This quinoa flatbread recipe comes together very quick and easily, its organic, gluten free AND most importantly.. vegan and delicious!
Its kind of like a Turkish flatbread, perfect for dipping in hummus or any kind of dip, this Turkish Cacik would be wonderful with it! Cut it up small and use it like a cracker, eat it just as it is covered in yummy seeds OR make a plain version to use as a gluten free pizza base… Quinoa flatbread pizza mmmmm.
To make this quinoa bread recipe simply put all your ingredients in the food processor and blend into a smooth batter. Spread the batter as thick or thin as you like, depending how crispy or doughy you want it. I’ve made it 2 days in a row now, the first day I went thin and crispy and today a bit thicker and both ways are really good.
What is this Quinoa that you speak of and how do you even pronounce it?
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a highly nutritious seed that’s eaten and prepared as a grain. Although not technically a cereal grain it still counts as a whole grain food. It contains all of the amino acids, even the ones our bodies don’t produce on its own, making it a complete source of protein, along with fibre, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, antioxidants and phosphorus. It even contains a small amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Not surprising then it has become one of the worlds most popular health foods!
Whats Quinoa good for?
The health benefits of quinoa include aiding diabetes, heart health, fighting cancer, weight loss, bone health, gut health and disease fighting antioxidants.
If you would like to know more about quinoa and its nutrition and health benefits click over here.
Where can I buy Quinoa?
You shouldn’t have to look too far to find quinoa. Its in most supermarkets, health food stores or can be bought online. Its non-gmo, often organic and comes in red, white and black varieties. Its easy to prepare and doesn’t require soaking. You can use it like rice, make risottos with it as in this recipe here or even mix cooked and cooled quinoa with a little maple syrup and chopped fruits to make a delicious and highly nutritious breakfast!
Are you ready to make delicious Quinoa Flatbread?
Lets do this!
- 1 cup quinoa rinsed
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- a pinch salt
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- Toppings of choice (see notes) optional
Heat your oven to 220 c.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place all your ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend to a smooth pourable but thick batter.
THERMOMIX USERS: Place all your ingredients in the mixing bowl and blend 1 minute on speed 8, scrape down and repeat.
Pour the batter onto the prepared baking paper and using a spatula spread to your required thickness and shape.
If using toppings, sprinkle them on the top and then place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Take the bread from the oven, turn over and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven allow to cool and dig in!
You can leave your bread plain or experiment with various toppings such as chilli flakes, black onion seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, smoked paprika, flaked almonds or whatever you have in your cupboard and have the fancy for!