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Coffee Quinoa Pancakes with Carrot Frosting

Coffee Quinoa Pancakes with Carrot Frosting are moist, fluffy and a satisfying morning meal. Rich in protein and other nutrients these pancakes are bursting with flavors. They are so perfect for Easter mornings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, glutenfree, vegan
Keyword carrot frosting, coffee pancakes, quinoa pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 357kcal
Author Gunjan


For the pancakes

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder (dissolved in 2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (tetra pack)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

For the frosting

  • 1/4 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (tetra pack)


  • Dissolve coffee powder in 2 tbsp. water and keep it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients ( quinoa flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt).
  • In another bowl combine mashed banana, dissolved coffee, vanilla extract, coconut milk and maple syrup. 
  • Now, add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whip it well. Let it stand for a minute.
  • In the meanwhile, pour boiling water on cashew nuts and let sit for few minutes.
  • Warm a griddle/pan. Grease it with oil and pour about 2 tbsp. of the pancake batter on it. Shape it round and cook at low flame until bubbles form. Flip it over to the other side and cook for a minute or until done. (Do not overcook or else it will taste bitter)
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.
  • While the pancakes are cooking, drain the cashew nuts.
  • In a blender combine all the ingredients of frosting including the drained cashew nuts. Blend smooth until creamy. Keep it aside.
  • Stack the pancakes in a serving plate and cover them with the frosting. Enjoy!!!


  • This recipe makes 6 pancakes and the serving is 2 pancakes per person.
  • Quinoa flour has its own strong flavor. When it is mixed with coffee these pancake may have a strong and prominent flavor of the ingredients. These pancakes many not taste very smooth for many depending on the preference of taste. 


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2965IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.5mg