Quinoa Flour Recipes Index - Plus How to Make Quinoa Flour (2024)

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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.

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Quinoa * is technically a seed and is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a good choice if you are allergic to grains or are trying not to eat them to balance your blood sugar.

It 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).

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  • 60 minutes

This is one of my favorite ones to use up lots of huge zucchini from our garden in the summer. I came up with a simple topping for this recipe - all you do is sprinkle nuts, brown sugar, and chocolate chips over the top. It's not only super easy but it tastes delicious and the nuts complement the flavor of the quinoa *.

  • The Best Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

    1 hour

I can't believe how moist and easy this cake is - and so much healthier than regular cinnamon rolls. It has three parts - the cake, the cinnamon swirl, and the powdered sugar topping. Sound familiar?

  • Pumpkin Quinoa Flour Pancakes Recipe

    16 minutes

These are perfect to end in the fall for a healthy breakfast. They have a dense but light texture and are very filling. Some of the dry ingredients are quinoa flour *, spices, baking soda, and baking powder. The wet ingredients include pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, molasses, maple syrup *, and eggs.

  • 40 minutes

Can you tell I like quinoa flour * with pumpkin? They just go together really well because the pumpkin and falls spices hide any weird taste from the flour - plus the combo is really good for you!

  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips Recipe

    30 minutes

These are delicious to make, although I must admit I often leave off the frosting, especially when serving them to my children. Just because I don't have all the time in the world and especially because the frosting can be messy. It's so good though . . .



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How to Make Quinoa Flour With No Bitter Taste

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  • 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
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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 agood 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. Itwill 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.

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Is Quinoa flour healthy?

It is high in protein, contains all nine essential amino acids and it is actually one of the few plant foods that do.
It is also high in fiber, iron, magnesium, B-vitamins, calcium, vitamin E and phosphorus, and antioxidants and it has many health benefits. It is very nutritious, it contains quercetin and kaempferol. It is very high in fiber, it is gluten-free, and high in protein.
It is low on the glycemic index which is wonderful for diabetics and people with hypoglycemia. It's also high in iron and magnesium. Baking with quinoa flour can be easy and delicious is considered a grass/seed, not a grain but is technically a chenopod, like beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds.

Can I use quinoa flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Sometimes you can substitute quinoa flour for half of the regular all-purpose flour and in some recipes like cookies and cakes you can completely replace it with quinoa flour. But my suggestion is to find and use a tried and tested recipe. Otherwise, you might waste a lot of time and money experimenting.

What can quinoa flour be used for?

It is best when used for making baked goods like bread, muffins, pancakes, pie, and pizza crusts. You can also use it to thicken soups and sauces. But it is combined with other flours in most recipes. So again, I suggest using a recipe like the ones below instead of experimenting.

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.

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