Centra Health System Director and Executive Chef Timothy Schoonmaker Demonstrates a Heart Healthy Recipe

By Mina Shin posted 23 days ago


WFXR News | April 13, 2021
Centra Health System Director and Executive Chef Timothy Schoonmaker, MBA, CEC, WCEC,  CCA, CDM, CFPP, MCFE, FMP demonstrates a heart healthy quinoa banana pancake recipe. This recipe is gluten-free, protein rich, and easy to make! Watch the 6-minute demonstration here.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 12 quinoa banana pancakes:

  • 1 cup of quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¾ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract (if desired)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • Blueberries, chocolate chips, or other fruit, if desired

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Then, in a separate bowl, combine banana, yogurt, eggs, honey, vanilla, almond extract, and milk until smooth (or combined).
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking them well, until combined. If the batter is too thick, you can add more of the almond milk.
Preheat your griddle to 325 degrees and either spray with nonstick coating or use coconut (or olive) oil. Then, scoop small amounts of batter onto the skillet and cook.
Once bubbles appear on one side, the pancakes are ready to flip. The total process should take about two to three minutes per side.