Herbed Quinoa Flatbread 2


quinoa flatbread

This recipe from blogger Sondi Bruner got such rave reviews I couldn’t wait to try it, especially with it’s apparent versatility as a gluten free bread substitute!

mixing gluten free quinoa flat bread

From one of the few plant sources considered a complete protein, quinoa packs a serious nutritional punch and is naturally gluten free. It’s also a very strong taste on its own and readily absorbs flavours that are added, helping to temper its boldness. Another example of this is savoury quinoa pie crust which is incredible used as a base for quiche!

quinoa flatbread ready for the oven

Using a glass pie plate for the recipe I mistakenly removed it from the oven before the bottom had browned enough – and as we all know, browning and caramelization equal flavour. I fixed this lapse in judgement by doing a quick reheat of wedges in a small non-stick skillet. The bonus was I then had warm flatbread, to use in whatever fancy struck me!

wedges of quinoa flatbread

It’s occurred to me that the warmed wedges with a topping of any melting cheese would make a great appetizer or snack!

quinoa flatbread with vegetables, fried egg and avocado

A favourite use so far: as a base for an open-faced breakfast (or lunch!) sandwich with sautéed onions & peppers, fried egg and avocado. What a great way to boost your vegetable intake!

Herbed Quinoa Flatbread
Naturally gluten free, quinoa brings a nutritional punch to this versatile and quick to put together flatbread.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup dry quinoa
  2. 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  4. 1 TBSP chopped fresh dill
  5. 1 cup water
  6. ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and spray or grease a 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Using a small coffee grinder or spice grinder, grind the quinoa into a fine flour; you should end up with about a cup. (If you use quinoa flour, you may need to add a little more water.)
  3. Place the quinoa flour into a medium size bowl, and the remaining ingredients and whisk to bring it together. (Add an extra tablespoon or so of water if the mixture seems dry.)
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared 9-inch baking pan bake for about 20 minutes, until the top of the bread is golden. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into wedges and serve.
Notes
  1. *To reheat: crisp up wedges in a small non-stick skillet!
  2. *Do experiment with other herbs, especially if you're not a fan of dill.
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2 thoughts on “Herbed Quinoa Flatbread

  • Fran Gaudet

    This also sounds delicious…. I will have to try it as well. Your photos always make it look more delicious!

    • joanne Post author

      Hi Fran, Thanks for taking the time to post and for the very kind words – comments like this really make my day!

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