I decided to kick off Kirstie In The Kitch with a yummy breakfast post – Quinoa Pancakes! This morning was actually my first time making them and it turned out great! I woke up craving quinoa, I’m a little strange, I know. But I mean, I guess it’s better to crave a seed that’s not only a complete protein but it is also packed with all 9 essential amino acids! Plus, hello… Quinoa is gluten free! Gluten free is embraced with hugs and kisses here at KITK, xo. This recipe was super easy I’m sure even my cute little six year old cousin could whip it up with a little assistance. This recipe makes 4 medium sized pancakes but feel free to double the measurements for some more yummy goodness! I only topped my pancakes with good ol Canadian maple syrup but you can also use fresh fruits if you have them on hand or even my personal favourite – chocolate!
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
Couple dashes of cinnamon (optional)
1 packet of stevia (optional)
I rinsed 1 cup of quinoa and boiled it in 1 1/2 cups water after the water comes to a boil I like to turn the heat down to medium-low so the quinoa can simmer and become light and fluffy! Check out my quinoa cooking skills ;) (sorry for the iPhone quality photos)
Then I combined the quinoa, eggs, and egg whites together. Whipped it up with a whisk.. Yeah, I do it by hand who needs a Kitchen Aide? Just kidding.. Mom, if you ever get a new Kitchen Aide I will 100% adopt your old one!! Here is what the batter looks like.
After my morning arm whip it up workout the batter goes into the pan! I used my very favourite cooking oil – Nutiva’s organic virgin coconut oil. I’ll give you guys a visual of what this stuff looks like because I think everyone should at least have a little jar in their house. This stuff is so multi functional that it will have it’s very own KITK feature post soon!
After the pan is all oiled up and ready to go pour that batter in people! Get those pancakes cookin’. BUT make sure you have your element on a medium-low heat. Cook until the bottom is a nice golden brown, as I will show below. Feel free to peek at the bottom to see how the cookin is going.. I always peek. Here is what it should look like when it’s almost done!
Now doesn’t that look pretty damn good? I was extremely stoked when I saw how pretty and golden brown these bad boys turned out! Unfortunately for you vegans out there this is not vegan because of the eggs but I am going to try making these with an egg substitute and see how it turns out.. Fingers crossed!
Like a true Canadian girl I doused my pancake in maple syrup. YUM!! Well friends, I think that you can take it from here all you need now is a fork and knife and your appetite! Let me know if you give it a try and what you think, I would love to know! So there you have it, my first official blog post. Looking forward to sharing so much more with all of you out there. Have an amazing Sunday!
Love From the Kitch,