Healthy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes
Ingredients:1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
1 ½ cup of vegan milk with 1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup dry quinoa
1 tbsp vegan butter
Maple syrup for topping
Cook ½ dry quinoa in 1 ½ cups of water until the quinoa is nice and fluffy about 15 minutes.
Combine the milk with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes. Meanwhile sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and combine.
In the bowl with the milk add the maple syrup, vanilla and oil and stir well.
Add the quinoa to the dry ingredients and combine the liquids with the dry ingredients and mix.
Heat a pan with vegan butter or coconut oil and drop 3 tbsp worth of batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles form on the top and the sides turn brown, then flip and cook for another minute on medium heat.
Serve on a plate and drizzle with syrup if you like.
Quinoa contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol
The health effects of real foods go way beyond the vitamins and minerals we’re all familiar with.
There are thousands of trace nutrients in there, some of which are extremely healthy.
This includes interesting molecules called flavonoids, which are plant antioxidants that have been shown to have all sorts of beneficial effects on health.
Two flavonoids that have been particularly well studied are quercetin and kaempferol, and they happen to be found in large amounts in quinoa .
In fact, the quercetin content of quinoa is even higher than typical high-quercetin foods like cranberries.
These important molecules have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects in animal studies .
By including quinoa in your diet, you will significantly increase your total intake of these (and other) important nutrients.
Bottom Line: It contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.
MoroccoQuinoa® and MarocQuinoa® are supplied by Domaine Lion Agriculture Sarl to the Moroccan special food shops and to the more Western orientated Restaurants in Morocco.