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Fluffy Quinoa Pancakes

  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: american


The best light fluffy quinoa pancakes! So easy—just 6 ingredients and made in the blender. If you’ve never tried quinoa flour, start with this breakfast!


  • 1/2 cup (130g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (120g) non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup (185g) quinoa flour (see notes for making your own)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on low until combine, stopping to stir as necessary. Don’t over-blend.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat (I recommend spraying it lightly just to make sure they don’t stick).
  4. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and spread into a circle.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat or until you can easily slide a spatula underneath. Flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the second side. Remove from the pan.
  6. Repeat until all the batter is used up. I got about 8 medium sized pancakes.
  7. Add toppings of choice (fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, nut butter, maple syrup, etc.) and enjoy!


To make your own quinoa flour, either grind quinoa flakes in a high speed blender or toast and grind whole raw quinoa. Video tutorial HERE For an oat flour version, try THIS recipe instead.

Keywords: breakfast, easy, vegan, protein, gluten-free