Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes - Morning Snack of Apple and Almonds

Makes 5 servings (2 pancakes per serving); Morning snack: makes 1 serving
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Ingredients

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes
1 cup – cooked quinoa
3/4 cup – all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons – baking powder
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
2 tablespoons – granulated sugar
2 – large eggs
1/2 cup - milk
6 ounces – plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup – fresh blueberries
Maple syrup (optional)
Pair each serving with:
8-ounce glass of chocolate milk
Morning snack:
1 – medium apple
24 – almonds, unsalted
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Directions

In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder and sugar.  Set aside. In a second bowl mix the eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk together until well-combined. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and combine well. Fold the cooked quinoa in to the batter.

Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Place 1/4 cup batter in the hot skillet to make the pancakes, brown each side. Serve with fresh blueberries on top, an 8-ounce glass of chocolate milk and an optional drizzle of maple syrup.

Recipe and photo by Chrissy Taylor of The Taylor House

Enjoy a morning snack of 1 medium apple with 1 ounce almonds to help get 26 grams of protein before noon. 

Nutrition

Breakfast:
380 calories; 5 g fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 19 g protein; 64 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 350 mg sodium; 514 mg calcium (50% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using lowfat chocolate milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.

Morning snack:
260 calories; 15 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 78 mg calcium (8% of daily value).