Gluten-Free Quinoa Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-free Quinoa Pancakes | Queen of Quinoa

Almost nothing beats waking up on a Saturday morning to a big plate of fluffy, gluten-free pancakes.

And you know that first bite, how perfect it is? With the sweet maple syrup dripping down the sides of your cakes, the warm butter slowly melting in the center. The two flavors intertwining, creating a fireworks explosion in your mouth, instantly causing the sides of your mouth to curve up in a smile.

Yes, pancakes are the perfect way to start your weekend. Especially when they’re healthy.

And these pancakes are definitely healthy.

Packed with the quinoa, who brings her amazing super powers to the party each time she arrives, these pancakes are full of protein and other essential nutrients. There’s even a banana thrown in there for an added bonus. And topped with blueberries, the all time super star? This is a balanced and guilt-free way to start the day!

This breakfast just goes to show, you have still have your cakes and eat them too.

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The perfect bite of a perfect breakfast.

Gluten-Free Quinoa Buckwheat Pancakes
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recipe type: Breakfast
serves: 4

  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 banana, smashed
  • 2 large whites, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 1½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together (minus the quinoa) in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Beat the banana, milk and teaspoon together in small bowl and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  3. Add the quinoa and gently mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. Fold in the egg whites.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking oil.
  6. Ladle the pancake batter onto the pan, cooking 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  7. Serve warm, smothered in maple syrup and fresh berries.
  8. Enjoy!

About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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4 Responses to Gluten-Free Quinoa Buckwheat Pancakes

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  2. daphne says:

    This was delicious! perfect for breakfast. . I am sure my kids will love this one :D
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  3. Florence Andrew says:

    what are quinoa flakes?? new on this eliminating wheat program…..I know quinoa flour and regular quinoa grain…

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