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Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Breakfast

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 non-fat 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

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.

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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. Nutrition figures based on using low-fat 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).

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