Wholegrain Quinoa Bread

By DK on Apr 19, 2010
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
I made this Quinoa bread like gazillion years ago! OK! I was totally exaggerating - I mean I doubt even Dinosaurs existed that time!. Well, probably 6-7 months ago! meaning to post this for a while but for some reason it kept being pushed down the drafts pipeline. Now that the pipeline is dwindling thanks to me not taking any new photos, this bread finally sees the bright page of the Chef In You ;). I think I have insisted enough about my passion for whole grains and also quinoa.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Its inevitable that I use this precious grain (seed!?) to make breads. I have already used this to make amazingly delicious Quinoa dinner rolls but wanted to use it in a bread exclusively using Quinoa. I made this recipe from this website without making any changes, since it looked good enough to me. I have posted this recipe verbatim. Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe Other Quinoa recipes: Quinoa Dinner Rolls, Baked Quinoa and Mixed Bean cutlets, Multigrain Spelt Bread, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Risotto Recipe

recipe courtesy about.com

Basic Information
Prep Time: 2 to 4 hours
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: Makes one 11 inches by 6 inches loaf
  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons sourdough starter (optional)
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw quinoa for sprinkling on top of loaf
* PLEASE NOTE: The original recipe does not mention salt in its ingredients while they mention it in their steps. I added 1 tsp of salt when I realized their mistake. But I think adding anywhere between 1 tsp - 1-1/2 tsp of salt (depending on your taste) would work out fine for this bread.

If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
Cook the quinoa in 2 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes,
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
until the water is absorbed. Cool to room temperature.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Cook the oatmeal in the water and milk until liquid is absorbed. Let cool.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Place 3/4 cup warm water in a large bowl (or bowl of a standing mixer) and sprinkle yeast over the water. Let rest 5 minutes.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Stir honey, oil, powdered milk, and sourdough starter (if using) into the yeast mixture with a wooden spoon (or with dough hook on low speed).
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Add 1 cup of the bread flour and the salt and stir well.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Add the cooked quinoa and oatmeal and stir.  Add the whole wheat flour and 1 cup more of the bread flour and stir.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
When the dough starts to get stiff, turn out onto floured surface and begin to knead. (If using a standing mixer, continue to knead with dough hook).
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Keep adding flour and kneading until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes with a mixer, or 10 to 15 minutes by hand. Dough should feel slightly sticky but should not be wet and slack. You should be able to form it into a ball and it should hold its shape.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Lightly oil a large bowl with vegetable oil and place bread in the bowl, turning to coat lightly with the oil. Cover loosely with saran wrap.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Let bread dough rise in a warm spot until double in size, about 2 hours.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Punch down dough and shape into a ball. Pat/flatten into an oval shape about the length of the bread pan. I made this into one large loaf. You can shape it in any way you desire. Brush top of load very lightly with water
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
and sprinkle with quinoa seeds.. Let rise in warm place until bread has almost doubled in size. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
When oven is hot, place bread in center of oven. Throw a handful of ice cubes into bottom of oven to create steam. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover bread loosely with foil if the top is getting too brown and bake 15 minutes more. Bread should sound hollow when tapped.
Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.Then cut it into slices and enjoy it - as they are, or with salad or with warm soup. Whole grain Quinoa Bread recipe
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38 Responses to “Wholegrain Quinoa Bread”
  1. Vanessa

    :) This recipe was super great! I finally retired at the end of 2013 and have had the time to do some serious cooking and baking keeping as much as I can on the healthy side. I tried quonia for the first time this year and can’t believe how versatile it can be used in many different dishes. My husband requested this recipe so much after I made my first loaf that I make them in quantity. Thank you for a great and delicious bread recipe.

  2. Mika

    Can Amaranth be added instead of Quinoa as it is not available here.Is Amaranth same as Quinoa w.r.t cooking it?Pls reply.

  3. Alice

    Is the powdered milk necessary? This looks great but as I’m vegan, it isn’t suitable for me as is.

  4. Mary

    I am allergic to wheat, and oat what can I use instead of these, I am also allergic to rice, corn .

  5. eileen

    Snowed in and the bread is in oven baking now…. Haven’t baked bread for many years. Delighted that I had all the ingredients in the house….

    thank you

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