Quinoa Chia Bread (Gluten-free, Vegan)

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Incredibly nutritious and bursting with plant protein, this bread, both grain-free and vegan approved, adapted from The Healthy Chef, is simply made with quinoa which is naturally gluten free and gives a light and slightly crunchy texture with a lovely nutty flavours. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. Chia seeds, a great source of skin-loving omega-3 as well as fiber and calcium, work as a binder which helps hold all the ingredients together.

  • 300 g Quinoa
  • 60 g Chia seeds
  • 250 ml Water
  • 80 g Applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pumpkin seeds, optional
  1. Soak quinoa in plenty of cold water overnight in the fridge. Soak chia seeds in 125ml of water until gel like. It can be done overnight too.
  2. Drain soaked quinoa and rinse well through a sieve. Drain thoroughly and place in a food processor. Add in chia gel, remaining water, applesauce, baking soda, salt, and lemon juice. Process for 3 minutes. The bread mix should resemble a batter consistency with some whole quinoa still left in the mix.
  3. Spoon the batter into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the top with pumpkin seeds if desired. Or you can divide the batter into 12 silicon muffin cups.
  4. Bake the loaf for 60-70 minutes at 180C/350F, 40 minutes for the muffins, until firm to touch and bounces back when pressed with your finger. Remove and cool for 30 minutes in the pan, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Store wrapped in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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GG 13/6/14 18:01

I bet it's really delicious and with a great texture. GG

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 13/6/14 18:43

You have the best recipes! I want to try them all - especially this one. I am fascinated! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Angie.

angela bartolomeo 13/6/14 18:53

Bravissima!!!! e le foto sono splendide;))
Buon weekend;))

Geraldine Saucier 13/6/14 19:13

This bread sounds wonderful and it looks delicious. Just need to get some chia seeds and I will be ready to make it.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 13/6/14 19:28

Love the nutty crunchy texture and the small ones are such pretty shapes. I hope you have a lovely weekend Angie.

Muna Kenny 13/6/14 19:30

Looks delicious and creative. I am yet to be friend Quinoa, I think it's time we meet each other. The pics looks awesome :)

Pam 13/6/14 19:46

They look hearty and delicious!

Monica 13/6/14 21:37

I appreciate always learning something here! And I adore the two ways in which you baked this.

Priscilla at Homegrown Delight 13/6/14 21:47

I love quinoa, one of my favorite grains. The breads looks great and healthy! Chia seeds are nutritious addition. Do you use flax seeds in baking too? Have a nice week!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 13/6/14 22:18

Very curious to try this recipe and it is easy to make. Bookmarked.

Jessica Hylton 13/6/14 22:23

I love quinoa and the texture of this bread!

Sue/the view from great island 13/6/14 23:52

Angie you make the most incredible bread. The little molded ones are adorable!

Jasna Varcakovic 14/6/14 00:06

Great looking bread Angie; I'm not following any diet (yet), but would be delightet to try your bread

Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/6/14 01:35

Nice! A fabulous bread.



Mary 14/6/14 03:28

Angie you are so creative!!! what wonderful bread - LOVE the ingredients!!

Liz Berg 14/6/14 03:29

Another hearty, tempting loaf! And your muffin versions are so cute!!!

Medeja 14/6/14 04:18

Sounds healthy..and delicious :)

kitchen flavours 14/6/14 05:30

Such a lovely healthy loaf of bread!

Ivy 14/6/14 06:35

That bread looks amazing and so healthy!

Veronica's Kitchen 14/6/14 09:30

I just love this bread, Angie! It has got the quinoa and chia, the two ingredients that I would love to learn about, so healthy and delicious!

Anonymous 14/6/14 10:46

I would love to visit with you when you bake bread Angie - you always have the most inspirational recipes.
Have a wonderful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Elzbieta Hester 14/6/14 11:01

It looks really good, Angie. The crack on top means it's perfect!

ela h.
Gray Apron

coconutandberries 14/6/14 12:03

Love the look of this! The texture looks really great.

Veronica Ng 14/6/14 12:07

I read and re-read your recipe - no mistake there. There is no flour in your bread recipe. Must try this fabulous healthy bread. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 14/6/14 12:48

Great recipe, but quinoa is NOT paleo even though it isn't actually a grain, but a seed.

Beth 14/6/14 14:35

Baking bread with quinoa is a great idea! I'd love to try this recipe.

Angie Schneider 14/6/14 15:49

@Anonymous Well, it's a yes-no situation. However, I shouldn't have written it's paleo safe since there's an argument. Thanks!

Anonymous 14/6/14 17:03

Ooh Angie! I love your home-made chia bread but loves those mini one's the most! I love that you used your silicon flower molds for them! Yum yum yummy!

Balvinder 14/6/14 18:05

I can't wait to try this one. I bought chia seeds after seeing so many recipes on your blog, although I add a mix of buckwheat, chia and hemp to my breakfast cereal but I have never baked with them.

Pamela 14/6/14 19:19

Angie my dear! Your blog is a permanent source of surprises. I have already noted down this recipe and will try it on monday. I have too many breads half started at the moment, so I will have to wait. Big hugs and million thanks

Cailee Joy 14/6/14 19:32

YUM! What a healthy recipe! Can't believe it's gluten AND dairy free! So nice :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 14/6/14 19:44

The texture looks wonderful! Chia seed is something I haven't tried baking with yet but look forward to it!

Gwen 14/6/14 20:04

Another perfect bread recipe Angie! Very cute molds too!

Debra Eliotseats 14/6/14 22:19

I would love a slice of this for breakfast.

Gloria Baker 14/6/14 22:33

Angie this bread look beautiful like all your breads!

