Happy #SassySaturday 😀 Weekend again after a quite stressful week – mostly emotional stressed but also a lot of work to do (and still ahead!) and therefore I want to spend this weekend a lot more relaxed than one week ago bc I need a break from all my pressure lately. And what’s a better way to relax than baking? I used to bake a lot until last year’s summer time – somehow I had less time but baking always felt like a soft therapy to me 🙂 mostly cakes and muffins and it was a great joy 😉 with all that memories in my head I plan to bake more in future- again! Starting today, with my sassylicous creation 😀 I recreated @naturally.sassy’s SUPERFOOD GLUTENFREE QUINOA BREAD 😀 and it’s delicious! Perfect with sweet and hearty toppings and easy to upgrade with everything possible! 😀
Little fun-fact: quinoa is actually spelled “kin-wah” but the popular way to spell it in my region is “ki-noa” – actually incorrect;) but if you try to spell correctly nobody understands you 😉 isn’t it hilarious;)
You need :
- 2 cups quinoa
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tsp baking soda or powder
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 60 ml olive or melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup mixed seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices, herbs, … to top (Optional;and also into the dough if desired)
The night before, you need to soak the uncooked quinoa & chia seeds. Measure out the quinoa and chia seeds and place in two separate bowls. Cover the chia seeds with about 1 cup of water and the quinoa with enough water to cover well. Place both bowl in fridge overnight.
The next day, preheat the oven to 160°C. Drain the quinoa and add 1/2 of it into a blender, together with soaked chia seeds, baking soda, maple syrup, olive oil and lemon juice. Blend until the mixture is almost smooth, then stir in the other half of the quinoa. Pour the mixture into a bread tin lined with parchment paper scatter the top with desired things. Place in the oven and bake for around 60-70 minutes, or until you can stick a knife in and it comes out clean.
A bread – prefect no matter if toasted or not! And there are many ways to enjoy – endless! Some topping ideas include nut and seed butters, nana slices, dates, berries, … as well as hearty combos with hummus, avocado, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, tomatoes/veg, pumpkin seeds, spreads, …