Follow my instructions below for instructions on how to make quinoa flour for yourself. It is surprisingly easy and saves a lot of money.
How do you take the bitterness out of quinoa flour?
If you've cooked with quinoa flour before, you know a few things about it. It's the best gluten-free flour I've been able to find. Why? It is packed with nutrition, is high in protein, and in baking, it can often be used as an equal substitution to gluten-full flour. However, it has a few drawbacks. It's expensive and it can have a bitter taste in some baked goods.
Nowadays, many manufacturers rinse their quinoa up to three times so you may not have a problem digesting it or notice a bitter taste. But if you do, I have a solution to both problems. Buy your grain for cheap from somewhere like Costco then make your own flour using the following instructions.
Can you grind quinoa into flour?
Absolutely, the recipe right below tells you exactly how to do that.
How long is quinoa flour good for?
When stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container it will keep for up to 6 months. If you freeze it, it will keep for up to 1 year.
This is a great way to take the bitter taste out of quinoa flour . 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 them 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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