I was inspired by a 12 month old patient of mine with FPIES. He has only a handful of ingredients that are safe and mom said he is interested in finger foods. I wanted him to have a pancake. Usually a pancake involves wheat, eggs and dairy, all foods he cannot have. This recipe is all quinoa and will hopefully make a great finger food. Also a food that the whole family can enjoy.
1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/2 -1cup cup quinoa milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 Tbs lemon or lime juice
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbs maple syrup (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a blender. Start with 1/2 cup quinoa milk (or other safe alternative milk) and blend until the right pancake batter consistency. I made my own quinoa flour and quinoa milk so I needed close to 1 cup of quinoa milk. Store bought quinoa flour may be a bit finer and therefore you may not need a whole cup of quinoa milk.
Pour batter onto a hot non-stick griddle. I sprayed my pan with olive oil spray to avoid any sticking pancakes. Be creative with your shapes, kids love a heart or a letter!
Watch the quinoa pancakes closely. It will be about 2 minutes per side. Enjoy with safe toppings, maybe maple syrup, maybe powdered sugar or maybe berries!