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

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.

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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

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

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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!