Apple Spice Quinoa Pancakes

These apple spice quinoa pancakes are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. Full of protein and flavor, they will quickly become a favorite.

Apple Quinoa Pancakes on RachelCooks.com

My love for apples is no secret. They’re a versatile ingredient, easily moving from sweet to savory without a blink of the eye. Great for snacking, great for cooking, and great for baking. And they scream “MICHIGAN” loud and clear. And I just so happen to have a soft spot for Michigan, obviously.

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I’m excited to be blogging over at Michigan Apples and teaming up with them for this fun giveaway. These pancakes are quite possibly the perfect breakfast, you guys. They’re packed with quinoa (another one of my favorite ingredients) so they give you a good boost of protein. Paired with the apples (a TON of apples), ground flax seed, whole wheat flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, they’re a major win at breakfast time. They can even be made ahead and frozen so that you can quickly grab one out of the freezer and pop it into the toaster to reheat. Perfect for busy mornings (is there such thing as a morning that isn’t busy?).

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Apple Spice Quinoa Pancakes

Yield: 20-24 pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5-6 minutes per batch

These apple spice quinoa pancakes are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. Full of protein and flavor, they will quickly become a favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 large eggs, plus 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use canola)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Michigan Jonagold apples, diced small (3-4 cups)

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flax seed. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, oil, milk, and syrup. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine. Fold in chopped Michigan apples.

2. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with oil and heat over medium to medium-low heat. Drop batter by approximately 1/4 cup portions onto hot skillet. Pat the batter down slightly to flatten (it is a thick batter). Cook for 2-3 minutes (or until bubbles form and stay), flip, and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until golden brown.

3. Serve with butter, more chopped Michigan apples, applesauce, cinnamon or maple syrup.

Recipe created for Michigan Apples

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(photo courtesy of Michigan Apples)

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Giveaway Details: One (1) winner will receive an Emile Henry pie dish and a maple rolling-pin from Williams Sonoma,  a spatula and an apron from Michigan Apple Committee and some Michigan apples!

To enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite apple recipe is! That’s it!

Giveaway open until Midnight EST on 4/24/14. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Must be over the age of 18 and have a US shipping address to be eligible to win. Winner will be given 48 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen. Prize will be shipped by Michigan Apples.

Make sure to also check out Michigan Apples on Facebook and Twitter!

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Disclaimer: I was compensated to develop this recipe for Michigan Apples but all opinions are my own, as always. I love Michigan Apples, I really, really do!

 

   
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93 comments

  1. My favorite apple dish is a deep dish apple pie with lots of cinnamon 🙂 Next would be apple sauce because of its versitility. I use it in lots of baked goods, as a sauce and just to eat as a snack. Love apples and love this giveaway!!

  2. I love apple pie
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  3. I love a homemade apple pie with a nice flakey crust.

  4. I love making Apple crumbles or crisps!

  5. Baked apple chips

  6. I am in Love with apples. I love a big mixed apple bowl in the fall and hot apple pies with ice cream and cinnamon and crispy apple cobbler. Apples are a good thing and I cant get enough of them. They lower cholesterol and brush my teeth . They satisfy my sweet tooth and improve my health with every juicy bite. The thing I do with apples now is mix them with blueberries and bananas and some avocado or pear and spinach and kale . I add a little dry powered peanut butter and psyllium fiber and maybe some dried cranberries and put them in a cup and twist on the blade and twist it onto my nutri bullet and drink healthy wholesome goodness every day. Sometimes twice a day. I feel better than I have in years. Anyway, that’s my favorite recipe right now. Other than this I eat them whole. I love apples.

  7. I love apple pie!

  8. My favorite apple recipe is baked apples!

  9. Apple pie (with a side of homemade cinnamon ice cream!)

  10. I would have to say my favorite apple recipe is fried apples! My kids and I love them!

  11. I love apple crisp!

  12. Apple pie or apple butter.

  13. Caramel apple pie! yum!

  14. Nothing like an apple pie!

  15. Apple dumplings!!

  16. I love making apple crisp– it is easy and delicious!

  17. I love Apple Pie.

  18. Apple Cobbler is my favorite apple dish.

  19. Apple pie. Im not much of a baker so I buy it at the supermarket!

  20. I love a slice of good old-fashioned deep-dish apple pie with streusel topping! YUM!

  21. I love caramel apple pie

  22. I love apple walnut quinoa, and apple pie of course

  23. My favorite apple dish? My deep dish caramel apple pie. My hubby loves it!

  24. I like to make apple upside down cake!

  25. I love a plain old homemade apple pie, my husband prefers apple crisp so we normally compromise on apple crumb pie.

  26. Hmmmmm..I love apples in fruit salad, dumplings, oatmeal, cake, pie. It would be hard for me to choose a favorite as the recipe at the time is my favorite.

  27. I like crumb top apple pie.

  28. apple pie with the crumbly streusel topping !

