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Close up of a stack of pancakes that have been sliced to show the texture inside. The pancakes are topped with blueberries and banana.

Vegan Quinoa Flour Pancakes

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These quinoa flour pancakes are extra fluffy and so easy to make. Have a delicious stack of pancakes ready in 15 minutes with just a few simple ingredients.



  1. Mix the ground flaxseed and warm water together in a small bowl and let sit for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Thoroughly mix the flour, baking powder and salt (and cinnamon, if using) together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the water, sweetener and flax mixture and stir together until fully combined. Let the batter rest for 5-6 minutes while you heat a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add a light coating of non-stick cooking spray to the pan, if needed, then scoop roughly 1/4 cup portions of the batter into the pan.
  5. Cook until the edges appear dry and browned and bubbles are appearing on top. They should look almost cooked through.
  6. Flip and cook for another minute or two.
  7. Repeat until you’ve used up all the batter then serve right away with your favourite pancake toppings like maple syrup, banana and berries.


The batter can taste quite bitter before cooking due to the quality of the quinoa flour used but they shouldn’t taste bitter after cooking. However, if you don’t like quinoa, I don’t recommend making this recipe. You may enjoy my chickpea flour pancakes, buckwheat pancakes or chia seed pancakes instead.

This recipe makes 4-5 medium-sized pancakes to serve 1 (or 2 small servings). It can be doubled or tripled as needed. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in a sealed container or frozen for up to 3 months.

The pancakes can be sweetened with maple syrup, coconut sugar or any another sweetener you prefer. For sugar-free pancakes, use stevia or monk fruit sweetener.


  • Serving Size: 1 batch
  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 11 g

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