If you want a nutrient-dense breakfast that's not boring, try making quinoa pancakes for breakfast. It makes a change to adding protein powder to your usual mix and will keep you full of energy all morning even if you work out a lot.
- ¾ cup milk
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp white sugar
1 cup flour
Small pinch salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 whole egg
½ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp butter, melted
¾ cup cooked quinoa
1 cup mix berries (strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry)
¼ cup pure maple syrup + 1 tbsp for berries
1 tsp chopped mint
- Combine milk and vinegar for 5 minutes.
- In a bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk the egg, butter and sour milk together. Pour in the flour mixture and whisk till lumps are gone. Careful not to over mix.
- For the quinoa, thoroughly wash one cup of raw quinoa and put in a pot. Add 2 cups of warm water to the quinoa. Bring the quinoa up to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cover and let cook for 10-12 minutes. Make sure liquid is all evaporated. Let stand for 3 minutes with cover on. With a fork gently fluff the quinoa.
- Mix ¾ cup of cooked quinoa with the pancake mixture.
- Cook the pancakes in a non-stick pan on medium heat. When bubbles appear on the top of the pancake flip over using a plastic/rubber spatula.
- In a small bowl mix together the berries, mint and 1 tbsp maple syrup.
- Put pancakes on the plate and top with berries and maple syrup
Note: purchase pure maple syrup, not the pancake syrup. Pancake syrup contains unhealthy sugars and chemicals.
- Total Time
- 19 minutes, 59 seconds