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Chicken and Quinoa “Waffles”

Since making today’s recipe for the first time, I have made variations (or repeats) almost every week.  I found this recipe while watching an episode of The Dr. Oz Show where his audience shared their favorite quinoa recipes.  This quickly shot to my favorite because it can be transformed into sweet or savory recipes.  Follow the recipe below and see how I made chicken and waffles, tacos, and breakfast pancakes from this Quinoa pancake recipe.

1 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1 Cup Milk

4 Eggs

3 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp oil

Spices of your desire.  (I added cinnamon and nutmeg for breakfast pancakes, while I added cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and/or onion powder for dinner pancakes)

Cooking Spray

Ingredients for Quinoa Pancake

Ingredients for Quinoa Pancake

Cook quinoa according to packages instructions

In blender, combine quinoa, honey, oil, eggs, and milk

Blend until smooth

Blending ingredients

Blending ingredients

Add in salt, baking powder, and blend for a few more seconds

Blended Ingredients

Blended Ingredients

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray

Quinoa Pancake Cooking

Quinoa Pancake Cooking

Pour batter into skillet and continue cooking until golden brown on one side

Flip and cook again until golden brown

Repeat process until batter is cooked

(I tried refrigerating some of the uncooked batter and cooked again the next day, but the batter did not stay together.  Better to cook all batter at once and if you have leftovers, heat in oven or toaster)

Quinoa Pancakes

Quinoa Pancakes

Finish with topping of choice.  Dr. Oz’s recipe called for 1 1/2 cups blueberries.

First, I made chicken and “waffles” by placing chicken in a food processor and shredding.  Now I’m not going to say it was as good as Roscoe’s, but it was a great healthy alternative!

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

Next I made a breakfast pancake with peanut butter and apples drizzled with honey

Apple, Peanut Butter, and Honey Pancake

Apple, Peanut Butter, and Honey Pancake

And finally, I made a taco.  While I couldn’t pick the taco up, it was a great alternative to having a taco salad!

Quinoa Taco

Quinoa Taco

I need some help deciding what my next quinoa pancake recipe should be.  Leave your suggestion in the comments below or email me at newsforchews@gmail.com!

Stay  hungry…

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