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Quinoa Banana Pancakes


Quinoa Banana Pancakes

Quinoa Banana Pancakes

for breakfast? Yep, and sounds pretty delicious too. My sister is on a health kick (and also trying to lose a few lbs), so she decided to try the “drop 10” from Self Magazine. She is pretty happy with the plan overall, and so far her favorite is Quinoa Banana Pancakes. I have yet to try it myself, but can’t wait to attempt this healthy and easy morning recipe.


1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
2 egg whites
1/4 cup 1% milk
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 sliced banana, divided
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
2 tbsp non-fat plain greek yogurt
1 tsp maple syrup


In a bowl, whisk 1/2 cup cooked quinoa with 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup 1 % milk, 1 tsp of brown sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract; stir in 1/4 sliced banana. Coat a medium skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray; pour batter to make 3 pancakes. Cook over medium high heat, flipping once, until firm (about 3 minutes on each side). Top with 2 tbsp of non-fat plain greek yogurt, 1/4 sliced banana, 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts and 1 tsp of maple syrup. Enjoy!

Photo: Suzanne Dressler