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.


  1. These sound delicious!

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

  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

  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!

  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.