Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes
Eat Drink Shrink
Yields 8-10 pancakes
20 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups ground oats
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
- 2/3 cup Nuttzo almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 mashed banana
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- vegetable oil or cooking spray for frying
- coconut whip & pecans optional
- Grind oats in a food processor until it becomes a fine dust. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: the ground oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, whole wheat flour making sure to break up all the chunks of brown sugar.
- To a separate bowl, add the pureed pumpkin, Nuttzo almond butter, room temp almond milk, mashed banana, vegetable oil, quinoa, and vanilla. Whisk these ingredients together until everything is incorporated.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold them together with a rubber spatula, making sure you don't overmix (stop folding when no streaks of flour remain).
- Preheat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and grease it with a little bit of vegetable oil or cooking spray.
- Once the oil has heated for a few seconds, turn the heat down to
- medium-low heat and carefully ladle about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan
- for each pancake, trying to disturb the batter as little as possible to maintain a fluffy texture.
- Once you see the edges beginning to brown slightly and a few bubbles
- breaking the surface of the batter, flip the pancakes over.
- Repeat this process until all your batter is gone. This recipe yields about 8 medium pancakes, but if you're looking for more than that feel free to double the recipe!
- Serve the pancakes hot off the pan with a dollop of fresh coconut whipped cream, cinnamon, pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
You can make the pancakes less thick than I did, I just like a thick pancake and its great for images!