We’ve had a number of quinoa lovers ask us how to use quinoa flour recently, so here are a few tips and tricks for using it in your favourite cooking and baking recipes. Quinoa flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, has a slightly nutty flavour and is perfect for making sweet or savoury dishes. Quinoa flour is a complete protein containing zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin B, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and manganese. Celiacs or anyone following a gluten-free diet, vegans, vegetarians and anyone interested in adding more nutrients to their cooking can eat quinoa flour.
Quinoa Flour Tips & Tricks
Quinoa flour can be substituted for half the wheat flour in many recipes or replaced entirely in your favourite dishes and desserts. Because of it’s nutritional benefits it’s a great alternative for baking or pan-fried dishes making these treats more nutritious.
When using quinoa flour as a replacement, remember, it isn’t substituted cup for cup with other flours. Every recipe is different and in some cases you may have to reduce cooking time and temperature.
For baking needs, when quinoa flour is combined with a binding flour like tapioca or rice flour, it’s a perfect option for many types of cakes and pastries., but be sure to use the recommended measurements to keep the ingredients together.
In some cases, quinoa flour needs to be used with another gluten-free flour or a binder like eggs or chia. You will also want to keep an eye on the moisture level. You may need to add more or less milk, water or other liquid depending on your desired consistency.
It may take a bit of time and experimenting but you’ll find the perfect way to incorporate quinoa flour and its amazing health benefits into your cooking. The added nutrients and protein make it worth adding to your diet.
Quinoa Recipes Worth Trying
We know it's not always easy finding new recipes to try, so we've compiled some of our favourites on our Pinterest page. We’ve included recipes for desserts, main dishes, sides and breakfast to get you started or keep you going with quinoa flour. If you find a recipe you love, share it with us so we can share it with others.