Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quinoa Bean Pumpkin Pancakes


I came across this recipe at one of my favorite recipe sites, keyingredient.com. I adapted the recipe a bit, adding bean flour to the quinoa flour (you can make your own bean flour in a grain grinder or a Vita-Mix blender), and making my own sour milk using cider vinegar, as described below. These pancakes have an amazing 11 grams of protein per serving! Enjoy!

Qunioa Bean Pumpkin Pancakes

<p>There are 11 grams of protein in each serving of these delicious, moist pancakes.</p>

See Qunioa Bean Pumpkin Pancakes on Key Ingredient.

4 tsp cider vinegar
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup pinto bean flour
2 1/4 cup quinoa flour
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree


Step 1. Combine vinegar and milk and let sit for ten minutes, until milk is curdled.

Step 2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

Step 3. Mix all the wet ingredients in a large bowl, including the milk mixture.

Step 4. Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Step 5. Butter a skillet and pour on 1/4 cup portions. Cook until browned on each side. Pancakes will be moist in the center.

For Complete nutrition data go HERE.


  1. Those pancakes are VERY exciting looking! Especially that HUGE pat of butter on top! HOLY COW! YUM!

  2. Looks delicious. Would you consider entering a recipe in this recipe linky for recipes that serve 8 or more?

  3. That's a brilliant idea. My baby girl loves pancakes and this would be a great way to make them healthier. I've never heard of quinoa flour, could I just grind regular quinoa to make this?

  4. What a great idea for adding protein to this dish.

  5. These pancakes are seriously delectable - the first time I made them, I didn't have any white-bean flour, so I just used quinoa flour, and they were awesome. I thought you had a fresh blueberry syrup recipe accompanying this a while back when I first saw it.

  6. Telley, thanks so much! I'm so happy you liked them! Here is the recipe for the fresh blueberry syrup......