Recently I have been rooting through my cupboards in search of half empty bags of stuff and putting them to good use. This is my very late attempt at spring cleaning, more autumn clear-out and getting my feng shui in order for the autumn months ahead.
On my search, I came across a half bag of quinoa and announced to the family ‘right! this is whats coming next….quinoa milk!’ I had been thinking a lot about other grains I have used in the past to make my own milks; brown rice, oat (which is so good) and now quinoa was getting a turn.
Needless to say from the photo and also the title of the post this recipe did not turn out like expected. In a moment of sanity (I think) while whizzing up the quinoa in the blender I thought, pancakes just sounds like way more of a delicious breakfast. So…in went a couple of eggs, baking powder, rapeseed oil and a few bananas.
I can tell you now even I thought it sounded like a crazy concoction, but after frying one of them off and taste testing with the kids we ended up cooking the entire batch. They were so good that I even did a little happy dance around the kitchen, in my pjs.
Now I’m actually in love with these pancakes and currently have a new bowl of quinoa soaking overnight to make them for brekkie in the morning. They are just breaming with nutritious ingredients. According to the quinoa packaging it is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in iron (which little babies need), potassium, fibre and B-vitamins, along with so many other vitamins and minerals. The more I read and learn about it, the more I want to make pancakes!
This is my new perfect start to a day – Quinoa, bananas, eggs, fruit and natural yogurt. Yum!
Hope your Thursday is lovely.
Lot’s of love,
Aileen & Oscar xoxo
Note: for all those wondering, I used a little corn flour instead of sugar just for the photo 🙂