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Monday, September 14, 2015

How to make your own Quinoa flour at home?? | Quinoa Flour from Scratch

Quinoa is a protein packed healthy seed that can be added or replaced to any other flours with a few twists and tweaks.Though I had been using this seed for quite sometime now,but hadn't given this flour a try.Making it from scratch is very simple and can be made quickly unlike many other flours.Use a coffee grinder or an indain type heavy duty mixer to grind the seeds very fine.I have a few recipes in line that I tried with quinoa flour and had been a hit at home.The upcoming post is one similar one too.Quinoa has a natural bitter coating of saponin which dissolves when quinoa is rinsed.Quinoa flour can be easily added to many recipes like muffins,cakes,pancakes,crepes and much more.If you love this post,do try and make your own batch !!



Preparation time~20 minutes
Grinding time~10 minutes
Serves ~ 1 1/4 cup for 1 cup quinoa seeds
Ingredients
quinoa,uncooked 1 cup


Method
  • Wash and rinse the quinoa by placing it in a fine mesh(so that the seeds don't flow out) to remove the saponin if any left out.
  • Shake of any excess water from the seeds or spread on layers of paper towel to absorb water from the rinsed seeds.
  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and spread the rinsed quinoa on a rimmed baking sheet.Place in oven and toast for 12-15 mins and mixing,re spreading half way so that its toasted evenly.The seeds may turn slightly golden and fragrant.

  • Remove from oven,slightly cool and grind in  a coffee grinder or heavy duty mixer until smooth.(I sieved the mixture to get fine flour too.)
  • Store in air tight containers until use upto 6 months or freeze for a year.
NOTES
* You can toast the seeds in a skillet too instead of oven by frequently stirring until the seeds starts to pop.


4 comments:

Nish Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant! Can't wait to try it! Bookmarked!

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for this, I will try it; quinoa is so versatile 😊

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

I never played with quinoa..... This is an informative post.... Now I feel I must try it :)...Well illustrated... :)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds so good...to make quinoa flour at home.... good one