Quinoa Pancakes with Mango & Passion fruit syrup
“These little pancakes have a delightful nutty texture and taste, I’ve paired them with a saucy tropical fruit mix that I love, they’re also great with one or more of maple syrup, banana, yogurt, lemon and honey. You can do a cheat’s version of the sauce by mixing diced mango with passionfruit and mango smoothie. These pancakes are an outstanding way to introduce kids to quinoa.”
By Alex MacKay
Suitable for vegans
- 150g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 30g caster sugar
- 175ml oat milk (I used Oatley Barista)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
- 1 x 250g pouch of Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Quinoa
- Grated zest of 1 medium sized lemon or lime
- Vegetable oil for cooking the pancakes
For the Mango Sauce
- 300ml orange juice
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 passion fruit
- 1 small ripe mango, peeled and finely diced
1. Start with the pancake mixture. Get a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Slowly add the oat milk. Whisk together until there are no lumps at all. Add the vanilla, lemon zest, cooked quinoa. Whisk together until the quinoa is completely dispersed. Leave to sit.
2. To make the sauce, pour the juice into a medium sized saucepan. Add the sugar. Bring to the boil then simmer rapidly until it has reduced by two thirds (150ml). The sauce should be the same consistency as light maple syrup, as it cools it will be closer to the consistency of thin jam. Take the pan off the heat. Cut the passionfruit in half and scoop the seeds into the pan. Stir in the diced mango.
3. If you want to keep the pancakes warm, turn your oven to 75c and put a little tray in there to put them on. Add a about a tbsp at a time of vegetable oil to your non-stick pan. Get your pan hot then turn the heat down to medium. I use a large serving spoon which holds just over 2 tbsp of the mix to make pancakes of 8cm in diameter. In a 28cm pan I could comfortably do 3 pancakes at a time, if you don’t have a pan this large just do a few at a time in a smaller pan.
4. Fry the pancakes for about 90 seconds each side then transfer them to your tray in the oven or set them aside for later.
5. Serve the pancakes with the mango and passionfruit sauce.
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