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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