Here’s a funny story. I took these pictures the first week of December … Twenty-Thirteen. Opps. I had essentially forgotten about them, until I was making qunioa flour a few weeks back and thought “did I ever write that blog post?!”
So…here you go. Quiona Flour. And year-old-pictures.
What is Quinoa flour used for? It is an awesome gluten free baking substitute. And, being high in protein, iron and fiber – it makes anything you’re cooking much healthier.
Quinoa flour may take a few more steps than other nut or rice flours – but the result of the extra steps is totally worth it. Toasting the quinoa removes the bitter flavor, and makes much more enjoyable baked items 🙂
Step 1 – Measure out 2 cups of Qunioa and put it in a pan on the stove.Step 2 – Toast over medium heat until it begins to brown. Stir frequently. It will also begin to “pop” like popcorn.
Step 3 – Let the qunioa cool to room temperature. Step 4 – Blend the quinoa until it is completely smooth.
Below are some printable directions. Need to know where to buy Quinoa? We can find it at the regular grocery store, or at Costco! Here is a list of other things we buy at Costco!
- 2 cups of uncooked quinoa
- Place 2 cups of uncooked quinoa in a pan on the stove
- Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it starts to brown and "pop" like popcorn
- Remove from heat and put in a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature
- Pour into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth
- If you are not going to use the flour within a few days, store in the fridge for longevity.
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