Today we will show you how to make quinoa flatbread at home, from scratch. After more than four hours of testing, we found a cheap, easy and quick way of getting a fluffy dough, without using quinoa flour. Now you can make delicious vegan and gluten-free flatbreads without worries and guesswork.
Quinoa flour is not always easy to find and quite tricky to make. If you don't have a seed or coffee grinder machine, you have to grind the seeds by hand because a blender won't do the trick - we did it with a mortar and pestle, and it took us almost an hour. We knew most of you wouldn't put up with this, so we tested a batter made using rinsed and cooked quinoa. This final test yielded better results and made the whole process faster and easier.
Other recipes out there bypass the cooking process. We tried it both ways and noticed that cooking quinoa first yielded softer and fluffier bread.
So why go through all this and not just make traditional flatbread? There are two good reasons to prepare this recipe using quinoa instead of conventional flour:
Quinoa is a superfood - abundant in proteins, fibres, minerals and antioxidants. It is among the few plant-based foods to provide complete proteins - a most impressive trait - making it an essential addition to vegan diets. We talk more about this here.
Quinoa is gluten-free, so people sensitive to gluten can now enjoy flatbread topped with their favourite foods.
Moreover, quinoa is incredibly tasty. All this results in nourishing vegan and gluten-free flatbreads to be enjoyed on their own or topped with other wholesome ingredients. A single serving has 200 calories and gives you 5 grams of fibres and only 9% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for carbs.
What will you do with your steaming soft quinoa flatbreads? Stuff them, crisp them, or top them; the choice is yours!