Friday, January 18, 2013

Zucchini Quinoa Pancakes


I love quinoa.  I love how versatile it is, how quick it cook up and how nutrient dense it is.  Of course, I am the only one in my family who likes it.  I'd love to use it in tons of recipes but every time I do, it's met with distain, especially from my tiny people.  Apparently, the size and texture offends them greatly.


So I hide it shamelessly.  I stuff it into peppers and zucchini, make it into bites and hide it in burgers.  This usually works pretty well so I thought I'd try some pancakes too.


These pancakes are great anytime of the day- breakfast, lunch or dinner!  And apparently, they are awesome at hiding quinoa!


Zucchini Quinoa Pancakes


2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 eggs
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
dash red pepper
1 tbsp coconut oil

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.



Heat your skillet to medium, scoop large spoonfuls of mixture into pan and flatten.



Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.


Repeat with remaining batter and enjoy!


This post is shared at Fight Back Friday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Gluten Free Fridays and Simple Meals Friday.

5 comments:

  1. These sound delicious!

    I would love to have you share this and any of your other posts on Thursdays at Tasty Traditions: http://myculturedpalate.com/

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  2. Sounds great to me, I have made something similar but not with quinoa! I will certainly be trying this! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    See you at the link up this week!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  3. I made these last month for myself and my two-year-old. Yum! I ate the leftovers cold the next day as I was starting contractions--and gave birth that day. Great energy for labor, and so delicious!

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  4. Just make these for lunch today. Fast and delicious! Hubby even liked them and he doesn't normally like this sort of thing. :) We topped them with tzaziki sauce, green onions, grated sharp cheddar, and hot sauce.

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