Gluten-Free Quinoa & Chia Quick Bread

  • 1 ¾ cups (300 g) of uncooked quinoa
  • 2 fl oz/1/4 cup (60 g) whole chia seeds
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water (use ½ to soak chia seeds and other half when combining all ingredients in food processor)
  • 2 fl oz / ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil (or olive oil substitute)
  • 1-2 Scoops Grown American Superfood Powder
  • *Add 1 – 1 ½ Tablespoon of water for each Grown American Superfood Powder scoop
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • *Optional additions: ½ – ¾ cup small raisins, finely chopped pitted dates, nuts. Or, sprinkle with pumpkin or sunflower seeds before baking!

Heat oven to 350 degrees F
Oil a loaf pan

Overnight: Soak quinoa in plenty of cold water in the fridge, making sure that there is excess water so quinoa does not soak it all up and dry out Soak chia seeds in ½ cup water – this can also be done overnight. Stir it 2-3 times at beginning to mix chia seeds well with water

Preparation: Preparation: Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) Drain quinoa and rinse very well through a sieve. Drain water from quinoa really well.
Place quinoa in food processor
Add chia gel, ½ cup water (+ extra Tablespoons), olive oil or substitute, Grown American Superfood Powder, baking soda, sea salt and lemon juice
Mix in food processor for 3 minutes. The dough should resemble batter consistency with some whole quinoa remaining in the mix Spoon into a loaf tin lined with baking/parchment paper on the base and all sides
Bake for 1-1 ½ hours until firm to the touch and it bounces back when pressed with your fingers. Remove from oven.
Cool for 30 minutes in tin/loaf pan. Remove from baking tin and continue cooling on a rack. It should be slightly moist in the middle and crisp on the outside. Can serve it cold or toasted in a toaster oven with butter & cinnamon, jam, ricotta cheese & jam, nut butters, banana slices, etc.

It can be stored in the fridge for a week; frozen for 3 months.

You can use this recipe for a thin pizza crust, or use the batter to make pancakes or crumpets and drizzle with maple syrup, butter & sliced banana!