Gluten Free Sprouted Black Quinoa Bread | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

This is a nutrient rich, dense and moist quinoa bread that I found here. It has a nutty texture that comes from the sprouted black quinoa and makes the perfect sandwiches.
I can’t tell you how good it tastes and how easy this recipe is. The most important steps would be to soak your quinoa overnight until sprouty before starting the recipe and puree it with other ingredients in your food processor. Don't expect it would resemble the traditional bread because it's naturally gluten-free, it wouldn't rise high. Use white or red quinoa if you don't have the black variety and tapioca starch can be substituted with cornstarch.

  • 180 g Black quinoa
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 170 ml Almond milk
  • 40 g Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca starch
  • Sea salt
  • 100 g Almond meal
  • 2 g Baking soda
  • 15 g Baking powder
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly and place them in a pot or plastic container. Cover the quinoa with water and let soak overnight. Drain.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Grease or line a small loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Place the drained quinoa in a blender along with egg whites, almond milk, maple syrup, tapioca starch, and a good pinch of sea salt. Process until everything is well blended and pureed. You don't want any whole quinoa seeds left.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the almond meal, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour the pureed quinoa mixture into the dry one. Mix until just incorporated. The mixture will as runny as pancake batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Prash@YummilyYours 20/5/14 06:08

If only all the bread we ate were this healthy and yet this moist and beautiful looking! Superb recipe Angie!

Gourmet Getaways 20/5/14 07:09

I've seen and read about quinoa and realized just now there are countless ways to include this wonder grain in any dish imaginable. Your bread looks perfectly yummy and tasty!

Gourmet Getaways

Elzbieta Hester 20/5/14 08:00

What a fantastic loaf, Angie! I love all the things you put in it...and the crack on top.

ela / Gray Apron

Medeja 20/5/14 11:47

Delicious looking and I am sure great tasting bread! I would love a slice of such warm bread with some butter :)

Finla 20/5/14 11:56

When i have a bit time i will come back to this post to check how you sprouted quinoa love that idea.

Beth 20/5/14 12:09

It looks so flavourful - and thanks for the warning about it not rising. Nutrient-rich for sure!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 20/5/14 12:22

This bread looks dense and delicious. I would like slivers of smoked salmon and some cream cheese on mine please.

Bel | Ooh, Look... 20/5/14 13:37

I am really into this type of bread lately, so I want to try this quinoa version. It would go well with that capsicum pesto/spread.

Esther Lau 20/5/14 13:40

Angie, I always recommend my friends to visit your blog for healthy recipes :)
This bread is awesome and healthy, yummy!

Tammy 20/5/14 13:41

This looks like such a hearty loaf! I bet it makes an awesome sandwich :)


Kitchen Belleicious 20/5/14 13:56

i must look for some black quinoa as I have never seen it before. Adds such a nice dimension to the bread

Barbara 20/5/14 14:13

I just can't get into quinoa, Angie, but I've only tried it in salads. Your bread looks marvelous and I've never even heard of black quinoa! Wonder if I'd like quinoa better in bread?

Catherine 20/5/14 14:57

What a beautiful, healthy and delicious loaf of bread. Blessings, Catherine

prachi agarwal 20/5/14 15:12

healthy and soft bread . will try soon with veg version

kitchen flavours 20/5/14 15:56

Hi Angie,
I am not sure whether have I seen black quinoa before, only the regular ones! This looks amazing!

angela bartolomeo 20/5/14 16:01

Buonissimo!!! Spero di riuscire a tradurre bene la ricetta...:))))
L'aspetto è delizioso!!
A presto

Hema 20/5/14 17:14

I was just going to ask, whether I can replace black quinoa with white and then I read the line, lovely bread Angie, looks so delicious..

sophiesfoodiefiles 20/5/14 17:18

I like the look of this Gf sprouted quinia bread! It looks freaking delicious!

Yum yum yum! :)

CHANTAL BOGANDA 20/5/14 17:45

Hi Angie, what a wonderful bread! I really the idea of using quinoa!
Also I didn't know about black quinoa!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe!

Emma @ Fork and Good 20/5/14 17:58

Oh Angie! Another winner, this looks divine! I'm so hungry looking at this I could reach into the screen and grab a slice :)

Pam 20/5/14 18:07

I love quinoa... this bread looks hearty and delicious.

