For a while I’ve been on the hunt for a great low-glycemic, flour-free pancake recipe. I couldn’t find one. I was inspired by this recipe, which I tried out and didn’t like. The texture just wasn’t pancake-y enough and the flavor too eggy. So I did the only sensible thing, and invented my own Flourless Quinoa Pancake recipe.
2 c cooked quinoa
1/2 c almond or coconut milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 packets stevia powder
1 tsp (or more) vanilla extract
Process the quinoa in a food processor for 1 – 2 minutes, until the shape of the kernels is no longer visible (sorry, I should have photographed this). Add the eggs and milk, and process another few seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process until the batter is well mixed. Batter should look like this:
Makes about a dozen small, yummy, protein-and-fiber-rich pancakes. Use whatever toppings you love. We like pure maple syrup if we’re splurging on sugar. I’ve also made my own sugar-free blueberry syrup using xylitol, with good results.
I said I was going to make fudgesicles, and I did! Only I didn’t use the recipe I mentioned. I just made up my own. They are yummo. Gluten-free, low-glycemic, vegan, healthy-protein-and-fat-packed, delightful fudge pops. These are hearty enough to be an actual healthy snack, not just a sweet treat. The addition of avocado and coconut oil makes the pops as creamy-dreamy as store-bought fudge pops.
2 scoops chocolate-flavored protein powder, your choice*
1 large avocado
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
optional: a little extra stevia to taste, depending on how sweet your protein powder is
*I used this Total Vegan, which I don’t love the flavor of and am trying to use up; but it’s gluten free, contains only 4 grams of sugar per serving, and is a complete vegetarian protein. Fortunately, B isn’t all that particular about the flavor as long as it’s sweet and creamy. I prefer Manitoba Harvest Chocolate Hemp Protein , but you can use whatever brand you like for your particular needs.
Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, or in our case, the Zoku. Freeze overnight, or wait the required 7-9 minutes for the Zoku Pops to freeze
Eat em up! (“Yummy Sicles”, as B says.)