There’s nothing like a hot cup of chai and a stack of healthy gluten-free pancakes on a self care Sunday. Now, imagine combining them…

This recipe is tridoshic, meaning it can be enjoyed by all three Doshas. To make something tridoshic, you take out anything that will imbalance either of the three Doshas — which means no raw for Vatas, spiciness for Pittas, and dairy for Kaphas.

These pancakes are free of wheat, sugar, or eggs, are warming yet light, and are best enjoyed with a morning vinyasa flow and turmeric face mask.


1 cup Quinoa Flour

1 cup Plant Milk (unsweetened)

1 tablespoon Sunflower Seed or Almond Butter

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Chai Spice Blend (1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon Cardamom, ¼ teaspoon Ginger, pinch of Clove OR 1½ teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice)

2 tablespoons Monk Fruit or Maple Syrup

1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice

½ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 teaspoon Coconut Oil (to cook)

For Toppings:

Coconut Yogurt

Sliced Walnuts

Goji Berries

Pomegranate Seeds


1 | In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the coconut oil) in a blender and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

2 | On medium, heat a ½ teaspoon of coconut oil on a skillet.

3 | Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into the skillet and press into a pancake shape. Cook for 2 minutes per side, or until the bottom is firm and bubbles begin to appear on the surface.

4 | Using a metal spatula and fork, flip the pancake and cook for 1-2 minutes, taking care not to let it burn. Continue making pancakes until all the batter is used.

5 | Serve topped with a scoop of coconut yogurt, sliced walnuts, goji berries, pomegranate seeds, a drizzle of monk fruit maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

*Makes 4 pancakes.

Sahara Rose is the bestselling author of the Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda and has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and host of the #1 spirituality podcast on iTunes, Highest Self Podcast. Discover your mind-body type with her interactive quiz on and connect with her on social media at @IAmSaharaRose.

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