  29. My Grandmother s Apple cake.

  30. Applesauce….. easy to make, useful in many ways.

  31. My favorite apple recipe is apple salad. Apples, pecans, grapes, bananas, and a dressing of mayo with a bit of vinegar and sugar.

  32. Lately I’ve been loving apple pie green smoothies.

  33. My favorite apple recipe is probably the simplest – HOMEMADE APPLE SAUCE! I can seriously eat gallons of it, in my yogurt, in my smoothies, over ice cream. OMG. I need to make some ASAP! Would love to try MI apples!

  34. I love apple crisp and scalloped apples.

  35. My favorite is Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

  36. I love apple crisp.

  37. I love Pink Lady apples for just eating plain. And love green apples for my favorite dessert – Apple Dumplings!

  38. My favorite is Apple Crisp since I am afraid of making pie crust

  39. Baked apple and cinnamon oatmeal!!

  40. I love apple crisp, but your pancakes look super delicious, too… now they’ve got me craving apple pancakes for this weekend!

  41. My favorite apple dish is simply a sliced apple…with some peanut butter!

  42. apple cobbler

  43. Cranberry Apple Walnut cake from the Moosewood Cookbook.

  44. My favorite apple recipe is to stew apples with cinnamon and butter and then place in flour tortillas, roll up put in dish with melted butter and cinnamon and bake they are delicious and then serve with vanilla ice cream, these are delicious and simple.

  45. Wow, hard choice. I love apple anything—-like these pancakes which look truly awesome. I wish I was cooking Easter breakfast this year and not Easter dinner.
    I will have to pick Apple Crisp—which I my family we called Apple Crunch. Just because that is a favorite that I have had since childhood.

  46. Love love love apple strudel.

  47. apple mini pies

  48. Rachel, what a fun giveaway…love the way that pie dish looks…my pie dish is seriously busted so of course I’d love to win 🙂 This recipe looks great! I’m totally an apple pie kind of girl, so any kind of pie involving apples would definitely be my favorite thing to do with apples!!

  49. I like apple cinnamon muffins.

  50. I like slow-cooked cinnamon apples.

  51. My favorite apple pie recipe has always been a Dutch/French apple pie (one with a streusel/crumb topping); however, last term in my son’s cooking class, he made an apple pie that had bacon bits in the crust and in the filling, and had a lattice top made with bacon strips! I’m pretty sure that if I had tasted that pie, it would be my favorite now!

  52. Apple pie with streusel topping !!!

  53. I love Salted Caramel Apple Pie

  54. applesauce!

  55. My favorite apple recipe is Apple-cinnamon-walnut-Muffin. The Emile Henry Pie Dish is gorgeous! Would like to win it and make apple pie with lot of cinnamon which is my favorite recipe too.

  56. I’m definitely into eating some health at breakfast! Especially if we’re talking an apple infusion. Which is basically my favorite fruit. These look SO SO SO good!

  57. Apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream!

  58. Simple sliced apples with sharp cheddar and really good crackers. Yum!

  59. My favorite is cinnamon apple crisp with oats and pecans in the “crisp”

  60. I love just a traditional apple pie but baked in a mason jar. It’s cute and simple.

  61. My favorite apple recipe is apple pie – yum!!

  62. When it comes to apples I have more than one favorite. I love my apple crisp and my apple cake loaded with apples. Also my homemade applesauce!

  63. my homemade apple pie, apple crumb cake, apple rum cider, apples in juices/smoothies, chunky apple sauce with cinnamon, and caramel apples to name a few

  64. I love just about all things apples, and usually have an apple every day! I make my dad an apple pie every year for his birthday, so that’s probably my favorite. Our family is from MI too, so we know the value of good Michigan apples!

  65. My favorite apple recipe is apple pie. Yum! Thank you for the recipies and giveaway.

  66. I love me some apple pie!

  67. I love Dutch apple pie

  68. I have a recipe for French Apple Pie that is The Best!

  69. I LOVE Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce.

  70. Hello, my favorite is a Dutch apple pie with the crumb topping. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  71. I love cheddar cheese apple pies. Is that weird? 🙂

  72. I adore apples and bake with them often (cakes, muffins, breads, crisps, pies, etc.), and I can my own applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly, apple syrup, and chopped spiced apples, but my favorite apple dish is sauteed onions and apples with thyme. Over-the-top delicious!

  73. These sound yummy! I love apple crisp!

  74. Martha Stewart had a simple oatmeal apple crisp recipe in their magazine last fall that I LOVE. I even posted it on my fridge for easy access. 🙂

  75. I like the apple pie that has the crumb topping on top instead of the latticed dough. Also, my wife will occasionally put other types of fruit, usually cherries, in the pie to mix it up a bit.

  76. Applesauce

  77. I love apple tarts.

  78. My favorite apple recipe is apple cobbler – so easy to make, yet so delicious.

  79. a classic apple pie is my fav!

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