Cheri Savory Spoon 15/6/14 00:06

Love this bread Angie, you always come up with the best recipes!

Elisabeth Pregadio 15/6/14 03:55

Angie, I love the pretty shaped molds, and of course that gorgeous loaf of bread. The only ingredient I would have to get, is the chia seeds...and the best part, that it does not require yeast, which sometimes I have problem with. Lovely photos...as always!

lenia 15/6/14 09:56

This is a bread I would definitely love to try! So healthy and packed with nutrients!

Jeannie Tay 15/6/14 10:42

that looks like an incredibly healthy loaf and I love the mini ones too!

Roz Corieri Paige 15/6/14 17:15

What a beautiful bread Angie! I love these healthy, hefty, artisanal breads that you make so cleverly! Quinoa AND chia! Wow! PS: Thanks for your comment on my FB page, I checked for your comment and nothing went to spam . . . thankfully. I have been away from my blog and commenting to you and others for a full month due to travel and other family issues. I apologize and hope to catch up with reading your recipes that I have missed! Have a beautiful day, my friend!

Regina @ LeelaLicious 15/6/14 17:56

I love how quick this gluten free bread comes together. Just in the food processor and no kneading or rising necessary. A total win in my books

Ashley 15/6/14 23:15

You seriously always have the best looking breads! I am so so obsessed with chia seeds at the moment ... this sounds delicious!

Dawn Yucuis 16/6/14 05:03

This bread looks great. Healthy and delicious!

Monet 16/6/14 05:04

Quinoa and chia seeds? AMAZING! This looks just incredible my friend!

Nammi 16/6/14 05:15

very intersting recipe, always learn some new ingrediant from you. By the way what kind of link up tool do you use for those thumbnails at the bottom of your post, I removed my linkwithin to update and now cant seem to add it back.

Nammi 16/6/14 05:40

oh just letting you know I got it figured out :), mentioned on earlier comment on how to add a link up thumbnails... :)

Jess Bakericious 16/6/14 07:45

this is a healthy bread, good for breakfast.

Amy 16/6/14 07:54

What a healthy and delicious recipe! I especially love the ones you put into the individual muffin cups. :) So cute and definitely convenience.

Emma @ Fork and Good 16/6/14 12:10

I love your breads Angie! This one is another to drool over. You have a serious talent for these!

Sokehah Cheah 16/6/14 12:54

This is sure good, old health food and the mini ones are sooooooo cute!

Alida 16/6/14 13:02

Fabulous bread Angie and great photography (as ALWAYS!). I need a tip or two in photography. I spend ages trying to take a decent photo but sometimes I just give up! Not always easy.
Well done, I love this.

Kathy 16/6/14 14:43

Wow…these breads look bakery worthy…just beautiful and healthy too!

Shashi Charles 16/6/14 16:11

Angie - this brad sounds so good - I am always looking for GF options and the combination of quinoa and chia with applesauce has me intrigued - what a winning combination!

Finla 16/6/14 19:15

You always come up with healthy breads or cooking and they look and sounds delicious too.

Lady Lilith 16/6/14 21:56

Looks good. Last week we actually just purchased our first bag of chia seeds to give them a try.

grace 16/6/14 21:58

this has to be the coolest-looking bread ever made, angie! what a wonderful creation. :)

Scott S. 16/6/14 22:13

This looks like the kind of bread you'd pay a zillion dollars for at at gourmet shop. It looks wonderful Angie!

fimère .b 16/6/14 22:30

parfait et délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

lisa is cooking 16/6/14 22:36

I love the look of the seeds in this bread! Sounds delicious too.

The Yum List 17/6/14 02:57

Both forms look fabulous. I bet it tastes a lot better than many of the gross rice based versions out there.

lisa h. 17/6/14 04:28

Another great bake Angie :D

noobcook 17/6/14 06:34

they look lovely and healthy :)

Kelly 17/6/14 06:40

You make the prettiest healthy and hearty breads Angie :) I love quinoa and chia seeds so I know I would definitely enjoy a slice or two of this - the pumpkin seeds are such a nice touch too :)

Nippon Nin 17/6/14 20:15

I need to buy apple sauce but I have everything else. I can't wait to try this earthy looking bread.

Anonymous 17/6/14 20:52

Looks delicious! Love that it is gluten-free and vegan

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/6/14 23:30

This looks so good. I really need to try this as Manservant is trying to stay away from the white stuff. Maybe he would like this!

Sharon D 19/6/14 04:10

Wow..what an interesting bread, Angie. Yum-looking too. It looks easy enough to make. I'm going to add this into my must-make list!

My Little Space 20/6/14 02:12

Oh my, another beautiful baked! Wish I can have a bite.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 20/6/14 07:16

Looks so delicious and wholesome!

My Inner Chick 20/6/14 17:38

I've never seen bread like this before.
It looks hardy and with MUCH substance.
Yeah, I'd like a piece, please! xx

Karen Harris 21/6/14 01:08

Paleo or not this looks like a great, healthy recipe. What a great texture this must have. I'm going to have to break open that box of quinoa I bought too long ago.

Terra 21/6/14 17:20

I am amazed by this recipe and how fluffy the bread looks! Definitely need to make! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

Hema 23/6/14 13:35

Bread looks simply awesome Angie, answering your question, idli rice is a variety of rice, you'll find in Indian stores, you can use other varieties and dals are lentils..

Ann Jones 24/6/14 00:15

I bake with applesauce a lot to make gluten free breads more moist. Your bread looks beautiful and like something I would definitely eat!

Choclette 29/6/14 09:58

And another great loaf from you. This one I am going to have to try as I am a big quinoa and chia seed fan.


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