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 the recipe a little farther down in this post.
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, puffed quinoa and flakes, and several different colors, like red quinoa (which is my personal favorite of all time).
This is a great way to take the bitter taste out of quinoa flour. It is surprisingly easy and saves a lot of money. Trust me. It's worth the effort.
- 2 cups quinoa
Optional first step
- Sprout your quinoa, dehydrate it then blend it. I sprout it by following the directions for my sprouter . It takes about two days before little sprouts appear.
- Then I dry it in my Excalibur Food Dehydrator for about half a day or so.
Option 1 - Rinse Quinoa Grain Then Blend
- Measure out the quinoa and put in a mesh strainer. Rinse with running water, sifting with your fingers, until the water is clear.
- Let it dry then blend in a dry jar of a good blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtec and blend on high until you get a fine flour.
Option 2 - Toast Quinoa Grain Then Blend
- Measure out 2 cups of quinoa.
- Toast the quinoa in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- It will make a light popping sound when the toasting begins. You want this sound for about a minute or two.
- Let it cool.
- Add to a dry jar of a good blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtec, and blend on high until you get a fine flour.
Option 3 - Toast Flour to Get Out the Bitter Taste
- Preheat oven to 215 degrees.
- Line two large, rimmed cookie sheets/jelly roll pans with a piece of parchment or Silpat.
- Take a 1 pound bag of flour and pour roughly ½ pound on each of your sheets. Spread out the flour on both sheets so that it is no more than ¼- ½ inch thick.
- Cook for 2 ½- 3 hrs. It makes your kitchen smell bitter for a while but it goes away over time. It's done when you can no longer smell the bitter flavor.
- Remove the flour from the oven and store it in a container or bag. It’s recommended to store the flour in the fridge or freezer to keep it fresh for a long time!
This can’t be used as a 1:1 flour substitute, but makes a great addition to flour mixes or in addition to other flour substitutes.
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