The internet has so many different ways to eat quinoa: sweet, savory, and everything in between. Prep a batch of quinoa and get ready to use it in these fluffy pancakes, which are a filling and nutritious substitute for from-the-box ones. Plus, they’re super customizable — substitute walnuts for chocolate chips, leave out the walnuts, top with this pecan syrup or add a pinch of ground ginger and cloves to make it taste like pumpkin spice.

Cinnamon Quinoa Pancakes

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:3-5 servings
  • Medium


  • 1/3 cup qunioa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
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  • Step 1

    Cook quinoa by placing it in a pan and completely covering with water. Cook until quinoa is soft and absorbs all water.

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  • Step 2

    Add honey to quinoa and mix.

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  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, combine eggs, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.

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  • Step 4

    Roughly mix ingredients.

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  • Step 5

    Add in quinoa and honey mixture.

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  • Step 6

    Grease pan with oil and turn heat to medium.

  • Step 7

    Add approximately 1/4 cup of quinoa mixture onto pan and cook on each side of pancake for 3-4 minutes or until brown.

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  • Step 8

    Serve with toppings of choice.

    #SpoonTip: This dish goes great topped with green apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Another great combination is yogurt, chopped strawberries, cinnamon, and honey.

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