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How to Make Quinoa Flour

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Quinoa is everywhere. It’s on millions of blogs, on restaurant menus and even on airplane menus (I swear!). And for good reason. Quinoa is an incredible superfood that is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Most people use quinoa as a substitute for rice. It goes well with stir-frys, casseroles, salads and even for breakfast. But what some people don’t know, is that quinoa also comes in flour form!

Just like other gluten-free or whole grain flours, quinoa can be turned into a very fine flour, which is amazing in baking – not only because it’s easy to work with, but also because you get all the nutrients you normally do with the whole seed.

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Here’s the thing, quinoa flour is expensive. At some health food stores, a bag of quinoa flour can cost you upwards of $13 – $15! And sure, it’s super healthy and a great way to add some protein to our sweet treats, that isn’t sustainable for everyone.

But I’m going to let you in on a little secret: you can make quinoa flour at home!

How to Make Quinoa Flour

Start with the whole raw seed (anywhere from 1/4 – 1 cup).

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Now, the next two stages are optional, but I think lend a really nice flavor to the flour.

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Add the raw quinoa to a dry skillet and toast the quinoa until it begins to brown and pop. It will have a distinctly nutty smell. Be careful here as quinoa can burn quite quickly, so keep a close eye on it.

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Once toasted, transfer the quinoa to either a spice grinder (like I have here) or a high-powered blender. Blend/grind the quinoa on high for 1 minute until it’s a fine powder.

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and add the quinoa mixture.

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

Sift until only large chunks remain. (p.s. don’t throw this out – it makes and excellent warm cereal when mixed with some water or plant-based milk)

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

If the quinoa was toasted, allow the flour to cool completely before storing. If not, transfer it to a sealed container and store until you’re ready to use it!

How to Make Quinoa Flour. Learn how to make quinoa flour in your very own home - in just 5 simple steps! Save yourself from paying $15 for a small bag! www.superhealthykids.com

See how easy that was? Making your own quinoa flour is a cinch and will end up saving you loads of money.

Now…here’s a little quinoa flour inspiration for you! Check out some of our favorite quinoa flour recipes:

Garlic + Rosemary Quinoa Flour Crackers PLUS how to make quinoa flour at home! 5-ingredient Sweet Potato Fritters using quinoa flour! Plus how to make quinoa flour at home!
Garlic + Rosemary Quinoa Crackers 5-ingredient Sweet Potato Fritters
Breakfast Berry Cobbler with Oats + Quinoa. Plus an easy tutorial for making quinoa flour at home! Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes + tips for how to make quinoa flour at home!
Breakfast Berry Cobbler Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes

How to Make Quinoa Flour

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup – quinoa, uncooked
Directions
  1. Start with the whole raw seed (anywhere from 1/4 - 1 cup).
  2. (optional) Add the raw quinoa to a dry skillet and toast the quinoa until it begins to brown and pop. It will have a distinctly nutty smell. Be careful here as quinoa can burn quite quickly, so keep a close eye on it.
  3. Once toasted, transfer the quinoa to either a spice grinder, or a high-powered blender. Blend/grind the quinoa on high for 1 minute until it's a fine powder.
  4. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and add the quinoa mixture. Sift until only large chunks remain.
  5. If the quinoa was toasted, allow the flour to cool completely before storing. If not, transfer it to a sealed container and store until you're ready to use it!

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