Quinoa Chia Bread
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Gluten Free Red Quinoa and Chia Bread

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and egg fee bread to tantalize your senses!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free bread, quinoa bread, vegan bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 186kcal
Author Olya

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa (soaked and fully rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup chia seed + 2/3 cup water for soaking (to be discarded after soaking)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

Instructions

  • Soak quinoa in cold water (about 3 cups) for at least 8 hours or overnight. Rinse soaked quinoa well and drain well using a strainer. Set aside
  • Soak chia seed in 2/3 cup water until gel like - this can be done half an hour ahead.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper on all sides and the base.
  • Place the drained quinoa into a food processor.
  • Add gelled chia seeds (after soaking them), 1/4 cup of water, olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, ginger, cumin, ancho chili pepper, coriander.
  • Mix in a food processor for 3 minutes (pause after each minute in order not to overheat the processor). The bread mix should resemble a batter consistency with some whole quinoa still left in the mix.
  • Spoon into a lined loaf can.
  • Bake for 50 minutes until firm to touch and bounces back when pressed with your fingers.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes. Then remove from the loaf pan and cool completely on a rack. The bread should be slightly moist in the middle and crisp on the outside. Cool completely before eating.
  • Serve delicate slices only when cold with a serrated knife. 

Notes

TO FREEZE: Slice the bread and arrange slices on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet into your freezer for at least 2 hours. Once the slices are frozen, store in a freezer bag. Squeeze as much air out of the freezer bag as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg