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Gluten Free Quinoa-Banana Pancakes

13 May

These are really a delicious and hearty breakfast option. Even the lover of all carbs will be charmed by this number.

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You’ll need:

  • 1 banana, mashed (preferably one which is more ripe)
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa, prepared to package instructions (around 1 cup prepared quinoa)
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 or 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 c corn starch
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • Maple Syrup for serving
  • optional: Almond milk

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, and corn starch. Incorporate until smooth.
  3. Using a spoon or spatula, add all of the cooked quinoa and banana. Stir well. Batter should have same consistency of normal pancake batter. If too thick, add almond milk by the tablespoon. Too thin, add corn starch by the tablespoon.
  4. Heat a griddle on medium-high. Be sure to use a non-stick pan and grease before each pancake.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Once bubbles form and pop on batter it is time to flip. Cook on both sides and serve with maple syrup.
  6. Make about 8 pancakes.

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Zucchini, Banana, and Cranberry Muffins

20 Feb

I made these bad boys while cleaning out the refrigerator. We had a few things that would go bad, in addition to an overripe banana. Never waste! Get creative, they made some great muffins.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 browned banana
  • 1/3 dried cranberries
  • ~ 1/3 of a small zucchini-shredded
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • optional: shredded coconut for on top

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix sugar, brown sugar, egg, and banana in a bowl until well blended.
  3. Add yogurt to the mix.
  4. Gradually add flour and stir until combined.
  5. Add remaining ingredients (feel free to add any nuts, chocolate chips, etc. during this step if you like)
  6. Divy up your batter into tray. I found for this recipe it will make 12 muffins or 8 larger muffins (the kind that have a muffin top, as seen in the picture.) I added shredded coconut on top.
  7. Bake for around 20-25 minutes, or until browned.

Enjoy!

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