″ size scoops onto the surface
  5. When edges are dry, flip to brown the other side.Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

We served ours with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or maple syrup. They are good and hearty and totally worth creating for your family!

About Jane@MomwithaPREP

Jane is a follower of Christ, homeschooling mom and blogger, who, along with her husband and children, is looking to become more self-reliant, skilled and PREPared for the unique circumstances life throws at them everyday. Just don't notice the chocolate on her keyboard or the large pile of laundry (mostly clean) at the foot of her bed because she's busy learning how to cook over open fires and messing about in the garden!

You can find Jane telling her story of her family's PREParedness journey at MomwithaPREP.com where you can learn more about self-reliance, homesteading in a suburban backyard, and being prepared for life's little and big emergencies. You can follower her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram

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Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes

Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes from Momwithaprep.com

Pancakes are the favorite go-to food for our family’s breakfast. They are easy, they can be frozen after big batches are made and stored in the freezer so the kids can help themselves.

So it stands to reason that when I joined the Wonder Mill challenge, I had to go all out and do a pancake roundup! Check out the recipes for Easy Cornmeal Pancakes or Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa pancakes!

Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes from Momwithaprep.com

Learning to use the variety of flours available to us has been fun. Rice flour seemed an easy choice because we stock so much of it in our food storage. It’s versatile, and with the variety of rice that abound, your flour will be new and exciting every time! We used a mix of brown rice and long-grain basmati in this application.

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An important thing to note is that flours don’t grind in a 1:1 correlation. Some do, some create less flour, some create more flour. In our process, 1 cup of rice created 1.25 cups of rice flour

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For our rice pancakes, we created a base pancake to allow for the introduction of great flavor for the end product. It allows the boy who loves the hazelnut chocolate spread to smear them to his delight, and the boy who is a purist to drizzel with honey and find his pancake bliss.

However, you can add so much to the recipe to round out flavors like a little cinnamon and sugar or a few chocolate chips or blueberries.

Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 TB coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C rice flour

Directions:

  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. You want a good froth!
  2. Add milk, oil and salt and beat again.
  3. Whisk in the flour until thoroughly incorporated. You dont have to worry about overmixing as there is no gluten to worry about.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set on the counter for an hour or store in the refrigerator overnight to allow it to ferment as there are no natural leveners for this pancake. The fermentation process is key.
  5. Set your griddle on medium high and place 2″ scoops of batter on griddle.
  6. Cook until the edges of the pancake are dry, and the center is no longer glossy. These don’t bubble the way conventional pancakes do, so this is your visual clue of when to flip them!

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We found working without an oil on a non-stick surface was better for browning overall. Your mileage may vary.

If you’d like to see the original recipe, you can click here. They have a nifty converter so that you can change the serving sizes to what you need, and the recipe changes for you.

We served our pancakes with a big dollop of vanilla greek yogurt, sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with honey. YUM! These make perfect after dinner pancake treats. Think of them a little bit like spongy pancakes. They are more firm in texture and are best eaten warm.

About Jane@MomwithaPREP

Jane is a follower of Christ, homeschooling mom and blogger, who, along with her husband and children, is looking to become more self-reliant, skilled and PREPared for the unique circumstances life throws at them everyday. Just don't notice the chocolate on her keyboard or the large pile of laundry (mostly clean) at the foot of her bed because she's busy learning how to cook over open fires and messing about in the garden!

You can find Jane telling her story of her family's PREParedness journey at MomwithaPREP.com where you can learn more about self-reliance, homesteading in a suburban backyard, and being prepared for life's little and big emergencies. You can follower her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram

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