Ashley 20/5/14 18:12

I've been getting more on board with quinoa lately - but have yet to try baking with it. This looks great!

Pamela 20/5/14 20:15

Hi Angie! Came by to thank you for following my blog and I've found a real treasure! your recipes are just amazing, I like all I have seen. You'll sure see me around very often!

Gwen 20/5/14 20:45

I have to make this bread immediately! Another fantastic bread idea Angie.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 20/5/14 21:28

Loving how hearty and happy this bread looks!

lenia 20/5/14 22:17

What a healthy and beautiful loaf! Love it!

Liz Berg 20/5/14 23:03

Such a dark, dense loaf...just the way I like my bread!!!

tigerfish 20/5/14 23:03

If only I could bake.....

This bread is so healthy and nutritious. Perfect for breakfast like a king :)

Eri 21/5/14 01:27

I love the dramatic look of wholesomeness!!!

The Yum List 21/5/14 01:44

I beg you to please open a bakery near my home!

Gloria Baker 21/5/14 02:23

Love this black bread and look amazing ANgie love make bread!

Cheri Savory Spoon 21/5/14 02:33

Hi Anglea, somehow I missed this post until now, I absolutely love quinoa and this looks wonderful. What a great baker you are!!!

Jeannie Tay 21/5/14 02:44

Looks really good, I would love to try this...all your gluten free bread looks amazingly tasty!

Monica 21/5/14 03:25

Quinoa bread! First I've heard of this...sounds delicious. I'm a big fan of quinoa.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 21/5/14 04:06

So now i know what sprouted quinoa is! This looks good, Angie. Can you use regular quinoa, too?

mjskit 21/5/14 05:14

I've seen a couple sprouted breads recently and am dying to make one of them. Yours is an attractive possibility. Love the idea of sprouting quinoa - so healthy, great texture and I'm sure it's quite delicious!

noobcook 21/5/14 05:37

your home-made bread always look so gourmet and wholesome :)

Christy 21/5/14 09:07

Healthy, wholesome, flavorful...what a great combination for a bread!~ Love this :-)

Lite Home Bake 21/5/14 10:33

Wow, this loaf looks stunning and in black it is close to sexy!

Ann Low 21/5/14 13:27

Hi Angie, Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. I must check where I can get this Black quinoa.

Joanne 21/5/14 13:52

I'm sure it's just as delicious as it is nutritious!

Mary Callan 21/5/14 15:13

It looks wonderful - I'm always so impressed by your creative ways of making bread with supergrains like these - fabulous!

lena 21/5/14 17:18

i'm learning something new today, the black quinoa in bread making. I dont know how the taste like but i like the pictures with the spread on. looks delicious to eat that!

Shu Han 21/5/14 18:36

I have a friend who can't do well on gluten so I'm always on the lookout for GF recipes, feel it is easier on my stomach too! Bread is an especially tough one to go without gluten- this looks fantastic. Also love that you used sprouted quinoa, something I'm enjoying of late but mostly in salads, can't wait to try it with bread!

Nammi 21/5/14 19:00

I had quinoa once but it was creamy white not black. bread looks delicious

Kelly 21/5/14 19:50

This loaf looks amazing Angie! I am a big fan of quioa but haven't tried baking with it yet - this is such a great idea! Love how hearty and dense this bread is :)

sweetcarolinescooking 21/5/14 20:03

That bread is beautiful! I'm sure it was super delicious as well. :)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/5/14 20:51

The idea of using sprouted quinoa is so amazing. I wanted to get into sprouting last summer, did lentils, then stopped. But I liked it. The bread looks so wonderful Angie.

Shashi Charles 21/5/14 21:41

This bread is full of good stuff - and no flour - love it and your photos!

Guru Uru 22/5/14 02:53

This bread looks absolutely wonderful, healthy but full of flavour :D

Choc Chip Uru

Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/5/14 10:09

Beautiful and surely very tasty!



SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/5/14 15:48

Another beautiful and healthy bread, Angie! I don't believe I have seen the black quinoa yet but will have to look for it.

The Squishy Monster 22/5/14 18:54

I surely need to get my hands on some black quinoa. I've only had the white and red. This bread looks delicious!

Spicie Foodie 22/5/14 21:23

You always have the most amazing bread recipes, Angie!

