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Quinoa chocolate chip pancakes

A delightful twist on the classic pancake that incorporates cooked quinoa and dark chocolate chips into the batter. These pancakes promise to be not only delicious with the addition of chocolate but also more nutritious due to the whole wheat flour and the inclusion of quinoa, which is known for its high protein content and health benefits.


3⁄4 c quinoa (cooked quinoa)
3⁄4 c flour (whole wheat flour)
1 1⁄2 t baking powder
1⁄4 t salt
2 egg (large)
1 c milk (whole milk)
1⁄4 c chocolate (chocolate chips, preferably dark chocolate)
  cooking oil (or butter, to cook pancakes)


In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, then fold in the cooked quinoa and chocolate chips.

Preheat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease with oil or butter.

Pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Flip and cook until golden brown.

4 servings
Cooking time
Preparation time
Total time
20 minutes


The Quinoa Chocolate Chip Pancakes can be served in a variety of delicious ways to enhance their flavor and nutritional value. 

Drizzle with pure maple syrup for a traditional pancake experience.

Top with fresh fruit, either berries, banana slices, or a fruit compote to add natural sweetness and a fruity flavor.

Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and a boost of protein.

Spread almond or peanut butter over the pancakes for a nutty flavor and additional protein.

A drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans) can add crunch and natural sweetness.

For a decadent touch, add a little whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips or cocoa powder.

A light dusting of cinnamon sugar can complement the chocolate chips for a warm, spiced flavor.


Experiment with different types of flour like buckwheat for different flavors. 

Use plant-based milk and egg substitutes for a vegan option.

Incorporate spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom into the batter.