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quinoa flour banana pancakes stacked

Gluten Free, Protein-Packed Quinoa Flour Banana Pancakes

Delicious gluten free quinoa flour pancakes made with wholesome ingredients like quinoa flour, banana and greek yogurt. These are so fluffy! 

Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Pancakes
Keyword quinoa flour pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 201 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (vanilla is fine)
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more if necessary
  • Optional: blueberries or chocolate chips


  1. In large bowl whisk together quinoa flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside. 
  2. In a separate medium bowl beat banana, greek yogurt, eggs, honey, vanilla and almond extract and almond milk until smooth and well combined. 
  3. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and mix together. The batter will be very thick; consistency will vary based on which yogurt you used. Note: If you find that it is WAY too thick (almost paste like), you can add in a tablespoon or two more milk until it is smooth, but still thick.
  4. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter or cooking spray and place over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet. Add toppings of choice. You may need to use a spoon to spread out the batter just a tiny bit, as pancake batter will be thick and you'll want them to cook thoroughly. It's very important to cook until bubbles appear on top and the edges are well cooked; this is thick batter so you want to ensure even cooking. 
  5. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more melted butter or cooking spray and remaining batter. You may need to reduce heat to medium low. Makes 8 pancakes total. Serves: 4 people, 2 pancakes each.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to sub a flavored greek yogurt for the plain. You can also use whole fat or 2% yogurt.

This recipe is really great with a few tablespoons of almond or peanut butter stirred into the batter.

Go ahead and get adventurous and try throwing in a few blueberries, chocolate chips or even granola for more flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free, Protein-Packed Quinoa Flour Banana Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.9g4%
Carbohydrates 31.8g11%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 9.5g11%
Protein 10.2g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.