• 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds + 3 tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or any preferred liquid sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking oil for the pan (such as coconut oil or grapeseed oil)


  1. Prepare the Flax Egg: In a small bowl, mix together the ground flaxseeds and water. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to thicken, creating a flax egg.
  2. Blend the Wet Ingredients: In a blender, combine the cooked quinoa, almond milk, prepared flax egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  3. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the blended wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are okay. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
  5. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with cooking oil. Pour a small amount of batter onto the skillet to form pancakes of your desired size.
  6. Cook Until Bubbles Form: Cook the pancakes until you see bubbles forming on the surface. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Flip and Cook Again: Gently flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown.
  8. Repeat and Serve: Continue making pancakes with the remaining batter. You can keep the cooked pancakes warm in a preheated oven (set to low heat) while you finish cooking the rest.
  9. Enjoy: Serve the Vegan and Gluten-Free Quinoa Pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as fresh fruit, maple syrup, nut butter, or dairy-free yogurt.

Nutritional Information (approximate, per serving, recipe makes about 10 pancakes):

  • Calories: ~120
  • Protein: ~3g
  • Fat: ~2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: ~20g
    • Dietary Fiber: ~2.5g
    • Sugars: ~4g

Please note that nutritional values may vary based on the specific ingredients and measurements you use. If you have specific dietary requirements, consider calculating the exact nutritional information using a nutrition calculator.