About This Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns Recipe
Because it is so rich in nutrients and is naturally gluten-free, quinoa is a wonderful choice for people on a gluten-free diet or any generally healthy diet. And in this recipe, we combine quinoa with different seeds to amp up the health factor of these buns!
No more kneading the dough or waiting for it to rise, these flourless Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns are not only healthy but also very easy and fast to make.
As you can expect, they are quite dense but also very filling and full of flavors. You can enjoy them as they are. But why stop there? Why not experience the full scope of its flavors and make them impossible to resist?
Simply cut the bun in half, lightly toast it, and top it with layers of goodness. For a vegan quinoa burger, you can add mashed red kidney beans, leafy green veggies, tomatoes, and creamy vegan tzatziki. Or, you can use shredded chicken sauce topped with veggies and white sauce for a meaty quinoa burger. And if you have a sweet tooth, you can even enjoy them with jam or peanut butter, or both! The options are endless.
Whichever way you choose to enjoy these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns, you’re sure to fall in love with them.
What You Need for This Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns Recipe
- Quinoa: Nutrient-rich, quinoa is a wonderful choice for a gluten-free diet.
- Almonds: Almonds are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They also give a wonderful nutty flavor to these quinoa bread buns.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: It is gluten-free, vegan, low in fat, and adds a pleasant hint of nut.
- Linseeds: Also known as flax seeds, they are another “superfood” loaded with nutrients, and because they are packed with fibers, they can improve your digestive system.
- Sesame Seeds: The nutty flavor and crunch go perfectly well with these quinoa bread buns.
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Both baking powder and baking soda are chemical leavening agents. Baking powder does most of the leavening, while baking soda is added to neutralize the acids in the recipe and add tenderness as well as some leavening.
- Maple Syrup: To add a little bit of sweetness and balance the flavors.
- Avocado: High in good fat, avocado has a creamy, velvety texture and can replace butter or egg with a mild taste.
- Lime: Lime juice is the perfect touch for avocado, and the lime zest gives a nice zesty flavor.
- Chia Seeds: One of the healthiest foods on the planet, chia seeds help keep the buns a little bit moist.
- Sunflower Seeds: For an extra bit of crunch and nice texture.
- Sea Salt: Because it enhances the flavors, and all your dishes, regardless of whether they are sweet or savory, should include a little bit of salt.
- Maple Syrup: You can substitute it with honey, agave syrup, or brown sugar.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: You can substitute it with any other plant-based milk or water.
- Almonds: Any other nuts that you prefer such as hazelnuts or walnuts would work.
What type of quinoa should I use for these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns?
I recommend using white quinoa over tricolor quinoa as the grains have thinner skin, making it easier to whizz into a flour consistency.
Should I wash quinoa?
Usually, yes. But in this case, if you wash it, you’ll need to dry it in the oven or a skillet, or it won’t blend into flour when it’s wet. I think it is better not to wash it for this recipe as long as you use whole quinoa and not flour quinoa.
Can these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns be stored?
Yes, you can keep these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns well covered in the fridge for a few days. If not eaten on the day they are made, they are best toasted before eating.
Can I freeze these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns?
Yes, you can put the whole buns in the freezer. When you want to eat them, you can then just toast the buns straight from frozen.
Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns
Loaded with proteins and fibers, these Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns are not only healthy and nutritious but also loaded very filling and so delicious! They are small, nutty, and dense, perfect for burgers or sandwiches.
How To Make Gluten-Free Quinoa Bread Buns Step By Step
Start by lining a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 170℃ (340℉).
Add the almonds to a food processor or blender and blitz until you get it to a crumbly consistency, like an almond meal.
Add quinoa and linseeds to a food processor or a blender and blitz until you get it to a flour consistency.
Mix quinoa and linseeds in a bowl with the almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sea salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In another bowl, peel and mash the avocado. Add lime zest and juice, maple syrup, and almond milk, and mix well.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well for 2-3 minutes until you get a sticky, firm dough.
Start forming balls out of the dough, then slightly flatten them and place them on the baking tray, keeping a little distance between each other.
Bake for around 25 minutes or until they are golden brown. If you see the bottom browning more than the top, turn them over. To check if they’re done, poke 1 or 2 with a skewer. If it comes out clean, they’re done.
Let them completely cool down before cutting.
- As quinoa flour may have a bitter taste, buying whole quinoa and making the flour yourself is better. It may take a little longer, but you can be sure the bread buns will not have a bitter taste.
- You may use a food processor or a blender to blitz the quinoa. The food processor will take a little bit longer than the blender.
- Cover the dough balls with aluminum foil or baking paper during the baking stage if the buns are starting to crack but are not cooked in the middle. This will stop them from drying on the outside while continuing to cook inside.