How to Make Quinoa Flour
Gluten-free baking requires a little bit of creativity, and a lot of substitutions. Sometimes, those can be pretty pricey! A better option is to buy dry ingredients in bulk and then use them to make your own flours and flour mixtures. Simply take your grain (quinoa, oats, brown rice, etc.) and blend for 2 minutes or so in a high-speed food processor. This should give you a nice, granular flour. For even better quinoa flour, try these simple instructions.
1. Measure out 2 cups of quinoa.
2. Toast the quinoa in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Quinoa will make a light popping sound when the toasting begins. You want this sound for about a minute or two.
4. Let quinoa cool.
5. Add to a food processor and blend on high until you get a fine flour.
6. 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.