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How to Make Quinoa Flour with NO Bitter Taste

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This is a great way to take the bitter taste out of quinoa flour *. Trust me. It’s worth the effort.

Ingredients

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Instructions

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!

Notes

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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