Vegan Coconut and Quinoa Pancakes 

 April 11, 2017

By  Nurse Kristin

These are currently my favorite pancakes. This recipe is inspired from Coconut and Quinoa pancakes I had while at a treat at Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union WA. Not only do they contain 2 of my favorite ingredients, coconut and quinoa, but these pancakes are also gluten-free, dairy-free and oil-free.

These pancakes are delicious when topped with fresh berries or sliced bananas, nectarines or peaches. I like to use whatever is in season.

This recipe is going to become one of your favorite go-to’s. You will need to soak the quinoa overnight but come morning, you will realize that these are the easiest pancakes to make. These pancakes have great texture and packed full of flavor. Enjoy.

This recipe makes 8 small pancakes:

Vegan Coconut & Quinoa Pancakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Wash and soak overnight in 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup Regular rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of 1 large lemon


  • Wash and soak quinoa overnight for 12-24 hours.
  • In the morning, drain and rinse quinoa, and add it to your blender.  Add oats, 1/2 cup coconut, milk, banana, vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Blend on high for about 40 seconds, until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • Add remaining coconut and lemon zest and stir to combine.
  • Pre-heat your griddle or frying pan. Be sure to test the temperature this way: Get your fingers wet with water and flick the water onto the griddle. Get your fingers wet with water and flick the water on to the griddle.  The water should dance and sizzle gently. If the water evaporates immediately, the griddle is too hot. If the water sits there steaming, the griddle is too cold.
  • Pour a little batter onto the griddle for each pancake.  Cook until the surface is covered with little bubbles and bottom is golden and beginning to brown (2-3 minutes), and then flip.
  • Serve with berries, fruit, or maple syrup.  Enjoy!

Nurse Kristin

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