There’s no denying it: From doughnuts to muffins, and breads to waffles, quinoa flour is becoming a popular pantry staple—and quinoa flour pancakes an almost mainstream menu item. Chef Mike Price of Manhattan’s farm-to-table West Village restaurant Market Table strived to create a healthier pancake recipe than the traditional American diner staple. Price decided to cut down on the amount of all-purpose flour by adding quinoa flour to lighten the stack. The coconut pancakes are topped with strawberries, pistachios, and real maple syrup spiked with a little dark rum. Be sure not to overmix the pancake batter, because it’ll make the end result tough and chewy. 

Market Table’s Coconut & Quinoa Pancakes

  • Yields: 12 pancakes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Place all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well.

  2. Place all wet ingredients except melted butter in a separate medium bowl and whisk well.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together with a rubber spatula. Do not over mix.

  4. Fold in melted butter until incorporated.

  5. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat.

  6. Pour batter into the pan, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake.