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Blueberry quinoa pancake
Blueberry quinoa pancake

If you have visited Abbott’s Glen or follow this blog, you know we love pancakes! I am always looking for healthier versions with a new twist on the standard hotcake. I found this recipe in a Saveur magazine and dog eared the page. Since I had a fresh pint of blueberries  just waiting to be utilized, I decided to make this fabulous baked pancake. One tip: don’t exclude the lemon crema. The lemon zest in the sweetened sour cream brings the pancake s final topping all together with a wow………….

Blueberry Quinoa Pancake with Lemon Crema

1/2 cup quinoa

2 sticks cinnmaon

4 cups flour

6 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp baking powder & 2 soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups buttermilk

2 cups whole milk

4 eggs

4 tbsp butter or coconut oil for cooking

2 cups blueberries


LEMON CREMA: Mix 1/2 cup sour cream, zest or juice of 1 lemon, 2 tbsp sugar together.

Granola & maple syrup for serving

Heat oven to 350. Boil quinoa, cinnamon & 1/2 cup of water in a 1 qt. saucepan.Reduce heat to low & cook 10 minutes, covered. Remove from heat, remove cinnamon sticks,& let cool.

Combine flour, 4 tbsp of sugar, baking powder & soda & salt & stir.In a separate bowl, whisk quinoa, buttermilk, milk, & eggs. Add to dry ingredients until batter forms.

Pancake in a cast iron pan
Pancake batter in a cast iron pan

In a cast iron pan, heat oil or butter, over medium heat. Ladle 1 1/2 cups batter into pan & add 3/4 cup of blueberries & cook for 3 ~ 4 minutes. The flip. Cook 2 more minutes. Transfer to the oven, & bake until it is crispy. Repeat this 3 more times.

Top each pancake with dollops of lemon crema, more fresh blueberries, some granola & a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Our guests loved it!

I portioned each pancake into 8 pieces. Most guests ate 2 or 3 wedges.

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