Buttermilk Quinoa Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 12
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 27
  • Yield: 10


Fluffy, dense pancakes made healthier with the addition of quinoa and chia seeds!


  • 1 and 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying pan)
  • 2 tablespoons Salba Chia Seeds (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, sift together self rising flour and sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, then add buttermilk and vanilla, stirring vigorously but leaving a few lumps in batter.
  3. Meter in the dry ingredients, stirring a few times with each addition.
  4. Add in quinoa and (optional) chia seeds, then allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before lightly stirring again.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in skillet on medium-high heat.
  6. Add batter to pan (about 1/2 cup for a 5 inch pancake). Cook until bubbles start to come through the top of the pancake, then flip. Finish the pancake with about 45 seconds to 1 minute of cooking, until light golden brown. Do not allow to burn.


  • *You can quickly cook quinoa in the microwave with a microwave safe dish. It took me about 7 minutes total.
  • **If you’d like to mix in blueberries or chocolate chips, use about 1.5 cups.


  • Serving Size: 5