Coconut Quinoa Pancakes

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For the blood orange chia jam
3-4 Blood orange small or medium, peeled, white pith discarded
2 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Rose water optional
2 tbsp Chia seeds
For the citrus whipped ricotta
¾ cup Ricotta cheese whole milk
1 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 Blood orange zested
⅓ cup Heavy whipping cream
For the coconut quinoa pancakes
1 cup Milk use more if needed to thin the batter
1 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla extract
½ cup Quinoa cooked
1½ cups Whole wheat flour white
2 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
¾ cup Shredded coconut or flaked, unsweetened
Cooking spray or coconut oil

Nutritional information

  • For the blood orange chia jam

  • For the citrus whipped ricotta

  • For the coconut quinoa pancakes

Coconut Quinoa Pancakes


These Coconut Quinoa Pancakes are a delicious way to start your day! They are loosely based on a quinoa and coconut pancakes specialty which my local cafe had on one weekend. I loved them so much on Saturday, I went back on Sunday to have them again! Then they never appeared on the menu again, so I decided to make my own accompanied by blood orange chia jam and citrus whipped ricotta!

To make this recipe, start by preparing blood orange chia jam and citrus whipped ricotta. It sounds like a lot of work to make your own jam, but it’s very easy really! To make the delicious quinoa coconut pancakes, simply place milk, egg, vanilla and cooked quinoa in a food processor and blend until incorporated. Add dry ingredients and bring together to a batter. Stir in coconut and cook on a hot skillet.

To make this Coconut Quinoa Pancakes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Coconut Quinoa Pancakes

Steps to make Coconut Quinoa Pancakes


Make blood orange chia jam


Place 3-4 chopped blood oranges and their juices in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of rose water and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent lumps forming. The jam can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for up to 5 days.


Make citrus whipped ricotta


Add ¾ of a cup of whole milk ricotta, 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a food processor or use a hand blender. Blend until completely smooth. Mix in the blood orange or grapefruit zest. Whip ⅓ cup of heavy whipping cream in a bowl until stiff peaks start to form. Fold the ricotta mixture into the whipped cream and season with a pinch of sea salt. Refrigerate for up to 1 day.


Blend pancake batter


Place 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and ½ a cup of cooked quinoa
into a food processor. Blend until the egg is beaten and the quinoa is incorporated.


Add remaining ingredients


Add 1½ cups of whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt and half of the shredded coconut. Blend the pancake batter until it is just combined. Do not overmix. It is OK if your batter is slightly lumpy.


Set aside


Stir in the remaining coconut and set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.


Cook batter


Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil or cooking spray to the skillet and wait for it to melt. Ladle ⅓ cup of batter onto the skillet and spread it out to make a circle. Once bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, flip it gently using a spatula. Cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. It should make 12 pancakes.



Divide the pancakes between plates and top with the blood orange chia jam and spoonfuls of the citrus whipped ricotta.

These easy Coconut Quinoa Pancakes are a delicious and unique way to start your day. Try them out for brunch soon and come back to leave your thoughts below.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Sailor Mahaffie

I made these for breakfast for my family and they were all in awe, had to share the recipe with them after that and took me about 10 minute trying to explain to them how i made the jam,LOL!

Zaylee Faltisco

Kids love these pancakes with some nothern maple syrup, if you have kids and want to impress them, make these, they'll thank you forever.

Caylee Schupp

These are my bad habit! I totally have an addicition to these quinoa coconut pancakes, they are the best dessert I've ever created in my entire life

Taraji Benin

The jam isn't easy to make at all but I managed to get it done, just wish there was a faster way than doing all the steps :(

Maren Lepre

I had a hard time preparing the jam, mine just couldn't come out right but the pancakes were good.

Jazlynn Mhoon

So I tried these and made them with stuffed french toast, was brilliant!! Try some stuffed toast too if you like making breakfast.

Janice Matherly

Fell in love at first bite and I don't mean with my husband,with the pancakes!!

Janiya Mettert

Great recipe, going to make again, thanks.

India Durecki

So happy I tried these out, never going to judge vegans again, this is perfection on a plate!

Maryjane Jedziniak

My absolute favorite, I love these with some maple syrup or honey, the best dessert for breakfast.

Delia Purpera

I can't believe I never thought to make these before, a delicious!!!

Mika Ofori

Most brilliant quinoa pancake recipe I've ever had in my entire life, really good with some fruits, I put blueberries in mine.

Anneliese Feigelson

The most heavenly pancakes on this planet!! I love these sweet coconut pancakes more than the plain old bland ones, If you're looking for something new to spice up your breakfast,these are the way to go.

Linnea Lavoy

Addicted to this sweetness! I'm amazed with how simple it was for me to make all of this INCLUDING the jam! Very easy steps to follow, thanks a lot.

Amora Porowski

Will be sticking to this recipe instead of the pancake mix from out of the box, it takes a while to make them but anything vegan and this delicious is worth it.

Vivianna Policicchio

Yummy, can't believe these are actually vegan, save the animals, eat these pancakes instead they are amazing.

Azariah Oberg

Anyone have any recommendations on what else I could add to the side of the pancakes? I have a big family but none of them like eggs.

Eisley Bismark

I had something similar at a breakfast diner but never knew that it was possible to make it myself until I found this site, really happy with everything on here!

Madalynn Dreesen

My mom had these for breakfast and was sure that I had perfected the quinoa pancakes, so sure in fact that she wants me to open up a bed and breakfast, hah.

Maryam Tennesen

Bookemarked the page and intend on coming back to this recipe once I finish up trying the pumpkin pancakes.


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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