Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Of all the things we learn in life, learning to fail is probably the most important lesson to be learnt ever. It’s easier said than done, but it is imperative to know how to fail. Failure can make or break a person depending on how it is perceived.

I failed several times and still continue to fail at a zillion mundane things. Every single time I moved on trying to figure out why I failed and ended up with something better. Despite ending up in a better place I still go through the same catastrophic emotions of sadness and grief that I so fondly associate with failure.

The little guy comes in to picture and changes everything as always. He quotes Mr. Edison " I have not failed, I just found 10, 000 ways that won't work".  He constantly points out how people who never make mistakes or fail don't really learn anything. I hope and pray this wisdom stays with him forever. 

On that sweet note we made these delicious chocolate chip pancakes with Quinoa flour and chickpea/Garbanzo bean flour. These pancakes are gluten free and a  perfect example of how chocolate can be turned in to something healthy and nutritious. 

1/2 cup Quinoa flour and 1/4 cup of walnuts.

I used red Quinoa. Roast the Quinoa and walnuts for about 5 - 7 minutes on low heat. Once it cools down blend them in a food processor.

1/4 cup chickpea flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/4 cup of sugar

1 tsp of cardamom

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

Mix in the dry ingredients - Quinoa/walnut flour, chickpea flour, baking powder, sugar and cardamom together in a bowl.

Add the egg and milk.

Mix the ingredients together, if its too thick add more milk.

Finally stir in the chocolate chips.

Heat a pan with a tsp of olive oil and make the pancakes.

Serve them hot.

The chocolate chips melt and get all gooey inside the pancakes and the Quinoa/walnuts add in a nutty flavor and the chickpea flour brings in the creaminess, making these irresistible.

 Linked to nandooskitchen and priyaeasyntastyrecipes. at the healthy-diet-healthy-breakfast. event.