Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Happy Friday, friends! What are your plans for the weekend?

Do they, by chance, involve…pancakes? Light, fluffy ones that leave you begging for more?

  Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes- so light and fluffy you'd never guess these are gluten-free.

No? Well they should! I’m telling ya, there isn’t a better way to start your day.

Yes, because they’re made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients that will make you feel like an Olympic champion all day long, but also because the texture is un-freakin’-believable.

Seriously, they are so soft and airy that I couldn’t decide whether to eat them or to lay my head down and take a nap.

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes- so light and fluffy you'd never guess these are gluten-free.

Okay, who am I kidding? I inhaled them like there was no tomorrow….and then I took a nap. Or at least I wanted to.

The original recipe for these pancakes comes from the lovely and talented Erica at Coffee & Quinoa. She posted them a few weeks ago and I immediately started stabbing my computer screen with a fork, hoping that I could get a bite. It didn’t work out so well.

Her recipe calls for whole wheat flour {which makes them even fluffier!} but because I like to experiment sans gluten, I decided to give them a go with quinoa flour which turned out fabyoolusssly.

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes- so light and fluffy you'd never guess these are gluten-free.

It’s officially my new go-to pancake recipe.

They’re made without refined sugar so it helps to add a little fresh fruit or, if you’re feeling lucky, chocolate chips. {yes, I did this and just thinking of how good they are is making me drool right now}

I personally love the flavor of quinoa flour but if you’re not a fan then you could probably use oat flour instead. You may have to add a little more milk though. I’ll try it and let you know.

The sooner I get a chance to make them again, the better!

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes- so light and fluffy you'd never guess these are gluten-free.

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8-9 pancakes

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cup quinoa flour

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 ounces plain non-fat Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

1 egg

2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1 tablespoon honey

optional serving suggestion: add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to batter or top with your favorite fresh fruit

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients (quinoa flour to salt) in a bowl and sift together.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (yogurt to maple syrup) until smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently mix until well combined. The batter should be thick but not dry. Allow it to sit for a few minutes while you warm your skillet.
  4. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and warm it over medium to low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake and wait until you see bubbles start to form around the edges before flipping, roughly 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the opposite side.
  5. Serve warm with fruit and enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Coffee & Quinoa

http://www.makingthymeforhealth.com/quinoa-greek-yogurt-pancakes/

 

Quinoa Greek Yogurt Pancakes- so light and fluffy you'd never guess these are gluten-free.