Quinoa Flour Recipes Index
The following is an index of the quinoa flour recipes on my blog. Quinoa flour is a great way to go if you need to eat gluten-free because it is naturally gluten-free, easy to work with and very healthy.
You can also make your own flour following this easy how-to tutorial on my blog.
That's why it is so nutritious and has a light, nutty flavor. I personally love the taste of it and so do my children. It also comes in several forms, including whole grain, flour,and flakes, and several different colors, like (which is my personal favorite of all time).
Is Quinoa flour healthy?
It is high in protein, contains all nine essential amino acids and it is actually one of the few plant foods that do.
It is also high in fiber, iron, magnesium, B-vitamins, calcium, vitamin E and phosphorus, and antioxidants and it has many health benefits. It is very nutritious, it contains quercetin and kaempferol. It is very high in fiber, it is gluten-free, and high in protein.
It is low on the glycemic index which is wonderful for diabetics and people with hypoglycemia. It's also high in iron and magnesium. Baking with quinoa flour can be easy and delicious is considered a grass/seed, not a grain but is technically a chenopod, like beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds.
Can I use quinoa flour instead of all-purpose flour?
Sometimes you can substitute quinoa flour for half of the regular all-purpose flour and in some recipes like cookies and cakes you can completely replace it with quinoa flour. BUT my suggestion is to find and use a tried and tested recipe. Otherwise, you might waste a lot of time and money experimenting.
What can quinoa flour be used for?
It is best when used for making baked goods like bread, muffins, pancakes, pie, and pizza crusts. You can also use it to thicken soups and sauces. BUT it is combined with other flours in most recipes. So again I suggest using a recipe like the ones below instead of experimenting.