- ½ cup quinoa, washed and drained
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oats
- ¾ cups shredded coconut, divided into ¼ cup and ½ cup
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- honey, maple syrup, tumeric and fresh fruit, for serving
Quinoa Coconut Pancakes
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- Wash the quinoa. Fill a bowl with water and add the quinoa. Let it soak for 12-24 hours.
- 24 hours later, drain the quinoa. Rinse and strain.
- Transfer to a blender and add the oats, ¼ cup shredded coconut, almond milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, vanilla extract, baking powder and ground cinnamon.
- Beat in the blender for 50 seconds on high speed. Turn blender off and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Beat for another 10 seconds or long enough for the mixture to become smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl.
- Add the remaining shredded coconut and lemon zest. Stir with a spatula to combine.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to a slightly heated pan. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture. (Use the back side of a spoon to spread the mixture in the pan.)
- Cook the pancake for about 2 minutes or until it turns golden. Flip it over and cook for another 2 minutes. Continue with the rest of the pancakes.
- Keep the pancakes warm in the oven, set to 100* C (200* F), until they are all ready to serve.
- Serve with maple syrup or honey and fresh seasonal fruit with a dash of tumeric
Quinoa together with oats and coconut replace the flour in the recipe making it totaly gluten free.
Also it is dairy free as there is no milk in our recipe...
And last but not least tumeric is one of the weapons that we have against many ailments.
You can add more aroma by adding the zest of a lemon in the batter
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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