Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Pancakes

Sweet strawberries and cream blend with the nutty taste of cooked quinoa to create one beautiful quinoa pancake! 

quinoa pancake

If you haven’t gotten on the quinoa bandwagon yet, these pancakes might send you running for some. I love popping a few of these in the microwave after one of my morning runs. Each bite of this yummy breakfast recipe has a delicious nutty taste with the sweet taste of strawberries and cream.

Lately my morning runs have all been in the dark. I’m lovin’ my Brightest Flashlight app. It helps looks for cougars and deer and fox and coyotes and squirrels and that biker this morning that came up behind me quietly and then said hello really loud and made me jump a mile. And pretty much anything else that might be lurking to pop out at me from the dark.  I actually don’t think there are any cougars out yet, but it does help keep me from tripping over my own feet. Which is probably the most common thing that happens while I run on the trail. And whenever a deer pops out at me, my trusty sidekick is there to try to chase them down. Sometimes I think she thinks she is a deer. She kind of prances like one whenever she chases them.

If you are looking for a new recipe to try out for breakfast, try these strawberries and cream quinoa pancakes. Seriously though, WHY can’t I take a good picture of a pancake? It’s like a curse.

Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Pancakes


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat or white wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream or fat free greek yogurt (may need several more tablespoons to smooth out the batter if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)


  1. Heat a griddle over medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the middle of the flour mixture make a well and add the egg whites, butter, whipping cream (or yogurt), and maple syrup. Stir until combined and batter is smooth. (You may need to add in a tablespoon or two more of yogurt or cream).
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoa until combined, then fold in the strawberries.
  5. Drop approximately 1/8-1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Cook until bubbly in the middle and the bottom of the pancake becomes lightly browned. Flip the pancake and allow the pancake to brown on the other side. Remove from griddle and serve.
  6. Serve pancake topped with vanilla yogurt, whipping cream, strawberries and agave or maple syrup.


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  1. wow..wt a combination n these r so tempting..

  2. Deb @ kneaded creations says:

    Quinoa is such a great grain, and finding recipes like this is so nice! Thanks for sharing on link party. I sure like your site. I will visit often, I am sure. 🙂

  3. Traci you know I’m a quinoa girl 🙂 I have a case of peaches so I think I’m going to try these but sub the peaches instead of strawberries. We are going to have breakfast for dinner tonight and I remembered seeing this among my backed up email lol! So thank you for sharing this! I must say I admire anyone who can run or exercise before the sun comes up! You are awesome!!

  4. By the way your pic is perfect, it made me lick my computer!

  5. What a great stack of pancakes, I would just love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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