Blueberry Quinoa Cakes

It’s blueberry season in Newfoundland so here’s a great pancake recipe that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours. Serve with maple syrup, homemade blueberry jam or fresh berries.



Serves: Makes 8 four inch pancakes          Prep Time: 15 minutes          Ready In: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


  1. Combine quinoa and water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Let cook 15 minutes or until water is absorbed
  2. Meanwhile, combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl
  3. In a large bowl, combine apple sauce, milk, vanilla, butter and 1 and a half egg yolks. Stir until combined.
  4. Next, add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined
  5. Beat egg whites until small peaks form. Transfer this to batter and stir until just combined. The key is not to over mix.
  6. Finally, add cooked quinoa & berries and stir until just combined.
  7. Heat a cast iron fry pan with oil and spoon batter using 1/4 cup measuring cups.
  8. Cook over medium heat until golden on each side (3-5 minutes)
  9. Serve with fresh blueberries, blueberry jam or maple syrup

About Carol Marie

Student of Life. Elementary Teacher. Food lover. Avid Outdoors Woman. Proud Newfie. Animal Lover. Yogi. Musician. View all posts by Carol Marie

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