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Better-than-Bisquick Quinoa Pancakes

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 45 min.
Recipe from Marie Donadio


  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 2 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup light-flavored oil, such as sunflower
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or 1/4 tsp (1g) ascorbic acid crystals dissolved in 2 Tbsp (30mL) warm water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In blender, grind nuts to a fine powder, pausing to scrape under the blades 2–3 times. Add to blender: water, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and maple syrup and blend 3–4 minutes. Pour liquids over dry ingredients and whisk a few times, eliminating lumps. If batter is too thick, add water as necessary.
  • Pour a scant 1/4 cup (60mL) of batter onto hot non-stick griddle (heated until water dances on it) for each pancake. Serve with fruit sauce or applesauce.

Variations: Add 1–2 Tbsp (10–20g) flaxseed into the blender with the cashews. For a heavier buckwheat sourdough pancake, replace up to 1 cup (120g) of quinoa flour with buckwheat flour and use 2 Tbsp (25g) baking powder.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 484
  Calories from Fat 171 (35%)
(30%)Total Fat 20g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(27%)Sodium 646mg
(21%)Potassium 743mg
Total Carbohydrate 66g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(28%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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