Gluten Free Maple Quinoa Pancakes


I promised you all the recipe for the gluten free quinoa pancakes I made on Saturday morning, so here it is!


Matt and I both really enjoyed these. They aren’t huge and fluffy like buttermilk pancakes, so don’t make them expecting that, but they have great flavor and are a fun (and healthy) way to mix it up from traditional pancakes. I found the quinoa flour at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and have been excited to test it out ever since!


Gluten Free Maple Quinoa Pancakes

Makes 3 to 4 servings (about 6 pancakes)

These pancakes have a nice nutty flavor from the quinoa and are packed protein and healthy fats. Enjoy topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and some fruit! If you want to keep this recipe gluten free, make sure to buy gluten free certified oats. Canola oil can be substituted for hemp oil, but I love hemp oil because it’s a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.


  • 1 C quinoa flour
  • 1/3 C oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 C milk (or dairy substitute)
  • 3 Tbsp. liquid egg whites (or 1 whole egg)
  • 3 Tbsp. hemp oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup


1) In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients, then add them to dry, mixing gently until uniform-ish.

2) Pour a large spoonful of the mixture into a greased pan over medium heat. Flip when bubbles form and the edges have hardened a bit.

3) Enjoy!


What’s your favorite pancake recipe?


  1. 1

    I’ve never made anything with quinoa flour before, but these seem pretty simple! Definitely pinning this for future reference!

  2. 2

    Will you come make pancakes for me? ;)

  3. 4

    Mmm I love all pancakes, so I’m sure these would make me pretty darn happy too. ;)

  4. 5

    Those pancakes actually looks pretty good and I will be trying them out this weekend.

  5. 6

    These look so great! The best part is they’re gluten free! Can’t wait to try them out!

  6. 7

    Interesting, I thought you couldn’t heat hemp oil for the nutritional benefits to stay intact, but is that just flax oil? I’ve been thinking of getting some and if I can cook with it I’d be much more inclined to purchase it

  7. 11

    I’ve been looking for quinoa flour – I’ve been wanting to try it!

  8. 12

    That is my favorite flour! I have it every morning :)

  9. 13

    Yum! I love quinoa in all forms. Make sure to use gluten-free oats to really make them gluten-free though :)

  10. 18

    I am a serious pancake addict, so these look wonderful! Do you think something could be subbed in place of the quinoa flour?

    • 19

      You could use regular flour I guess, I’m just not sure how they would come out – the whole point was kind of to try the unique flour. :)

  11. 20

    I love the sound of these. I tried making quinoa porridge using quinoa flakes and I was not a fan. So may try this! I love pancakes as a breakfast treat when I eat out, but don’t make them very often at home… seems easy enough so no excuses now! :)

  12. 21

    Tried these out and now I’m making them a new morning routine! I was looking for a good recipe because I love my pancakes but as a vegan, I’m really bad about getting the protein in at breakfast. Love them! They’re a bit thin the first time I tried them so tomorrow I’m adding a bit more flour and maybe a tiny bit of sugar for taste. I also like to cook these darker than my usual pancakes; I don’t know why that is though. :P

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