Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's National Pancake Day Yummies. That means it's time to bust out those beaters, crack some eggs and…boil some quinoa?! No, we haven't been sniffing the peppermint extract, we've been experimenting the way good Yumologists do. Quinoa is such a diverse grain it can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Quinoa pancakes are an excellent way to give an otherwise carb-laden meal an additional boost of protein.

We took our leftover yogurt, blood oranges, some honey and gave our quinoa pancakes a blast of fresh flavor. A dash of cinnamon on top rounds out an unexpected, hearty, healthy breakfast you won't want to wait to tuck into.

3 cups of cooked quinoa
3/4 cup of egg whites
3/4 cup of whole milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup of all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 sliced blood orange
1 tbsp cooking oil (neutral flavored)
1 tbsp of yogurt per topping


  1. Rinse the quinoa so it loses some of its bitterness
  2. Boil the quinoa and follow the cooking instructions on the packaging
  3. Add the cooked quinoa, eggs, milk, baking powder, flour, salt and honey in a large mixing bowl and mix until thickened
  4. Add a thin layer of cooking oil to the base of a frying pan or skillet
  5. Pour 1 cup of batter into the heated skillet and cook until brown on one side, flip then cook on the other side
  6. Plate the cooked pancake and top with two blood orange slices, a tbsp of yogurt, a dash of cinnamon and drizzle with honey

Have a delicious National Pancake Day Yummies!

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