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quinoa flour recipes

How to Make Quinoa Flour With No Bitter Taste

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 7 Minute
  • Yield: 2.5 Cups 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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.




Optional first step

  1. 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.
  2. Then I dry it in my Excalibur Food Dehydrator * for about half a day or so.

Option 1 - Rinse Quinoa Grain Then Blend

  1. Measure out the quinoa and put in a mesh strainer. Rinse with running water, sifting with your fingers, until the water is clear.
  2. 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

  1.  Measure out 2 cups of quinoa.
  2. Toast the quinoa in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. It will make a light popping sound when the toasting begins. You want this sound for about a minute or two.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. 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

  1. Preheat oven to 215 degrees.
  2. Line two large, rimmed cookie sheets/jelly roll pans with a piece of parchment or Silpat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Keywords: Quick, Fun, Easy