Shobha 22/5/14 21:34

Such a healthy bread.. will try it for sure.I am pinning it into my - To Make List

Joyti 22/5/14 22:51

Oh, that looks delicious. And so pretty too. I'm always looking for ways to get more vegetarian protein in my diet, this sounds perfect.

Ann Jones 23/5/14 00:25

I've never tried black quinoa, I'm going to look for it at the store! Your bread looks delicious and I love that it's gluten free :)

Jessica's Dinner Party 23/5/14 00:31

Sprouted is so in right now..but for good reason! I kind of really want to try making this bread!!!!

Man Ridwan 23/5/14 03:12

Wow, such a healthy bread,sound good with any spread :)

Arjunan Akilandeswari 23/5/14 03:58

Wow... This going to be really a healthy alternative to other breads...

Dawn Yucuis 23/5/14 04:18

Your bread looks amazing! I never thought of using quinoa in a bread.

Reeni Pisano 23/5/14 04:31

Quinoa sprouts so fast! I've done chickpeas before and they take forever. The texture of this bread looks so delicious Angie! I can't wait to sprout some quinoa.

lisa h. 23/5/14 04:50

Very tasty and healthy bread :) Love it :D
I baked quinoa bread before but it didn't turn out well :(.
I am so trying your version soon :D.

Choclette 23/5/14 17:37

Gosh, you do come up with some wonderful recipes Angie. I've never come across sprouting quinoa before, let along turning this into bread. Your loaf looks fantastic, lovely idea.

Anne Regalado 23/5/14 17:52

Angie , this is one of your prettiest bread yet and I'm sure quiet delicious , too ! I've seen red quinoa here but that black one looks wonderful :D

grace 23/5/14 18:53

this is terribly unique, angie! you always introduce me to the most interesting ingredients!

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits 23/5/14 20:32

Being so dark and dense it reminds me of pumpernickel, but I'm sure it tastes quite different.
I'm really looking forward to trying this once baking season starts again. Bookmarked.

Vicki Bensinger 24/5/14 03:49

I love the sound of this bread and it looks beautiful with the grains coming through. My family has really become fond of quinoa so I make it at least once a week. I wonder how it would be if used as French toast? Very nutritious!

Rebecca Subbiah 24/5/14 05:20

wow how cool and super healthy have a great weekend

motherrimmy 24/5/14 15:46

I'll bet the texture of quinoa makes this a wonderful bread. We always have it on hand so I'll have to give it a try. I don't have the black quinoa, but I have a lovely red.

Balvinder 24/5/14 17:21

This looks incredible, such a dense and perfect textured bread!

fimère .b 24/5/14 19:01

quel joli pain il semble parfait et délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

Sarah 24/5/14 22:43

Wow this looks amazing - can't wait to give it a go at some point! Do you think it would work with white quinoa as well?

Sue/the view from great island 25/5/14 02:28

Everything about this bread is new to me, but I know I'd love it, I adore deep dark earthy bread!

Ivy 25/5/14 12:34

It sounds like a wonderful bread. Have not yet seen black quinoa in the Greek market but also tapioca flour and almond flour are hard to get :(

Kathy 25/5/14 23:00

A beautiful healthy grain bread…I so enjoy a dense dark bread!

StephenC 25/5/14 23:21

Where can I get free gluten? Oh, wait, that's not what it means.

Chris Scheuer 26/5/14 01:45

What a wonderful lunch this would make Angie. It looks like it has so much texture!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/5/14 06:58

You're so clever with your sprouting Angie -- a great way to boost nutrition and I just love the dark rustic look of this loaf.

Blog do Chocolate 26/5/14 15:31

My dear Angie,

I loved this bread of yours, such as others that you do so perfectly !


Terra 27/5/14 02:00

I have been reading how to prepare spouted quinoa. I like how you do it, seems easier. Your bread looks hearty and gorgeous. My hubby is a new fan to sprouted bread, so this needs to go on the must make list! Yum, Hugs, Terra

ami@naivecookcooks 27/5/14 22:19

I have never eaten sprouted quinoa bread. This looks so good!

afracooking 1/6/14 16:36

What a gorgeous looking loaf!! Amazing how you always come up with such beautiful and healthy recipes!

Chaya 2/6/14 17:22

My hubby would love this. Eating gluten-free does not mean being deprived, not with bread like this.

My Little Space 20/6/14 02:29

I wanna to try this one too. Simply irresistible!


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