Strawberry Quinoa Pancakes


1 cup red quinoa, rinsed

2 egg whites

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 tsp Orange essence

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 tsp Olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

7-8 Strawberries (to garnish)

2 Tbsp Maple syrup

1 3/4 cups unflavored soy or almond milk


Dry roast the Quinoa and let it cool. Rinse it in water thoroughly to take out the soapiness of the grain.

Blitz the washed quinoa with the milk and 1 ½ tablespoon sugar to a smooth batter consistency. Add the orange essence and the baking powder. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

Add the lightly beaten egg to this mixture.

Heat a non-stick fry pan with some olive oil and pour the mixture. Flip it once it turns slightly brown at the bottom.

Make 3 to 4 pancakes and keep aside. Arrange layers of pancakes with cut strawberries in between to form a layered cake. Drizzle maple syrup on top.